Huckleberries in North Idaho
Looking for huckleberries in north Idaho?
Coeur d Alene is a famous resort town, known for its fine dining, beautiful lake Coeur d Alene and it’s beaches, and HUCKLEBERRIES!
But, of course, you won’t find any huckleberries to pick this time of the year! But, the Guide to North Idaho has a listing of wonderful places to experience huckleberries!
If you’re not inclined to compete with the bears and birds for Idaho’s official state fruit, there are multiple other ways to enjoy huckleberries:
- Baskin Robbins in Coeur d’Alene features dozens of toppings including fresh huckleberries.
- Paul Bunyon Burgers has been a local favorite since 1952. What do the locals love about Paul Bunyon in the summertime? Huckleberry milkshakes!
- Sargent’s on Government Way in Hayden not only serves up the best steaks in town, but also the best huckleberry pie!
- Huckleberry topped salads and cheesecake are a must try at 315 Martinis, Tapas and Dinner at the Greenbriar Inn.
Huckleberries are the star each August when the Huckleberry / Heritage Festival takes place in Wallace the 3rd weekend. Besides a bake-off and Huckleberry pancake breakfast, vendors have huckleberry goods along with other arts and crafts. There’s also live music, a fun run, downtown bicycle race and a bicycle hillclimb to the top of Dobson Pass.
If you are inclined to visit Coeur d Alene to pick huckleberries …
By mid-June, berries on south facing lower slopes are ripe. Good picking is as late as October on north slopes. Abundant huckleberry picking spots are available throughout North Idaho. Best picking is between late July and early August. Visit parksandrecreation.idaho.gov or contact the Priest Lake Ranger District, (208)443-2512 www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/priestlake