Nestled in a pine-green mantle beside a gem of a lake, Coeur d'Alene has perhaps the most idyllic setting of any Idaho town. Restaurants with waterfront dining, a 3,300-foot floating boardwalk, and resort hotels cluster along the water's edge. American bald eagles and the largest population of osprey in the Western United States make their homes here; the watery playground attracts sailors and water-skiers as well. There are more than 29 golf courses within an hour's drive of Coeur d'Alene; sightseeing cruises pass by the floating 14th hole of the golf course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
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