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Whether it's biking, fishing, golfing or sailing, there's a lot to do in this small, active community near the crystal clean waters of Hayden Lake. Just like Harrison to the south, biking is a big part of Hayden culture as the city constructs more and more interlocking bike trails and bike lanes throughout the town. The paved, scenic Centennial Trail runs all the way from the Washington border to the east side of Lake Coeur d'Alene. If you're a cyclist, you'll definitely want to bring your bike to your Hayden getaway, or just rent wheels at a nearby shop like Terra Sports. And in summer, many of the area's ski resorts have rugged trails just for mountain biking!
Of course, your favorite activity may just be relaxing on the porch of your lakefront Hayden cabin, watching the sunset and having a glass of wine. Being right near Hayden Lake and its over 40 miles of shoreline, also means water sports are huge here - white water rafting, jet skiing, sailing, parasailing - the choices are endless in this part of the northern Idaho panhandle.
Hayden area ski resorts usually enjoy up to 400 inches of snow annually. And with four ski resorts within an hour's drive of your Hayden getaway, you'll have your pick of downhill adventures. Spend time on the seemingly endless acres of the Schweitzer Mountain Resort or shred the powder at Silver Mountain on the northern face of the glorious Bitterroot Mountain range. Nordic skiers will also be able to enjoy miles of trails running through national forest lands and state parks.
If you don't feel like preparing a meal in your vacation home's kitchen, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the number of dining choices right in Hayden! The Blue Plate Cafe is the place to go for filling, hearty breakfasts like biscuits and gravy and the Porch Public House pairs creative plates of food with area microbrews.
For a trip full of discovery, adventure, delicious meals, and relaxation year-round, look no further than a charming Hayden vacation rental.