Enjoy Fall on Lake Coeur d’Alene!

Fall is finally here! While that means summer has officially come to an end, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There are still plenty of things to do in Coeur d’Alene with your friends and family as the cooler weather seeps in.

Want some ideas for things to do in Coeur d’Alene this Fall? Keep reading below as we share some of our favorites! 

Things to do in Coeur d’Alene

Even though the water is too cold to enjoy this time of year, there are tons of things to do in Coeur d’Alene. Below are some of our favorite Fall activities:


Coeur d’Alene is home to many family-owned and local businesses. You can find anything from toy and candy stores to antiques, gag gifts, souvenirs, and more! Whether you’re looking for something specific or just hoping to browse some neat shops, this is the place to be. Grab that pumpkin spice latte, you’ll be busy for a while!


Are you and the family more into nature? If so, try out Tubbs Hill. Located on the east side of the Coeur d’Alene Resort, this popular hiking trail will take you along the water’s edge, all the way out to the point overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene. The Fall is the perfect time to take the family on this adventure because the scorching temps have calmed down and the weather is usually perfect!


Hoping to try out some local cuisine? If so, Coeur d’Alene has a lot of really great options for you. The best part about the season is, most of the tourists have gone home for the school year so you won’t have to deal with long waits and crowded streets. Win-win!

Cruise the lake

The best thing to do in Coeur d’Alene during the Fall is to cruise the lake! There are plenty of daily cruises to choose from, as well as some specialty cruises like the Oktoberfest one! On the cruises, you can relax and lounge while you:

Take some photos

Have you seen the inland northwest during Fall? It’s absolutely breathtaking! With cool temperatures and crystal clear skies, you’re bound to get some great family shots of everyone on the deck!

Enjoy the foliage

It’s not Fall without the bright foliage. You’ll see every shade of red, yellow, and orange imaginable while out on the water. If that doesn’t get you excited, we don’t know what will!

Sip some cider

Looking to cuddle up and chill while the boat takes you around the pristine lake? More power to you! Bring along a cup of coffee or cider and a nice warm blanket and you’ll have a beautiful afternoon to remember for years afterwards.

Book your cruise today

Whatever you choose to do, Fall in Coeur d’Alene is absolutely magnificent! 
Are you interested in booking a tour? If so, contact CDA Cruises! We offer daily cruises as well as specialty cruises fit for the whole family. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today, let’s book you and your family on a Fall cruise you’re sure to remember forever!