Activities

Pulaski Tunnel Trail - 4 miles round trip
5 minutes from downtown Wallace, the two-mile Pulaski Tunnel Trail takes hikers back in time to the summer of 1910 and one of the largest forest fires in American history. Hurricane-force winds turned small fires into a blowtorch that ravaged more than 3 million acres of Idaho, Montana and Washington, culminating in what’s now known as “the Big Blowup.” At trails-end is the tunnel and commemorative markers indicating where Ed Pulaski saved all but six of the 45 firefighters under his command by holding them at gunpoint in a mine tunnel. The trail follows part of the route the crew took along cascading West Fork of Placer Creek and brings hikers to an overlook across from the tunnel. Today’s lush forest belies the damage and tragedy of that century-old fire but interpretive signs along the way tell the story of the fire and the miraculous escape. Both the trail and the mine are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is a nice and easy hike located at a well-marked trailhead soon after King Street leaves Wallace’s city limits (about half-mile south) of Wallace.

Interpretive signs along the trail tell of the calamitous summer of fire and the people who suffered its scars.

Allow two to four hours for the four-mile round trip to the Pulaski Tunnel overlook.

Accessibility:

First 725 feet of trail are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Directions:

From I-90, take exit 61 toward I-90 BUS/Wallace. At off-ramp stop sign, turn and head south. Turn left on I-90 Business Route. Turn right onto 2nd Street. Continue to follow 2nd Street. Turn right onto Bank Street. Bank Street turns left and becomes King Street. King Street turns slightly left and becomes National Forest Road 456/Moon Pass Road. Continue on FS Road 456 for about one mile until you see the well-marked parking area on your left.

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A guide to North Idaho's booming brewery scene
New breweries keep pouring into North Idaho. Here's a guide for a beer-inspired road trip.
As we turn the calendar to that time of year when a brewery road trip is in order, here's what North Idaho is serving up, with breweries listed alphabetically by city.

Post Falls

DOWNDRAFT BREWING CO.     
Food: Food truck
Find it: 418 W Seltice Way, Ste A  208.262.4233
downdraftbrewing.com
Hours: Tue –Fri 3–8, Sat 2–8

Post Fall’s Brewing Company
Food: Rotating food trucks
Find it: 112 N Spokane St 208.773.7301
www.postfallsbrewing.com
Hours: 7 days noon–10

SELKIRK ABBEY BREWING   
Food: Food truck
Find it: 6180 E Seltice Way 208.292.4901
selkirkabbey.com
Hours: Mon–Thu 3–close, Fri–Sat 1–close

Coeur d'Alene/Hayden

BADASS BACKYARD BREWING  
Food: Food truck
Find it: 317 E Coeur d’Alene Ave, Ste C
509.242.3225
badassbackyardbeer.com
Hours: Thu & Sun 12-7 Fri & Sat 12-8

Daft Badger Brewing
Food: Full Menu
Find it: 1710 N 2nd Street
208.665.9892; www.daftbadgerbrewing.com
Hours: Tues-Thurs 11-9 Fri 11-10 Sun 11-8

MAD BOMBER BREWING CO.   
Food: Snacks
Find it: 9265 N Government Way, Hayden 208.762.7343
madbomberbrewing.com
Hours: Mon–Thu 2–10, Fri–Sat 11–midnight, Sun 11–9

SLATE CREEK BREWING CO.     
Food: Food truck
Find it: 1710 N 4th St Ste 115 208.664.7727
slatecreekbrewing.com
Hours: Wed–Sat 2–10

Trickster’s Brewing Company
Food: Food truck
Find it: 3850 N. Schrieber Way
208.966.4232; www.trickstersbrewing.com
Hours: Mon–Wed 3–8, Thu–Sat 12–8, Sun 1-6

Kellogg

Radio BREWING CO.     
Food:  Full service
Find it: 313 Main St.  208.786.6633
radiobrewingcompany.com/
Hours: Sun–Thu 11-10, Fri-Sat 11–12

Moscow

MOSCOW BREWING CO.     
Food:  Food Truck
Find it: 630 N. Almon St #130 208.596.4058
moscowbrewing.com
Hours: Tue–Thu 4-9, Fri-Sat 2–10

RANTS & RAVES BREWERY    
Food: Food Truck
Find it: 308 N Jackson St  208.596.4061
rantsravesbrewery
Hours: Mon–Thu 11–10, Fri–Sat 11–11, Sun 11–9

Sandpoint/ Ponderay

LAUGHING DOG BREWING    
Food: Food Truck
Find it: 805 Schweitzer Plaza Dr, Ponderay 208.263.9222
laughingdogbrewing.com
Hours: Sun–Thu 2–7, Fri–Sat 12–8

Matchwood Brewing Company
208.718.BREW (2739)
matchwoodbrewing

MICKDUFF’S BREWING CO.
Food: Full Menu at Brew Pub
Find it: Beer Hall: 220 Cedar St  •  Brewpub: 312 N First Ave
208.209.6700 / 208.255.4351 mickduffs.com
Mon–Thu 3–9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11–9 Hours
Brewpub: Mon-Thu 11-9, Fri 12-11, Sat 11-11, Sun 11-9

UTARA BREWING CO.     
Food: Full Menu
Find it: 214 Pine St 208.255.2453
utaraidaho.com
Hours: Mon–Thu 11–8, Fri-Sat 11–9

Wallace

NORTH IDAHO MOUNTAIN BREW
Food: Full Menu  
Find it: 108 Nine Mile Rd  208.556.1120
northidahomountainbrew.com
Hours: Winter: Tue–Sat 11–9, Sun 11–8
Summer: Mon–Thu 11–9, Fri–Sat 11–10, Sun 11–8

WALLACE BREWING CO.    
Food: Full Menu
Find it: 610 Bank St  208.556.5600
Wallacebrewing.com  
Hours: Sun–Wed 1–6, Thu 1–7, Fri–Sat 1–8

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The Festival at Sandpoint has a star-studded 2019 lineup, ringing in its 37th year with two weekends of rock, pop, folk and bluegrass at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field in August.

