Northern Idaho is also known as the Idaho Panhandle, thanks to the narrow part of the state that juts out of the top of its southern half. It is an area defined by rugged mountain terrain, sparkling lakes and ski resorts that come alive when the snow starts to fall. Head to Silver Mountain at this time to enjoy skiing down the mountainside slopes, and explore the lush green wilderness of Farragut State Park. Crystal Gold Mine offers a glimpse into Idaho underground, and embodies the state’s historical ties. Don’t forget to stop by Priest Lake, where you can walk in the trails that line the water’s edge, or relax on the shores to take in the view. Most of all, make sure to bring the whole family along to indulge in nature alongside you, by staying in a family-friendly camping option.