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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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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

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

4 Water Activities to Do with Your Kids

Do you love exploring the outdoors? You can find many opportunities for family adventures by going on hikes, riding bikes and enjoying water activities. We live near quite a few lakes and rivers which are easy to access in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area. We’ve spent many memorable hours tubing, boating and kayaking with our kids. Don’t forget the #1 rule: It’s important to keep an eye on kids around the water and wear life jackets when out on the water. These four adventurous water activities are great ways to make memories with your family in the glorious outdoors.
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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

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Sometimes the best adventures are right around the corner and close to home. Our family went on a
really fun day hike to Kootenai Falls during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and
headed out to enjoy the sunshine!
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Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

Adventurous Places to Explore with Kids in Florence, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a great destination for families who live in the Pacific Northwest. Here are some of the fun family activities and adventures we’ve enjoyed near Florence, Oregon.

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.

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

Fabulous Night of Music Celtic Woman Ancient Land Performance

My husband and I recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. This last weekend we enjoyed a kid-free night out with some friends at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox hosted this magical night of music. I’m excited to share the highlights of our evening!
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