One perfect day in Cascade, ID

Spend a day on the water in this exciting town full of awe-inspiring lakes, rivers, and hot springs

  • It's like a mini time machine at Roseberry General Store, where you can find popguns, and old-time sweets like licorice.

    Roseberry General Store

    Andrea Gómez Romero

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Feel like Peter Pan: At Tamarack Canopy Zipline Tours, 8 ziplines swoop and switchback over 4,000 feet of mountain terrain, giving you incredible views of the valley below. You can reach speeds up to 45 mph--fast enough to make you want to kiss your safety-oriented guides. From $99; tamarackzipline.com

Hit the lake, cast a line: Just ¼  mile outside of town, Lake Cascade's 86 miles of shoreline are studded with white-sand beaches made for swimming, sunning, and fishing. If you aren't catching anything, head to Horsethief Reservoir, 8 miles away, which is brimming with trout. 208/634-8137; fishing licenses from $13/nonresident at Tackle Tom's (304 N. Main St.; 208/382-4367).

Dinner and a view: Lakefront Steakhouse lives up to its name with a panoramic view of Lake Cascade. A new seasonal menu, with dishes like filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, is just the cherry on top. $$; 119 Lakeshore Dr.; 208/382-2974.

Take it home: Score huckleberry jam, Finnish knives, wooden toys, and sweets like sassafras at the old-timey Roseberry General Store, 20 minutes north of town. Farm to Market Rd. at E. Roseberry Rd., Roseberry, 208/325-5000. 

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