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Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

Up Up Fire Lookout | Montana Family Camping Adventure

We had an awesome time camping at Up Up Fire Lookout in Montana! We stayed in this 40-foot wooden tower for one night with our 3 kids. Here are the highlights of our adventurous campout!

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Great Camping Activities at Priest Lake in Idaho

Priest Lake is one of Idaho’s beautiful spots for family adventures, with spacious camp sites, hiking trails and a variety of outdoor activities. Here are some of our family’s favorite things to do at Priest Lake!

Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Best Playgrounds and Parks in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has a lot of great parks and playgrounds for families with kids of all ages to enjoy. When I first moved to Coeur d’Alene, I had no idea which parks were located in which neighborhoods. Now I know that you can find a ton of fun parks in Coeur d’Alene and Hayden if you just know where to look! Here’s my list of best neighborhood parks for kids in CDA, including which playgrounds have splash pads, interesting play features and more!

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Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Fun Kids Activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Families with children of all ages can find many things to do with kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s a list of some of our family’s favorite activities and local destinations in the CDA area.

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Great Family Activities in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Beautiful parks, fun playgrounds for kids and easy hiking trails are just a few of our favorite family activities in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

Field Trip to Clarkia Idaho Miocene Flora Fossil Dig

A trip to a local fossil dig is an interesting way to add some adventure to our regular homeschool week. We headed out to Clarkia Miocene Flora Fossil Dig in Idaho with our 3 kids to see what we could find. Evidently, the Miocene time period is the first geological epoch of the Neogene period. We mostly found impressions of leaves which were trapped between layers of sediment that later hardened into rock. Our family discovered that digging for fossils is a pretty cool hands-on science activity!
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Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho.

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

Off-Roading with Kids & Lunch at Gold Creek Lodge

On sunny days, we love going on outdoor adventures. One afternoon we took our kids on an off-road RZR ride in the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and stopped for lunch at Gold Creek Lodge.

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

Things to Do with Kids at Winchester Lake State Park

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest is that we have so many great destinations to explore so close to home. Winchester Lake State Park is one of those destinations, just two and a half hours south of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We headed down there with our kids for a relaxing multi-day camping trip!

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Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Awesome Camping Activities at Farragut State Park

Camping at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene is a great way to enjoy beautiful North Idaho. Here are some of our favorite family camping activities to do with our kids.

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

Off-Road Adventure at 7-Mile ORV Park

We took our kids to the 7-Mile ORV Park near Spokane, Washington. Our kids had a blast on their ATVs, practicing the skills they learned in their off-road safety class.

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

We love our family life and everyday routine living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We’re surrounded by natural beauty and a colorful small town experience. We also enjoy getting out of town and heading to nearby Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. It’s just a 5 hour drive to take our kids to the Seattle area for a few days. We enjoy stopping by many of our favorite places to go with kids in downtown Seattle. This visit we stayed in a house we booked through Home Exchange and browsed the Pike Place Market. Our kids conquered the climbing structure at the Seattle Center Artists at Play playground and we enjoyed a relaxing walk through the Woodland Park Zoo. Families can find many places to go with kids in downtown Seattle.

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4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. These four water-based activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Families of all ages will enjoy these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities in Montana. Slide down the Alpine Slide, race down the Summer Tubing run and enjoy the views from the Gondola. See the highlights of our family visit!

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

What’s your favorite way to make family memories? Our family enjoys taking short family trips, exploring a new area and sleeping in our RV under the stars. We live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho which gives us easy access to many cool Pacific Northwest destinations. We discovered some great road trip destinations and family activities during a short summer getaway to Montana. Our kids ventured across the Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge also used by firefighters, slid down the Whitefish Mountain Resort Alpine Slide and enjoyed a night out at Seussical the Musical. These 5 things to do with kids in Northwest Montana are definitely worth checking out on your next family trip!
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