North Central Idaho offers a world of outdoors activities, intriguing historical attractions, inspiring music, exciting sports and much more.
Outdoors enthusiasts will love re-tracing the Expedition’s steps along the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail or exploring the Nez Perce National Historical Park. Investigate the continent’s deepest river gorge in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, or visit the impressive Dworshak Dam in Orofino before taking a soak at Weir Creek Hot Springs or Jerry Johnson Hot Springs.
Popular festivals abound in Lewiston, including the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in February and the Lewiston Dogwood Festival every April. And, of course, you can toast to your experiences with craft vodka at the famous Printer’s Distillery.
If your travels take you to Moscow, cheer on the Idaho Vandals at their NCAA basketball games or celebrate the beauty of the Appaloosa at the Appaloosa Horse Club. From there, you can spend a relaxing and educational afternoon in The University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden surrounded by stunning native plants.
Hells Canyon in north central Idaho
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An adventurous day in the national parks, recreation areas and trails of North Central Idaho reveals not only stunning natural beauty but a fascinating history. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area holds North America’s deepest river gorge, a sight best seen from a jet-boat. You can explore the history on display inside Spalding’s Nez Perce National Historical Park or hike a portion of the 3,700-mile-long Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail in the Bitterroot Mountains.