Bayview, ID, USA

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Bayview, ID, USA

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Bayview beckons from the Idaho mountains

Sleepy little Bayview is nestled in the off-the-beaten-track wildernesses of the Idaho Panhandle. Surrounded by the spear-like Douglass-fir and pine woods of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest, and shrouded by the craggy peaks of the American Rockies, it's a truly handsome place to behold. Adventure beckons in the form of trailheads and scenic drives, along with all sorts of water sports, boating tours, and fishing on the fresh waters of Lake Pend Oreille. Book Bayview vacation rentals to enjoy all the outdoorsy delights of this charming backcountry spot.

Splashing on the banks around Bayview

If you've booked one of the coveted Bayview vacation rentals that pepper the banks of Lake Pend Oreille, then you can look forward to water enjoyments galore _ think whizzing over the light waves on a parasail, or chugging along on classic pleasure boats in the summer. Adventure excursions to explore the forests below Blacktail Mountain, or to camp in the remote grounds that dot the banks of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest are also popular, and offer a taste of the beautiful Idaho hinterland.

Bayview is brimming with lakes and mountains

Bayview's main attractions can be seen spreading out all around the town. There are the shimmering waters of Lake Pend Oreille, which host boaters and sailors in the summer, and come with hearty country lodges all along their 111 miles of bank. Then there's the duo of breathtaking national parks that crowd the region to boot. Start with the maple and fir woods of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest for glimpses of waterfalls and the uber-handsome Revett Lake. Then, move to the remote Kaniksu National Forest to join the trails of the famous Rocky Mountains.

See Bayview at its best in summer

Bayview's long, harsh winters can bring hefty snow dumps and ice sheets to the banks and forests around Lake Pend Oreille, so unless you're just looking to cozy up in your waterside cabins with a crackling fire, it might be better to plan that vacation for the summertime. The months between May and August tend to be the most favorable for hikers, as the warmer temperatures open up all the trails of the nearby national forests, and that's when you'll get the best conditions for birding and wildlife spotting in the woods.

Bayview is a gateway to the northern wilds

In the shadow of the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains, you're bound to be close to some of America's most untamed wildernesses, no matter where you've booked those Bayview vacation rentals. The ranges start as the Douglass-fir forests of the Coeur d'Alene reserve begin to sprawl out on the eastern edge of Lake Pend Oreille, and continue all the way past the Kaniksu National Forest and beyond. Together, these parks are considered some of the most feral in the country, so be ready to meet elk, bear, grizzlies, and wolverines as you hike.