The Silver Valley has an extensive Western history and has converted from the mining boom that defined it to a modern-day outdoor recreation mecca. Now, it’s easy to fill a weekend in the Silver Valley’s forested hills, from touring historic mines to checking out the local breweries, fishing, golfing, or exploring the trails via biking, hiking, or four-wheeling. Plan to stay three or more days and pack your vacation with unforgettable—and uncrowded—North Idaho tours and recreation. Plan your long weekend to line up with one of these local events for a truly unique trip!

Photo courtesy of the Route of the Hiawatha

September 14Full Moon Bike Ride on the Route of the Hiawatha. Make a reservation for this full-moon ride, then get ready to glide through tunnels and over sky-high trestles between forested mountain peaks on the Route of the Hiawatha.

September 14-15—Cycle the Silver Valley (Kellogg, Idaho). This event will be an experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS. Routes from 20-100 miles each day.

Every Thursday until September 12—At the Silver Valley Weekly Community Market  in Kellogg, Idaho, you’ll find a live summer music series, beer garden, and 20+ vendors with handmade and homegrown items such as sun-catchers, woodwork, paper crafts, vintage garden markers, and local foods. Pick up a reusable community market mug, which will give you $1 off a beer purchase at the market and other discounts when you visit the businesses listed on the mug. (Thursday Evenings @ Kellogg City Park.)

September 20-22—SilverRoxx Mountain Bike Festival (Kellogg, Idaho). A 3-day mountain bike festival with downhill and super-d races, kids’ races, riding the trails, and socials.

October 3-6Wallace Idaho Fall for History Festival (Wallace, Idaho). Wallace celebrates its colorful past and present with guided tours of historic homes, commercial buildings, museums, and the town cemetery along with presentations on the town’s most colorful citizens and events.

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