Thursday, August 1
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
with special guests Lucius

NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS will kick off Sandpoint’s 37th annual summer concert series with their special brand of folk, Americana and vintage rhythm and blues.

Friday, August 2
Walk Off The Earth with Shook Twins
One part folk-pop, one part sketch group, and one part quickly musical experimenters, Canadian band WALK OFF THE EARTH formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, became a sensation on YouTube and set the concert scene on fire with their dynamic live shows.


Saturday, August 3

Jackson Browne
It doesn’t get any better than Rock and Roll and Songwriting Hall of Fame legend JACKSON BROWNE playing the music you love, with his full band, on the shores of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille at The Festival at Sandpoint!

Sunday, August 4
Family Concert

Musical fun for the young and young at heart! The Festival presents its FAMILY CONCERT featuring The Festival Community Orchestra and Studio One Dancers.


Thursday, August 8
Lake Street Dive with Darlingside


Join the party!    Back on the Festival stage by popular demand… it’s indie pop, jazz, soul sensation LAKE STREET DIVE!

Friday, August 9
The Avett Brothers

Alt country superstars THE AVETT BROTHERS combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, and the raw energy of the Ramones.”

Saturday, August 10
Kool & The Gang with Leroy Bell & His Only Friends

Celebrate summer with Grammy Award winning funk rock superstars KOOL & THE GANG.

Sunday, August 11
Grand Finale: Spokane Symphony with special guest Sybarite5

Spread your blanket on the grass, open your picnic basket and relax on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille to music from Mozart to Led Zeppelin. Sybarite5 is classical music’s most dynamic new ensemble, classically trained to knock your socks off! Complimentary wine tasting before the concert for those 21 and older and a fabulous fireworks display following the show. 

 

 

Here's what you missed in 2018:

Aug. 2 — Big Head Todd & the Monsters
The Colorado-bred alt-rockers have dabbled in blues, jazz and funk since forming in the late '80s and have developed a fervent following in jam-band circles.

Aug. 3 — Amos Lee
A traditionalist whose smooth, Americana-influenced sound recalls the great singer-songwriters of the '70s, with the occasional tip of the hat to classic R&B.

Aug. 4 — ZZ Top
If you were bummed these bearded southern rock legends canceled their previously scheduled Northern Quest gig, fear not: They'll be taking over Sandpoint with those spinning guitars that made them MTV staples in the '80s.

Aug. 9 — Greensky Bluegrass
This five-piece from Kalamazoo puts a jammy, improv-heavy twist on old-school bluegrass, and the result has brought them some cult adoration.

Aug. 10 — Sublime with Rome
Although they didn't have a hit until after lead singer Bradley Nowell's death, Sublime has since had a long (but bumpy) trajectory, now with frontman Rome Ramirez. They're returning to the area following a Northern Quest gig with the Offspring last July.

Aug. 11 — Phillip Phillips and Gavin DeGraw
A co-headlining show with two adult contemporary favorites: Phillip Phillips is best known for winning the 11th season of American Idol and Gavin DeGraw for early 2000s hits like "I Don't Want to Be" and "Chariot."

Beyond those headliners, there will be a family concert on Aug. 5, which features music from the Festival Community Orchestra alongside carnival-style attractions, and the annual fireworks-finale performance by the Spokane Symphony closes things out on Aug. 12.

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The clear pristine waters of our many lakes and its tributaries provide ample opportunities to paddle your way through North Idaho’s waterways in a canoe or kayak and let the “quiet” speak to your soul. No matter where you are in North Idaho, you're surrounded by hundreds of lakes, rivers or streams, making the opportunities to head out in a kayak or canoe almost endless.

 

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The Old Mission (Mission of the Sacred Heart) is the oldest standing building in Idaho built 1850-1853. A living landmark, Old Mission stands serenely on a hilltop 24 miles east of Coeur d’Alene along I-90. The Mission has been many different things for many different people and will always have a place in history.  Now the church remains as a monument to the past, one of the most remarkable buildings in Idaho.

Sacred Encounters

The permanent exhibition of Sacred Encounters: Father DeSmet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West is located at the Visitor Center which tells the story of the “Blackrobes” and Coeur d’Alene Tribe.  This Smithsonian quality display unfolds in nine dramatic scenes, augmented by video and music.  The centerpiece of the exhibition is a dream-like re-creation of the first Sacred Heart Mission built in 1842.
Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park’s natural beauty and historic significance combine to make the site a perfect setting for weddings, celebrations and special events that connect the present generation with the past. These include the Historic Skills Fair held the second weekend of July where historic skills and crafts are demonstrated along with music; and the annual Feast of the Assumption Pilgrimage of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe held every August 15th with an outdoor Mass and celebration.

Ajats Dress

Ajats Dress

Many items including items made by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and on loan from the Smithsonian are on display at the Old Mission in Cataldo.

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