Things to see on Lake Coeur d’Alene in the winter

There’s lots to do on Lake Coeur d’Alene in the summer, such as boating, swimming, paddle boarding and more! But don’t worry — this North Idaho lakeside town doesn’t shut down in the winter. In fact, residents and tourists alike are just as active during the colder months. This is our chance to hit the ski hill, hike Tubbs without fear of a sunburn or score some delicious food with amazing views. Even in November, December and January, there’s lots to don Lake Coeur d’Alene.

We’ve gathered a few of our favorite points of interest on Lake Coeur d’Alene that are still just as great in the winter:

The Coeur d’Alene ResortHow could this one not be top of our list! There’s so much to do at The Resort, even in the winter. Head to Beverly’s or Dockside for a meal with a view, or grab drinks at Whispers (same great view!) You can also warm up and stroll in the Resort Shops, or stroll along the famous Floating Boardwalk. 

Watching the eagles at Higgins PointIf you haven’t been, this is a must. Hundreds of bald eagles gather at Higgins Point on Lake Coeur d’Alene to feed and roost for the winter months. Watching the mighty birds swoop down to the water to catch fish is something everyone in the family will enjoy.

The Holiday Light Show: Another draw of The Coeur d’Alene Resort! If you’re visiting Coeur d’Alene between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, check out the Holiday Light Show on the Floating Boardwalk. Thousands of lights line the boardwalk and resort, depicting toys, dragons, dancers, elves and reindeer. Cedars Floating RestaurantAnother place to grab a delicious meal with a view. You can either boat up or drive to this restaurant, as it is literally floating on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The dining room is cozy, with a great view of the lake (since it’s literally on the water!)

What’s your favorite Lake Coeur d’Alene spot during the winter? Share yours!

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