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Welcome to North Idaho

Whether you’re looking for lodging, planning a day trip, or seeking general tips, come here to go North Idaho! Go skiing or snowmobiling on 400 miles of trail around Priest Lake. Get that tent out and go camping in Kootenai County under the stars that shine as brightly as the garnets and silver we pull from our mines. Put a boat out on the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene, or dip a toe into Priest River. Hike and bike the trails all around our famous panhandle, or just sit back and enjoy the majestic view. A vacation in North Idaho is a jumping off point. Come here to go!

Enjoy the Abundance of North Idaho

Where is here? Is it called the Panhandle or North Idaho? That’s not so clear. Unquestionably clear is the water in Lake Coeur d’Alene or Pend Orielle. Amazingly clear is the air that creates spectacular views to and from our highest peaks of the Selkirk mountain range and down to the depths of Hell’s Canyon and Post Falls. North Idaho abounds in natural resources and riches…and history, including the most productive silver mine in the country. And there are so many more riches waiting for you to discover when you vacation in North Idaho.

Explore the past in the present

In North Idaho’s rugged past miners and loggers have blazed the trails, and you can follow in their footsteps on sneakers, snowshoes, skies or snowmobiles trails (those really are old logging and mining roads). North Idaho is a place to explore and you can do it from the saddle, from the air, or from the seat of your car.

Vacation in North Idaho

On your vacation in North Idaho go to town in Coeur d’Alene or Sandpoint to shop at a white-glove jewelry store or goldsmith. Then get out of dodge and get your hands dirty at an authentic 1880s gold mine. Learn old skills at a Mountain Man Rendezvous or a Paul Bunyan logging festival. Or sit back and watch a rodeo or a powwow. Lodge in a swank resort or camp out under the stars. Go for a run in a scenic marathon, go for a hike up Tubbs Hill. Eat huckleberries along the way or go out for wild game and fresh fish, or a chuck wagon dinner. How many places can boast of a golf course with a floating green? Whatever you decide, this site will help you plan your vacation to North Idaho, and it will be a great ride. After all you’ve come to the right place to get out and go.

Go fast, or go slow. Go at your own speed. Go North Idaho! It will be a trip you’ll treasure!

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