July 9, 2017
No excuses, get moving
North Idaho supplies a ton of healthy activities for residents
By MARC STEWART
Living a healthy lifestyle in North Idaho doesn’t require a gym membership — especially during the summer months.
Residents are fortunate to have access to magnificent lakes, majestic mountains and fantastic trails for biking and hiking.
“North Idaho is busting at the seams with healthy activities for people,” said Heritage Health CEO Mike Baker. “Whether you’re a novice or an avid athlete, the choices are incredible. There really is no excuse for not getting up off the couch and being active.”
Coeur d’Alene Chamber President/CEO Steve Wilson said North Idaho has one of the greatest trail systems in the country. His top two outdoor activities are hiking Tubbs Hill and the biking the Centennial Trail.
“Those are my favorite, but you can’t go wrong with many others,” said Wilson. “The Hiawatha Trail in the Silver Valley is incredible.” Post Falls known as Idaho’s River City has a plethora of recreational opportunities, including golf, water-skiing, swimming, kayaking, hiking, fishing, cycling, geocaching and rock climbing
Post Falls has more than 20 beautiful parks sprinkled throughout the city — that offer opportunities for tennis, pickle ball, disk golf, splash pads, volleyball and even a game of horseshoes. Post Falls also has a community garden available where people can grow their own fruits and vegetables. The city allows residents to raise as many as 10 chickens (no roosters).
“We at the Post Falls Chamber hope our residents and visitors are taking full advantage of the incredible recreational opportunities available here in our community,” said Jame` Davis, President/CEO Post Falls Chamber of Commerce. “From the well-connected Centennial Trail System, top-notch rock climbing and hiking trails, a beautiful river that connects our communities and a park system second to none.”
A short drive north from Post Falls, Rathdrum is a hub of outdoor fun. Rathdrum’s Park and Recreation Department has a host of activities for this summer here.