The picturesque, friendly little town of Harrison, Idaho is a fun place to spend time on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. It’s a great stop off for anyone driving along the scenic Lake. Harrison has a marina, a public beach, and a world famous bike trail. In fact Harrison is kind of a mecca for cyclists and rollerbladers. The trail is a 72-mile section of the Trail of the Coeur d’ Alene, a well-known route across the Idaho Panhandle.
A quirk of Harrison is that you can arrive by boat and moor for no charge at the docks. If you don’t have a boat, no worries, you can use one of Harrison’s own waterfront rental businesses and hire your own boat, kayak, paddle board or water toys. Things to do in Harrison include bird watching, camping, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, cycling and more. The town is just bursting with ways to explore the natural surroundings. If you’re not so outdoorsy, there’s sightseeing and wine tasting for you! Harrison is well located to explore the nearby town of Murray (full of gold rush history) or logging town of St Marie’s. Alternatively drop into local winery for a taste of some local, handcrafted wines made from grapes picked on Harrison Flats.
Most people love to visit Harrison in the balmy summer months, but if you choose to visit in fall you’ll experience a quiet serenity that most do not see, plus the leaves provide an incredible backdrop of color and there’s the fun of Oktoberfest in the park.