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Cascade, Idaho in the Fall

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The days are still warm, the latte’s get spicier, and the colors get better! As your year-round adventure destination, we want to share with you some of the ways that autumn makes Cascade, Idaho the perfect place to be, and how to enjoy it best.

 As the mornings get crisper and the days get shorter, check out this list of special fall events, activities, and experiences for you and the whole family to enjoy!

fall harvest festival iconAlpha Nursery Fall Harvest Festival.

What says fall better than a hayride pulled by a team of Clydesdale horses, music, food, and outdoor fun? Alpha Nursery hosts its Fall Harvest Festival yearly around September. Be sure to join us next year!

View Alpha Nursery Garden Center

golf course iconFall Golfing Experiences.

The cool temps are great for so many outdoor activities, golf not being the least of these! If you are looking for a new course, some new scenery, and new challenges, Cascade, Idaho features one of the best of them, just a short drive from the big city.

Cascade Golf Course. 

The Cascade Golf Course, just a left-turn off of Highway 55, offers something other courses can’t-and that’s an epic view of the lake, gorgeous mountains, and an experience that suits both beginners and seasoned golfers alike! 

Located at 117 Lakeshore Dr. in Cascade, ID, it’s off the beaten path but close to great eats, spirits and accommodations.

Visit Cascade Golf

scarecrow iconScarecrow Contest.

If you’ve never seen a Scarecrow Contest then you are in luck! Join us in Cascade for their second year as community businesses, individuals and organizations put their fun, spooky and crafty skills on display for everyone to see. 

This annual event begins October 20th, 2021, and will run through November 14th! They will need your help to vote for your favorite scarecrow, and be on the lookout for the map of where they’re located to make sure you don’t miss a single thing!

See 2021 Contest

fall colors iconFall Colors in Cascade, Idaho. 

Right between the hustle and bustle of summer and the holidays, is fall. And what could be a better way to celebrate this respite and bit of peace than enjoying the fall colors? Aspens, the tamaracks, and more are getting their best fall outfits on just for your enjoyment, and Cascade’s Crown Pointe Trail is the perfect place to view them! 

This trail is perfect for walking, jogging or biking, and is also doggo and kid-friendly. The trail winds along the shores of Lake Cascade and features very mild elevation gains, making it accessible for most. to enjoy the vistas, sights, smells, and sounds of fall.

How to access Crown Pointe Trail https://cascadechamber.com/hiking/

Anderson Creek Rd. 

Another way to experience the joys of fall in Cascade is to take a drive—and a local favorite is Anderson Creek, which gives you amazing views of Lake Cascade from a vantage point that may be new to you! It’s a hidden gem, and here’s how to find it and what you can expect. 

Off West Mountain Road, Anderson Creek Rd winds up to what is called the 4 corners (during the winter there’s a snow hut where snowmobilers stop to catch a warm-up!) and if you continue it will take you down into Indian Valley, Cambridge, and the Council area too. You can also turn and head down to the No Business Loop, which will allow you to come back out into the beautiful Donnelly, Tamarack Resort area. 

Expect great views of Lake Cascade, Tamaracks, changing leaves, and serenity. 

Be aware of ATVs and other off-road traffic in this area, and heed posted signs to respect private property owners.

Here’s how to find West Mountain Road:

West Mountain Road

fishing iconFall Fishing. 

It’s no wonder why fishing is a favorite summer pastime…but fishing in the fall, well that’s one of our favorite fall things of all! 

Cooler temps, a little more peace, a little quieter than during the go-go-go months of summer; what’s not to love about drowning some worms (or bait of your choice!) in autumn?

Warm Lake. 

If you enjoy the mountain air, towering pines, lakes, and fishing, then you must add Warm Lake to your list of must-do’s this fall! There are multiple access points along Warm Lake, and the Cascade Chamber of Commerce can help connect you to accommodations if you are in for more than a day trip.

Generally less crowded in the fall, you will get the opportunity to experience your own little slice of heaven when you feel the peace and majesty of a fall day on Warm Lake, so start making your plans to unwind and drown some worms today.

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Horsethief Reservoir. 

Another great location, just a little bit closer to town is Horsethief Reservoir, a little gem nestled between campgrounds, trees, and epic views. Horsethief Reservoir is a little under 10 miles from Cascade, Idaho, and is a local and regional favorite for all kinds of anglers, from the novice to the more experienced. While easily accessible, the reservoir itself is flanked by a mix of privately owned and public lands, so heed postings, and when in doubt, the Cascade Chamber of Commerce can help you plan your trip!

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Payette River. 

If you are traveling into the area from the south (as most will be!) the Payette River is hard to miss! It lays like a rowdy piece of white rope alongside Highway 55, only pausing here and there to give you a moment to gawk and dream. But did you also know that the Payette River hosts year-round fishing too? You are likely to catch people fishing along the banks and designated turn-offs if you keep your eyes peeled, and fall is the perfect time to join them!

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Lake Cascade. 

The flagship of this community is Lake Cascade, for hundreds of beautiful reasons, and fishing is one of our favorites too! Whether it’s from a boat, or from the shore, this blue jewel offers a variety of different species to try your skills with and the best news is that you are within walking distance from great eats, spirits, and accommodations!

As always, fish responsibly, and safely, and follow all local laws, limits, and regulations.

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mountain biking iconMountain Biking or Adventure Biking. 

