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Blackboard chalk drawings.

Blackboard Marketplace – Wallace, Idaho

I wandered into the Blackboard Marketplace after a morning of skiing and afternoon of day drinking around the many bars and brewpubs of Wallace and had a surreal where-the-hell-am-I moment. Tucked into a beautifully-restored historic building, the Blackboard is like a choose-your-own adventure book with several boutique businesses in one. Anchoring the establishment is a …

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Recreation in the Silver Valley: The Local Perspective

Biking, hiking, fishing, going on historical tours—a better question may be, What isn’t there to do in the Silver Valley? Strap on your rollerblades and cruise the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes with an ice cream cone as you roll straight onto the trail from the historic town of Wallace. Ride through tunnels and over sky-high trestles …

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Bikers pedaling along a high trestle bridge on the Route the Hiawatha in North Idaho.

6 Early Season Bike Rides around Wallace, Idaho

Don’t let the perfect spring and early summer cycling season pass you by without planning a few days in the saddle riding some world-class North Idaho trails and bike routes. The historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, is an up-and-coming biking hub with its easy access to the 73-mile, paved Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes; …

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Time for a Wallace, Idaho, Spring Skiing Getaway

If you’re looking for your next spring ski trip basecamp, don’t overlook Idaho’s Silver Valley. The historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, is garnering attention as a no-frills destination for skiers and snowboarders. Located in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains a mere 15-minute drive from Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area and Silver …

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Race and Explore in the Silver Valley this June

This June, the Silver Valley’s where it’s at. With an extreme dirt bike endurance race on the beautiful Silver Mountain, an epic downhill mountain bike race at the Silver Mountain Bike Park, and a great many outdoor adventure opportunities in between, it’s a fantastic family vacation destination. Float or fish on the Coeur d’Alene river, …

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Go Play Outside: Summertime Events in Idaho’s Silver Valley

North Idaho’s Silver Valley between 4th of July Pass east of Coeur d’Alene to Lookout Pass near the Montana state line has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years into a hub for outdoor adventure and unique events. Case in point: check out this impressive list of outdoors-oriented events. Experience the evolution of the Silver …

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