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Summer Water Sports At Their Best

North Idaho's winters are long, generally with some serious snow, and its summer are short (usually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wpmccarty
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Pristine and beautiful lake!

This is one of the nicest lakes in North America. It’s unusual configuration, elevation, and forest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stonecroft7
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

North Idaho's winters are long, generally with some serious snow, and its summer are short (usually June - October). But they are the best sort of summers in all respects, being warm, sunny, and perfect for all of the many out of doors activities that beautifully pine forested area has. And then there are the area's many very accessible lakes and streams, ideal for boating, swimming, and fishing. Coeur d'Alene Lake is one of the finest of those bodies of water in North Idaho, over 20 miles long and averaging 3 miles wide, with plenty of boat sales, repairs and sale of accessories, fishing supplies, and a variety of accommodations and restaurants readily available to the visitor or local, right on or near the lake's beautiful north shore in the friendly town of Coeur d'Alene. We lived in there, on the banks of the nearby Spokane River, for many years and can highly recommend the area to either visit or live, assuming the long snowy and somewhat dark winters don't get you down. If they don't, you will also find several good ski resorts in the area to keep you entertained until another bright and warm summer returns once again.

Thank wpmccarty
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest lakes in North America. It’s unusual configuration, elevation, and forest surrounding combine for a wonderful experience. We have enjoyed the beaches, swimming areas, boating, the CDA resort, but the lake is everything! I love to snorkel and look for beautiful rocks that shimmer with mica. This is a wonderful place to visit.

Thank Stonecroft7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hikes, large selection of biking trails and amazing restaurants. You will fall in love with the lake and the area around it.

Thank Trudy E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful sight and though we did not get a chance to go boating, we did dip out feet in for a short walk--cold! - We can understand it draw for so many tourists...not that much development so you have nice vistas...go to website for recreational opportunities..I still like Tahoe better.

Thank Neal S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lake reminds me of Lake Tahoe in CA. but not as commercialized. The park at the lake is pristine. Bathrooms immaculate. There is even a bike repair station. Bike and walking trails. Wonderful place to spemd some time.

Thank JoeyDog
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some things were under construction while I was there, but that did not seem to be the source of the anti-dog signs. Otherwise, the lake is beautiful, and the Centennial Trail or whatever it is that goes through there is a great walk/run.

Thank Mountain_chela
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This lake and its surroundings are spectacular. Fall sunsets across the lake are a delight to behold. If I ever decide to jump ship from Camano Island, ths area would be at the top of my list to land.

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

Best in the Northwest! Good fishing, lots of Kokanee Salmon and Chinook Salmon to be had here. Boat launch access points are a bit limited and get very busy in the summer time. If your going to fish, be sure to launch in early morning.

Thank George C
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Centennial trail in Spokane, Washington and the Coeur d'Alene rail trails offer some of the most picturesque easy bicycle riding to be found anywhere. Thest trails meander through the countryside along the lakes and streams for quiet enjoyment as you ride. Also, the ride across the railroad bridge over Lake Coeur d'Alene is another nice adventure. While you are in the area, don't miss a chance to do the Hiawatha trail that features going through several tunnels and crossing over some spectacular old railroad trestles on your way down the trail..

Thank John C
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We loved the lake. Coeur d’ Alene is a fantastic town which is clean and upscale. The lake rivals Lake Tahoe in its beauty. The people of Coeur d’ Alene obviously take great pride in the beauty of their community and the lake. This is a wonderful place to visit.

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