When you think of Idaho, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Yellowstone National Park. While it is a completely magical place, there are a lot of other things to do in Idaho besides that, including some incredible places in nature.
If you’re looking for a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy nature, Lake Coeur d’Alene is the place for you.
Named after the native people’s tribe called Coeur d’Alene, the lake itself is so beautiful, and is perfect for people who love water sports like kayaking, canoeing, and more!
On the northern side of the lake, you can also enjoy the North Idaho Centennial Trail which runs for 24 miles along the lake and into the country! Perfect for a bit of hiking or cycling, and definitely the best running route.
One reason to get yourself to the lake is that you will be surrounding by some amazing scenery and wildlife. The lake is known to bring in a lot of bald eagles, so if you’ve never seen one before, that’s reason enough to visit. There will be guaranteed sightings because they eat the local fish called kokanee, so get out your cameras and start snapping pictures!