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Lake City Tops Yahoo! Summer List

Yahoo! Travel lists Coeur d'Alene among its "8 Perfect Summer Towns" in an article by Aaron J. Barker. A perfect summer town, according to Aaron, is one that is: "Accessible, easy on the wallet, and just as refreshing as the ocean, our money’s on the classic American swimming hole this summer." Here's his description of the Lake City: "Framed by pine-forested hills, the deep blue Lake Coeur d'Alene is 25 miles long. At the northern end, weekenders from Seattle and California pack the town's brewpubs and art galleries, while its southern reaches are more secluded, with sheltered coves and inlets. The best ways to soak it all in is by kayak; the guides at ROW Adventures will point out wildlife like eagles and osprey along the way as you paddle (four-hour excursions from $67 per person)." Bigfork, Mont., & Jackson Hole, Wyo., also made the list. Complete list here. (SR file photo: Jesse Tinsley)

Question: What aspect of Coeur d'Alene makes it a "perfect summer town" for you?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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