b"wasacquiredbythecityintheearlyholiday season, as does a lake cruise to 1950's in a swap with Kootenai County.the North Pole where families can take TheparkisnamedforMaeMcEuena magical trip across the water to seeAREA INFO:becauseshe,alongwithaagroupofSanta and Mrs. Claus.citizens banded together to preserve itFor those who want to spend time onBayview Chamberas public green space. Mae was also athe links, the internationally acclaimed,P.O. Box 121, Bayview, ID83803 big supporter of youth sports. awardwinning,CoeurdAleneResortwww.bayviewidaho.orgJoin the locals for a mouth-watering,Golf Course boasts the worlds first and lip-smacking,unforgettableHudsononlyfloatinggolfgreen.Inaddition,Gateway Northwest Visitor CenterHamburgeronShermanAvenue.Thisthere are many fine, public golf courses208.769.1537family owned business has been in CdAto tee off. for over a hundred years. A short stroll toTubbsHillisawildernesshavenBureau of Land Mgt.the end of Coeur dAlene city dock andrightintheheartofdowntownCdA.208.769.5000youreinthecapablehandsofBrooksHikersandwalkersarerewardedwith Seaplane,establishedin1946,famousa spectacular view of the Lake and theCoeur dAlene C of Cfor its breathtaking Lake Coeur dAlenetown.Mountain bikers and hikers head105 N. 1st St.Loop Flight.towardsthegroomedtrailsatthe[2]Coeur dAlene, ID 83814History buffs will want to investigateCanfieldMountainTrailSystem ,a208.664.3194FortSherman,locatedinandaround32-miletrailsystemdesignedwithoutcdachamber.comNorthIdahoCollege,whereseveraltraveling on roads open to cars or trucks.original buildings survive from the oldOn I-90, east of CdA, stands the 300- Idaho State Parksfort.NamedafterCivilWarGeneralfoot high and 1720-foot long Veterans208.769.1511WilliamTecumsehSherman,ShermanCentennialMemorialBridge.Nearby, came west in 1877 to establish a militaryvisit Wolf Lodge Bay from November toCdA River Ranger Districtfortandchosethisawe-inspiringandJanuary, for a spectacular view of baldFernanstrategic spot where Lake Coeur dAleneeagles on their migratory flight (Exit 22208.664.2318andtheheadoftheSpokaneRiveroff I-90 east). Turn South on Hwy 97 andwww.fs.usda.gov/ipnfconverge.The Museum of North Idahomarvel at the sights and sounds of the [3] celebratesmoreoftheregionsproudLake Coeur dAlene Scenic Byway alongPost Falls C of Chistory.Special exhibits focused on thethe Lake until it ends at Hwy 3. Along theBox 908, Post Falls, ID 83877regionshistoryareshowcasedattheway, [4] Mineral Ridge Recreation Area800.292.2553museum. provides picnic facilities and spectacular208.773.5016 Coeur dAlene City Park, with its hugelake views from hiking trails above thepostfallschamber.comFortShermanPlayground,isalocallake. favorite andthe perfect place to enjoyFromCoeurdAlene,Hwy95SouthRathdrum Chambera picnic, a lazy afternoon nap, weekendpassesthe[5] BlackwellIslandP.O. Box 850, Rathdrum, ID 83858concerts or a family round of Frisbee.Recreation Site ,featuringfourpublic208/687-2866 Ride the ponies! Kids, adults, & anyoneboat launch lanes and picnic area.rathdrumchamberofcommerce.comwhowantsthenatalgicfeelofdaysContinuing south on Hwy 95, you will gone by can ride the historic Playlandpass the Cougar Bay Nature ConservancyHIGHLIGHTSPierCarouselinMemorialPlazaacrosswithhundredsofacresofpreserved from Coeur d'Alene City Park wetland habitat. Try and locate some ofCoeur d'Alene Community pride is on display at thethe 146 species of birds that have beenMcEuen Park plethora of area events. Junes sunshineidentified.Hudson's Hamburgerbrings the roar of the Car dLane ClassicAt the edge of Kootenai County inPlayland Pier CarouselCarShow.4thofJulyFireworkslightWorley,stop&visittheCoeurdAleneCoeur d'Alene City Parkup the night sky with one of the bestCasino,whichoffersa24-hourcasino, pyrotechnics show in the area.beautiful golf course, accommodations,Post FallsAugustshinesforthe WoodenBoat& restaurants. Pictographs at Treaty RockShow,ArtontheGreen,andA TasteHead north to [6] Hayden , a friendly,Falls Park Waterfallof Coeur dAlene. Check the schedulesclose-knitcommunity,oncehometoQEmiln Parkfor the Coeur dAlene Summer TheaterBingCrosby.HighlightingthetourisNorth Idaho Centennial Trail visitwww.northidaho.orgforafullthebeautiful4000-acreforestfringed listingofcommunityandculturalHayden Lake. events.A parade and fireworks the day after ThanksgivingkicksoffthewinterKootenai Country continued on page 40.Majestic North Idaho|www.northidaho.org 15"