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Great Destinations! Each town has its unique, appealing character, making it a destination in its own right.
In and around the northwest there are numerous small towns that are
great destinations but may get little or no notice from major media such
as magazines, newspapers and television. Each town has its unique,
appealing character, making it a destination in its own right.
Listed below by state are some of our favorite small towns.
North Idaho is home to the beautiful resort town, Coeur d'Alene and the historic mining town Wallace which is on the National Historic Register and mountain recreation featuring two ski areas, access to miles of snowmobile trails and home to alpine lakes. Situated between Schweitzer Mountain and Lake Pend Oreille is the scenic and charming town Sandpoint.
For those who love whitewater rafting and kayaking we recommend the small community of Riggins located deep within a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers in Idaho's North Central region. Nearby Riggins is the small town White Bird where you can drive to Pittsburg Landing in Hells Canyon. Situated on the north bank of Clearwater River is the scenic town Orofino that hosts the annual Lumberjack Days each September.
Lava Hot Springs is a popular year round resort famous for their hot pools and mineral baths in Southeast Idaho. Pocatello is rich in history, hosts a variety of outdoor recreational activities and is home to the Pocatello Zoo which dedicated to studying and preserving native North American animals.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest: A Romantic Travel Guide by Teri Citterman. Hundreds of detailed reviews cover the coziest inns, resorts, B&Bs, hotels, and restaurants in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, with all-new "lip" rankings that rate each spot's kiss-ability. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Haunts by Joe Teeples. This ghostly field guide lists over 270 haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest that ghost hunters can easily visit. Includes street addresses, photographs, and historical information about the spirits and areas involved in spectral hauntings. Order now...
Where To Find Hundreds Of Spectacular Waterfalls In Washington, Oregon, And Idaho by Gregory Alan Plumb. At-a-glance table for selecting waterfalls by scenic rating, form, how to access, best season to go and defining characteristics. To help you select, each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, on foot, or by canoe or raft and rated for magnitude and aesthetic value. Order now...
Fodor's Pacific Northwest, 19th Edition: with Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver. This guide has the latest information expanding the coverage, illustrations, recommendations, advice and trip planning tools such as easy to read maps for your next adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Order now...
Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia by Eric Lucas. The ultimate guide with information on over 300 hiking trails, 700 campgrounds, and 200 beaches, parks, and wilderness areas. The book reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, including boutique hotels in Seattle, stone-and-wood lodges in the Cascades, and seaside B&Bs. Order now...
Lonely Planet Washington Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide) by Sandra Bao. Local authors, detailed maps, easy to use maps, parks and reserves, planning tools and at-a-glance practical information. Order now...
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