Family Fun in Wallace and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

We spent the last two weeks in Idaho hanging out in Wallace and Coeur d’Alene. Wallace was a cute, small town walkable from our RV park, which was great. We had a blast conquering the Route of the Hiawatha bike trail. We just came out of the first tunnel here and I was very happy to see the sunlight again. The ride starts out with almost 2 miles of riding through a pitch black and wet tunnel, meaning you have to have headlamps attached to your helmet to see in front of you!


 The 15-mile trail is quite bumpy, but the scenery was gorgeous. It takes you through ten tunnels and seven high steel bridges. We opted to take the last shuttle of the day to take all of us back up.


The town of Wallace is an adorable stop and has some fun antique shops and restaurants. We were able to do another bike trail from here, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s. We got a lot of bike time in here!

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This is honestly how we spent most of our time in Coeur d’Alene. Hockey camp took up our weekdays while Keith played in his first NHL charity legends game on the Friday night, which was a lot of fun to watch him having fun on the ice again!



We took the boat across the lake a couple of times to Gozzer Ranch to hang out with our old hockey friends.


You can see why the kids loved going over to Gozzer’s Lake Club!


There is so much to do in Coeur d’Alene that we left untouched. Lots of amusement and waterparks and plenty of indoor fun to be found too. Luckily, we didn’t encounter any bad weather so we spent the majority of our time hanging out at the beach at our RV park and riding bikes into downtown. The kids loved renting canoes and water bikes and heading out on their own.


And of course nighttime smores around the campfire with friends can’t be beat after a long week of hockey camp.


Tubbs Hill is a fun little hike right past the Coeur d’Alene Resort and Marina. The kids loved jumping from the different cliffs and rocks, while we floated in tubes in the lake to watch them.



We loved Saturday’s Farmer’s Market in Hayden. Plenty of organic produce to take home, treats to eat right away and all under beautiful shade trees!



What are your favorite things you’ve done in this area?

2 replies
  1. susanne
    susanne says:

    Omg, amy…i am so thrilled for you that you are able to have this amazing adventure!! What lake was it there by coeur d’alene (that the kids jumped off the rocks)??


  2. Amy
    Amy says:

    Hey there! It’s called Lake Coeur d’Alene! You would love this area if you haven’t been! Wish we were coming through Chicago to see all of you!


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