plenty to do at East Point, whether you like boating, swimming, hiking
or you prefer to relax and enjoy the solitude. But in case you're the
restless type, or you just want to know what else North Idaho has to offer,
we've collected a list of activities
along with some links, to fill you in. And if you 'd rather cut right
to the links, we've repeated them all at the bottom of the page, arranged
near East Point
Just a few miles down the road from the Boathouse is the town of Harrison,
the perfect gateway to the newly finished Trail
of the Coeur d'Alenes. Built on an historic railbed that skirts Lake
Coeur d'Alene and the Coeur d'Alene river, this scenic 72 mile trail crosses
most of the Idaho panhandle and has quickly become one of the West's favored
bicycling destinations. In Harrison you can rent
bicycles and if you'd rather make your ride a one way trip you can
even arrange for a shuttle.
Boating and Fishing
near East Point
Lake Coeur' dAlene is a boater's paradise with it's 135 miles of shoreline
and many connected river systems. The Boathouse has a private dock and
natural boat ramp (four wheel drive vehicles only). There's a county boat
ramp 8 miles away in Harrison, where you can rent
a boat or kayak if you don't own one. Of interest to fishermen are
the lake's cutthroat
trout, large chinook salmon and kokanee. There are perch, northern pike and
other species too and the area hosts many smallmouth and largemouth bass
tournaments each year.
the Lake City
As the largest city in North Idaho, and only an hour from the Boathouse,
Coeur d'Alene will be the place to stop for groceries and other provisions.
The town has a large variety of services from boat and jetski
rentals to leisurely cruises
on the lake and rivers. If you're after something more exciting, try parasailing
or a seaplane
ride. The Coeur d'Alene Resort is the center of many activities, with
its world class golf
course that features the famous floating green, and a romantic boardwalk,
just the place for a nice stroll after a fine dinner at one of the town's
excellent restaurants. Of course there are shops and antique stores, and
let's not forget about the many great fishing
tournaments in the area.
In the old mining
days, Coeur d'Alene was known as a place to get hitched in a hurry. And
even today the tradition of these small ceremonies remains strong at the
Hitching Post and the Wedding
Chapel. Where better to spend a honeymoon than
at East Point?
Coeur d'Alene (pop. 25,000), 1 hr. from the Boathouse by car
20 minutes by powerboat.
If the family is looking
for some excitement, you can take a drive to Silverwood
Theme Park, just 15 miles north of Coeur d'Alene on Route 95 at Athol.
Silverwood features five roller coasters in all, including two classic wooden ones, making this a coaster lovers
destination. There's also a steam train ride, among many other attractions;
all in all a great place to spend the day with the kids.
1 hour and 15 minutes from the Boathouse by car
The South End of
Historically, Coeur d'Alene was a relatively small berg when Harrison
Maries were in their glory. These small towns both provide glimpses
into past lives on their respective working waterways, the Lake Coeur
d'Alene and St. Joe River. Traveling south from the Boathouse rewards
you with different activities like hiking or biking along the rail
trail, or digging for fossils
at Clarkia. Near the town of Worley you'll find the Circling Raven Golf Club, another of Idaho's world class golf courses. And for a more casual experience try the public
course in St. Maries. If you're looking for a fun change from all the outdoor activities, there is
the Coeur'd Alene Casino
on highway 95 at Worley.
Harrison, 15 minutes by car, 8 minutes by boat.
St. Maries, 30 minutes by car, 1 hr. by boat.
Clarkia, 1 hr. by car.
Worley, 1 hr. by car.
East to the Silver
For another kind of history you can drive to the Silver Valley. North
Idaho was financed by the immense treasure of silver, lead, zinc, and
even gold buried in these hills. Driving I-90 east, you can stop at the
Mission on your way, the oldest settlement in Idaho. Then drive on
to Enaville to lunch on buffalo burgers at Josie's Snakepit Restaurant,
and off to discover Murray
and its amazing museum. Although it's entrance is inside the Sprag Pole
tavern, anybody, including the kids, is welcome. From there you can take
a back road to Wallace,the
small town with the big reputation and until just a few years ago, the
last stoplight on all of I-90. And on your way back to the Boathouse you
can tour a real gold
mine in Kellogg.
Cataldo Mission, 40 minutes.
The mining district, 60 minutes.
Hiking & Biking
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
Hiawatha rail trail
Pushers bike rentals and repairs, shuttle service, Harrison
Boating & Fishing
Idaho Water Adventures
the closest place to rent a powerboat or kayak,
just 8 miles from East Point
fuel and convenience store at Rockford Bay
(just across the lake from East Point)
on Lake Coeur d'Alene
and Jet ski rentals in Coeur d'Alene
Idaho Events Calendar
official North Idaho activities site
d'Alene Resort Golf Course
St. Maries golf
Circling Raven Golf Club
Cruises & Tours
cruises from Coeur d'Alene
Seaplane tours from Coeur d'Alene
The Silver Valley
gold mine tour
Sprag Pole Museum in Murray
d'Alene Wedding Chapel
Bowl in Clarkia
for garnets in Clarkia
Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley
Coeur d'Alene Wedding Chapel
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