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Sandpoint or Missoula

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Sandpoint or Missoula

We are coming to Idaho to bike the Hiawatha trail & raft August 5-9. I have 14 & 15 year old boys who like outdoor activities but aren't thrilled about hiking, as we are. I've booked 2 days at the Hampton Inn in C d'Alene.

My first question: Is that a scenic spot in town where teens can be mobile? Any suggestions. The Resort is full.

Second: I don't know if we should go up to Sandpoint for 2 days or Missoula or where ? We have great theme parks in the Bay Area so that's not high on my list of things to do.

Really appreciate your time.

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1. Re: Sandpoint or Missoula

Katy, have you thought about Spokane for the boys. There is Riverfront park, lots of lakes around, also cat tales which they might like and for you there is the Centennial trail to bike on. There's state board parks if they are into that. Here's so links....

www.visitspokane.com

www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com

www.riversidestatepark.org

www.spokanecentennialtrail.org

www.cattales.org

It's about 35 minutes from Spokane.

There are also day trips you could take from here.

Missoula is lovely but I'm not sure the boys would not be bored the same with Sandpoint.

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Thanks for the ideas for Spokane area. Will check them out. We do want to explore farther east, as well.

Would you say skip Sandpoint & stay in Coeur d'Alene ? My husband read about trout fishing in Sandpoint & we could enjoy other water sports.

Any recommendations for a good day of fishing & an outfitter we could use.

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3. Re: Sandpoint or Missoula

Here are a couple of sites to check out. www.angelfire.com/wa

www.oglb.idaho.gov

www.visitnorthidaho.com

From Coeur d'Alene you can take day trips or over night trips east. The boys might like Wallace, ID to take a tour of a silver mine and the museum

www.wallaceidahochamber.com.

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4. Re: Sandpoint or Missoula

wow, What an extensive list for outfitters. Thanks again for your valuable information.

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5. Re: Sandpoint or Missoula

Katy, I don't know why that link to Wallace doesn't work maybe yahoo doesn't recognize it but it works when typed into the browser.

Any more questions please ask.

Collie

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