Come to Coeur d’Alene for a few hours, a day or a whole weekend with these fall events
Fall weather is arriving in Coeur d’Alene and to help you “fall” for the Lake City, here are some ways to get out and enjoy all that this special time of year offers.
HIKE into fall at any number of scenic locations throughout the Coeur d’Alene area and a range of hikes from absolute beginner to more challenging climbs. With views of the lake and its close proximity to town, Tubbs Hill is a hands-down favorite, offering several miles of trails across 120 acres of protected land. Visit cdaid.org/tubbs-hill. Another popular hike is Mineral Ridge, which happens to be prime eagle-watching location for the winter migration. Visit blm.gov/visit/mineral-ridge-scenic-area-and-national-recreation-trail.
SHOP into fall in downtown Coeur d’Alene, like a cozy pair of leather slippers from the Leatherworks or a fresh new look from the CDA Garment District. Make it a shopping adventure with the Downtown Association’s Scavenger Hunt Oct. 23-25 as you explore downtown’s assortment of interesting shops and enter to win gift certificates to your local faves. Visit coeurdalene.org/cda-events/scavenger-hunt/.
FLY into fall on one of four possible Timberline Adventure tours as you soar above the trees on one — or all — of their well-constructed ziplines. Experience the seven-line zip tour ($99), or try the treehouse lunch tour ($129). Visit ziptimberline.com.
PLAY into fall at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds Great Pumpkin Fest (visit kcfairgrounds.com), Oct. 24-25 with wagon rides, pumpkins and more (tickets: $7, ages 3-and-under free). On Oct. 31, head downtown to the annual Fall Fest and Apple Palooza downtown. Find a place to sit and listen to free live music, go for a hay ride and celebrate fall’s bountiful harvest. Visit coeurdalene.org/cda-events/apple-palooza-at-fall-fest.
FLOW into fall at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, Oct. 11-12. The “Flow into Fall” Live Well Retreat package includes overnight accommodations at the resort, a 50-minute spa service of your choice, evening yoga class, fall-themed breakfast and mimosa bar the following day and a late checkout. Visit cdaresort.com/play/spa/livewell_retreats#.
RELAX into fall with a day at the spa. Check out the Coeur d’Alene Resort spa services, or head south to the Coeur d’Alene Casino and treat yourself to a facial, massage, full body treatments, or even just a quick manicure or pedicure to revitalize those much-used appendages. Visit cdacasino.com/spa.
LEARN into fall with a guided adventure from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s cultural tourism experts. Tour Steptoe Butte and rediscover history or make a traditional beaded pouch, basket or other item with Coeur d’Alene tribal member artists. Visit cdacasino.com/cultural-tourism.
DINE into fall downtown, which is chock full of eateries, from casual burgers and beer at Sweet Lou’s to upscale pub food at Honey Eatery and Social Club to fine dining at Beverly’s in the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Whether you’re looking for fall specials or a casual place to catch the game, you can find it in downtown Coeur d’Alene.
Whiskey Barrel Weekend
Kick-off your whiskey-filled weekend with our annual Whiskey Tasting Event. Fill your tasting passport with regional and national whiskey labels, snack on Southern-style cuisine bites and participate in some of our whiskey themed activities, including wax glass dipping and smoking whiskey demonstration. Add a little mixer to your taster with our Whiskey Coke Wagon or sign up to be a Maker’s Mark ambassador. Ticket includes Custom Whiskey Tasting. Resort overnight package includes two tickets to the Whiskey Tasting Event. More info at cda4.fun.
Full Moon Ride
Hop on your mountain bike, cruiser, road bike or tandem — whatever you ride — and join a fun-loving community on their monthly full moon ride. The fun starts at 6 pm with entertainment and drinks and then the ride begins at 8 pm and finishes with more drinks and fun at the final location. The start and end points vary each month, so look for this month’s location on Instagram or facebook @CdaFullMoonRide.
Celebrate the beginning of fall picking out the perfect pumpkin at the downtown pumpkin patch located in Sherman Square Park. Indulge in tasty treats at businesses sprinkled throughout Coeur d’Alene’s charming downtown and take in the bright colors of fall. Details at cda4.fun.