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Wondering what to do while visiting Coeur d'Alene? Nearby state parks and national forests offer hiking, biking and horseback riding trails as well as water activities such as swimming, boating and fishing. Hike or bike one of the many trails including the North Idaho Centennial Trail, the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes or Tubbs Hill, a 120 acre waterfront preserve on the downtown waterfront. Take a stroll on the world's longest floating boardwalk located at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, golf the floating green or take a cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Check out one of the many festivals such as Art on the Green or participate in the famous Ironman Triathlon. Explore this page for a complete list of recreational opportunities.
Coeur d'Alene Audubon Society. PO Box 361, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816.
Sunset Bowl. 202 W. Sunset Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. Phone: 208-667-2695.
Bobby D's Custom Tours & Charters. PO Box 2414, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816. Phone: 208-667-0807 or 208-699-7206.
Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises. Coeur d'Alene Resort: 115 S. 2nd Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-765-2300 Ext 21; Toll-free: 1-800-688-5253.
Art on the Green. Phone: 208-667-9346; Fax: 208-667-9346
This outdoor festival of arts and crafts is held at the old Fort Sherman Grounds on the North Idaho College Campus, a short walk from downtown. Art on the Green features hands-on art for children and adults and of course the artists' work for display and purchase. Food is also available.
All events are at Main Street in Riverstone. The actual marathon is 26.2 miles while the half-marathon is 13.1 miles.
Coeur d'Alene Triathlon
Coeur d'Alene Triathlon starts with a 1.5k swim in the lake followed by a 40k bike ride down scenic Coeur d'Alene Drive then finishes with a 10k run ending.
North Idaho Fair & Rodeo. Kootenai County Fairgrounds: 4056 N. Government Way, PO Box 2437, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. Phone: 208-765-4969; Fax: 208-765-3168.
Coeur d'Alene Public Golf Club. 2321 W. Fairway Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815. Phone: 208-765-0218.
Coeur d'Alene Resort Floating Green Golf Course. Phone: 208-667-465; Toll-free: 1-800-935-6283.
Coeur d'Alene National Forest. GPS: 47.675444; -116.396312.
Coeur d'Alene National Forest has many types of recreation. Explore the hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Hike the 5 mile Caribou Ridge that connects Beauty Bay Campground and Mt. Coeur d'Alene picnic area. At the top take in the stunning view of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the mountains. Bike the 13 mile trail, the Route of the Hiawatha, an abandoned railbed going through 9 cavernous tunnels and over 7 high trestles. Enjoy the water activities including fishing for rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout, boating, swimming and tubing in one of the lakes (Hayden and Coeur d'Alene), rivers or streams. Play in the backcountry areas with your motorcycle or ATV. Winter offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Coeur d'Alene Parkway State Park. Located along the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Phone: 208-666-6711.
Access Coeur d'Alene Parkway State Park by taking Exit 15, Sherman Avenue from I-90 or from the city center by driving east on Sherman Avenue and turning onto Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. This park is located along the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene following the North Idaho Centennial Trail Higgens Point. A boat launch along with a picnic area that overlooks the lake is located at Higgens Point. View the Veterans Memorial Bridge or watch for bald eagles at the Bennett bay area. Benches, picnic tables and restrooms are available.
Farragut State Park. Located 30 miles north of Coeur d'Alene in Bayview. Phone: 208-683-2425; Fax: 208-683-7416.
Farragut State Park has over 40 miles of trails for hiking and biking featuring the Highpoint and Scout Trails that lead to Bernard Peak. The north side of the park offers the corral for day use and over 20 miles of trails for horseback riding. Swim at Beaver Bay Beach, one of the few places where the water is warm enough for swimming. Eagle Boat Launch provides the only major access for boaters on the south end of Pend Oreille Lake.
Round Lake State Park. Located 10 miles south of Sandpoint. Phone: 208-263-3489.
Round Lake Park offers all the water activities including fishing and swimming, trails for hiking, biking and wildlife viewing plus cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Fleet Feet Sports. 511 Sherman Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-765-7604.
Fun Unlimited. 2307 N. 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.
Just Add Water Sports (JAWS). 1701 N. 4th Street, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-765-8333; Toll-free: 1-877-510-Jaws.
KJ Watersports. 1621 Northwest Boulevard, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-818-9040.
Vertical Earth. 2175 N. Main, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814. Phone: 208-667-5503.
North Idaho Centennial Trail
The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a multi-use trail extending 24 miles from the Idaho-Washington state line to Higgens Point on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Maps are available at local shops, hotel and visitor centers or you can download a copy off the web site.
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. Phone: 208-682-3814; Fax: 208-682-4032.
The 73 miles of smooth trail made of asphalt begins in the historic Silver Valley, along Lake Coeur d'Alene past the city of Coeur d'Alene through the farmlands to Plummer. This road is ideal for biking and in-line skating.
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