Without a doubt, springtime in North Idaho can be wet and this spring of 2010 is proving to be an exteme case. The beauty of this area beckons visitors to play outdoors so finding appropriate activities during this “rainy season” is still possible. Below are a few of my favorite activities whether the sun is shining or not.
Silvermountain in Kellogg, Idaho offers visitors breathtaking gondola rides from downtown straight up the mountain 3.1 miles to the Mountain Haus. From here you can access over 30 miles of downhill mountain bike trails, interpretive nature trails, disc golf and occassionaly, mountain top concerts. If the weather doesn’t suite you, lets the kids burn some energy in the jump castle and enjoy lunch indoors with fantastic views. Every friday from July-September you can enjoy a delicious bar-b-que that’s sure to be a hit with everyone. After a quick ride back down the mountain, take the family to the Silver Rapids Water Park where it’s always a balmy 84 degrees. Enjoy waterslides, hot tubs, wet adventure games, the lazy river, toddler pools and a simulated surfing wave all indoors and connected to a luxury condominum for overnight guests.
Quinns Hot Springs in Paradise, Montana provides comfortable accomodations, a fun lounge, full service restaurant and sparkling clean, hot mineral pools. This quaint resort sits on the banks of the Clark Fork River so guests can enjoy swimming from the beach, flyfishing, hiking, horseback riding or soaking in the chemical-free hot pools. This is also a great starting place for whitewater raft trips on the Clark Fork River during the summer months.
Scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene cruises are always popular regardless of the weather. These beautiful boats have large, warm enclosed areas with plenty of windows and seating. Leaving daily from downtown Coeur d’Alene, there are several itineraries to choose from. The St. Joe River, Sunset Dinner or Sunday Brunch cruises all serve scrumptious meals while touring the lake and rivers around Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Private parties can rent a luxury houseboat by the day complete with a captain and preplanned itinerary. This is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, family reuion or company meeting while cruising the lake in style.
TMI Tours of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho can help you plan a fun-filled vacation to North Idaho at any time of the year. Contact us a 1-800-975-7775 or [email protected].