Floating Boardwalk in Downtown Cd’A
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is home to one of the world’s longest floating boardwalks. Centrally located in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, this floating boardwalk offers a special experience for any individual or family. While privately owned, the boardwalk is open to the public throughout the year.
The boardwalk offers an entrance and exit to the north and east sides of the resort and extends south onto the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene, facing outward from the everpresent Coeur d’Alene Resort. The boardwalk offers easy access to The Coeur d’Alene Resort, its marina, store, and boardwalk cantina. The floating boardwalk is open to all with 24/7 access, but marina and store hours vary by season.
World Famous For a Reason
Most iconically, this boardwalk is known for being 3,300 feet long. It additionally offers public seating about halfway throughout, a 60-foot-long sky bridge allowing marina tenants to pass underneath safely, and is also home to Lake Coeur d’Alene cruises. That means you may see a fleet of big cruise boats while entering or exiting the boardwalk!
A Brief History
This boardwalk is an effort of The Hagadone Corporation, a local corporation known for its local newspaper publications and, most famously, for creating the Coeur d’Alene Resort into what it is known as today. The boardwalk was completed in April 1985 under the leadership of Duane Hagadone, a Coeur d’Alene-born and-raised Idahoan commonly known for founding The Coeur d’Alene Resort and Golf Course.
Plus, Things To Do Nearby
Downtown Coeur d’Alene has many businesses and restaurants you can only find locally. Wrap up the experience with a bite from the past at Hudson’s Hamburgers, or grab something a little quicker from Evans Brothers coffee roasters. There are two ways to enter and exit the boardwalk. On either end, you can quickly find yourself near two beautiful public parks. If you want to spend a little more time outdoors during your visit, consider planning a longer walk. To the east, you have Coeur d’Alene City Park & Beach; to the west, you have McEuen Park, which includes a dog park, a large modern playground, and a splash pad! Not to mention access to quick bites near the water at The Bouy during warmer seasons. With the family? Be sure to incorporate the Mudgy & Millie trail instead!