Tucked into Scenic Bay at the very southern end of Lake Pend Oreille lies the sleepy enclave of Bayview Idaho. This small unique community is surrounded by towering cliffs and the Monarch Mountains where the town’s famous mountain goats and eagles abound. If you are searching for a spot that offers relaxation; quiet moments watching the sunset while sipping wine on a deck of a float home, countered with days of exploring and playing on the water or enjoying regional attractions then Bayview is your destination. Bayview offers visitors a public boat launch and short/long term moorage for those with a boat. Guided Fishing and Tour excursions are also available. Or if you are do it yourself-ers pontoon and runabout boats are available for rent If you are looking for quintessential Idaho you don't have to go any further than Bayview.
The Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes is a 72-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. It was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government, and the State of Idaho. The trail begins in the historic Silver Valley, continues along the Coeur d’Alene River past scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene and through rolling farmlands to Plummer. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry points, and there are seventeen scenic waysides along the route for picnicking.Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of the most spectacular trails in the western United States. It was named one of the 25 top trails in the nation in 2012 by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The trail runs for 72 miles on smooth asphalt that is perfect for road bikers, in-line skaters, walkers and wheelchairs.
Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises. 90 minute cruises daily. Reservations not required. Tickets available on the dock–first come, first served. Beautiful cruise.
The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky high trestles. The 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also know as the Taft Tunnel, is a highlight of the trail that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area. The best part is…. it’s all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top. This family friendly trail is easily enjoyed by a wide variety of people from young children to super seniors. Trail passes, shuttle tickets and mountain bike rentals are available at Lookout Pass Ski Area located right alongside Interstate 90, Exit 0, at the Idaho-Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho. Lodge and bike rental shop open at 8:00 AM PDT. The trail is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily through September 27
Today, Wallace and Kellogg, Idaho are a tourist Mecca. The world is drawn to this area by the towering mountains, beautiful forests, sparkling streams, and world class attractions. Just east of town is the Lookout Pass recreation area which averages over 400 inches of light fluffy powder on the ski runs every year. South and East of Wallace is the world famous Route of the Hiawatha. This 15 mile section of former railway is widely recognized as the most scenic hiking and biking trail in the USA. Silver Mountain Resort with a waterpark and gondolas to the ski mountain lies only 20 minutes to the west. Just under an hour from StoneRidge!
Nestled between the Selkirk, Cabinet and Coeur d’Alene mountain ranges on magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, with a wide variety of outdoor recreation plus arts and cultural events happening weekly, Sandpoint is amazing. Sandpoint is primarily a Lake town, but the beauty surrounds it on all sides. Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in the state is on the south side and Schweitzer Ski Resort community is on the northern side of town. Mountains and lakes are all around Sandpoint. Just under an hour from StoneRidge