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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Harrison is nestled at the mouth of the Coeur d'Alene River at the southern end of Lake Coeur d'Alene. It offers a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains. Visitors may arrive by boat, car, Motorcycle, or bicycle. Running through town is the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, a 72 mile trail paved from Mullan to Plummer. Kootenai County docks are open and you can leave your boat docked for up to 72 hours in the local Marina. Harrison also offers a waterfront RV park with 20 spaces with water and electric hook-ups, an on-site dump station, showers and bathroom facilities, and a tent camping area. Don't forget about our beautiful city park with gazebo, barbecue/ kitchen area and a children's playground.
The full hookup sites had a fire ring along the lake. We happened to be there during the Bass fish off and The bars at the marina and in town just a block from us played on all weekend. We just turned on the air conditioner to block out the music after a few hours and all was good. They have lots of festivals since this is the end of the road.
The rides along the trail were peaceful with wildlife.
We steered clear of the moose but enjoyed watching them.
The oldest building in Idaho is also among its most impressive. The Jesuit mission at Cataldo, built between 1850 and 1853 for the Coeur d’Alene tribe, has survived the ages magnificently. This is 24 miles east of Coure dAlene along the trail