Tired of hitting the same old, crowded trails? Have you checked out the Eagle Nest Trail? It’s an amazing 14-mile trail accented by beautiful views of Horsethief Reservoir and the Cascade Valley below. You’ll find a little of everything, including water crossings, grassy clearings, and more! Break away from the same, and plan your fall biking adventure this weekend.

Get Biking!

Disc Golf.

Did you know that Cascade has a disc golf course? Well, it’s time to get acquainted! Along the Payette River, nestled along a trail we like to call The Strand, that takes you by Fischer’s Pond and Kelly’s Whitewater Park, is an exciting and unique disc-golf experience that combines the best of the sport with the great outdoors!

Come Play

Relax and Taste a bit! 

You don’t need to be into hiking, biking, fishing to enjoy everything that Cascade has to offer. Let’s set the stage for you:

How would you like to spend several days away from it all, with all the comforts of home, within walking distance from some of the finest and most satisfying dining anywhere? Catch a movie? Catch a drink? Catch deer grazing in front of the local service station? Cascade offers accommodations from lush to convenient, whether it’s just for the night, a couple of days, or even longer! 

Cascade also offers a plethora of unique dining, shopping, and entertainment experiences to satisfy an afternoon or longer, check out the list of options below!

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Event Cancelled: Old Mill Days + West Central Mountains Interactive Arts Festival

By Events, Uncategorized

Join us Saturday, September 19, 2020 for Old Mill Days, more details to come, and the West Central Mountains Interactive Arts Festival. Come see art being created! Music, food, dance, and all types of art being created for you. Come be inspired to create or take something home from one of the artists! Fundraiser for Cascade Cultural Arts Center! Please donate! Your contributions make a difference

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Canceled: Hardwater Classic

By Events, Uncategorized

This event has been canceled due to poor ice conditions. The Hardwater Classic on January 17th and 18th at Lake Cascade. Friday Night, there will be Ice Fishing Presentation by Western Ice Fishing Association. Saturday Night, there’s Dinner at the American Legion Hall. Stay Tune for Further Details!

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Cascade Bucket List

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It’s time to unplug, and reconnect. With nature, with your family, with your friends, with yourself. But you don’t have to travel far, to feel far enough away from the stress and tests of your busy life.

Cascade, Idaho features sun, snow, sand, water and some of the finest dining, hiking and biking opportunities in the Northwest! We have started compiling a 4-season bucket list, to show you where to go, what to expect, and who to know during your Cascade trip! Whether you are a foodie, an avid outdoorsman, a busy human just needing to relax, or everything in between, we have an experience planned for you!

Water’s Edge

The season has ended at Water’s RV park, but only to get ready for next summer! What do families love so much about the time they spend here? Well as Matt put it, it’s a time to unplug, and spend time with your family, because that’s the heart of this place; family. Fire pits, a sandy beach where kids can ride their bikes back and forth and adults can safely watch them play. But don’t take our word for it. Plan your summer getaway.

Water's Edge RV Park

Arrowhead Rv Park

Our friends at the Arrowhead RV Park are closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to start getting ready for next year! Come by and check out the possibilities for your spring and summer fun, on the left as you come to Cascade, Idaho (can’t miss the sign, and our totem poles)! This river-side park is close enough to be easy, but far enough from all the hustle and bustle to give you that unplugged time you and your family need.

Arrowhead RV Park

Ashley Inn

Have you visited the Ashley Inn yet? Chances are you’ve driven by,  or heard your friends talk about it, but until you have stepped inside, you are missing out. A landmark in Cascade, the Ashley Inn features an exquisite theme that reminds you of a place and a time you may have only visited on the silver screen. An indoor pool, complimentary cookies at 8:00 pm, and meeting rooms designed to delight your next wedding, corporate party or gathering add to the experience, in addition to a gift shop not only downstairs, but around every corner. 

The next time you are traveling Idaho’s most indulgent countryside, come stay, and unplug for a while (and don’t forget, fresh cookies at 8:00)!

Ashley Inn

Crown Point Trail

Just a left turn off of Highway 55, Crown Point Trail is a nearly flat, well-maintained walking path that skirts right along the lake. Be prepared for gorgeous views, beach access, and plenty of opportunities to experience wildlife and greenery along the way. One of the most enjoyable things about this trail is how you can move seamlessly from beach-front to dense forest, enjoying everything that both of these environments have to offer. The gentle change in elevation allows you to experience expansive views of Lake Cascade around every corner and is easy enough for the little two-legged humans and four-legged fur babies in your life to enjoy with you. 

Crown Point Trail

Watkin’s Pharmacy

There’s coffee inside…. and more! 

First, grab a cup of your favorite Dawnson Taylor brew,  or any of the other delicious choices when you walk through the door, and then you’re ready to peruse their extensive collection of treasures!

From every day needs to keepsakes and one of a kind items, the staff here mentions that customers “love the diversity” and guess what?

It’s time to get ready for Christmas! Find something special for all the special humans in your life, that no one else is sure to have. They also feature a diverse selection of local authors, from historians to storytellers.  

And what does the owner, Ben Watkins love about being a part of this community here in Cascade, Idaho?  It’s getting to know all the people and their stories… “They are all unique….”

Dawson Taylor

Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center

Boasting many amenities that even larger cities can’t compete with, we invite you to check out the Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center. It features state of the art facilities, including a gym, and a pool that transforms into an indoor practice zone for lovers of water sports when the temperature starts to drop outside. A real asset to our community and beyond, make sure you make it a part of your spring, summer, fall AND winter Cascade bucket list!

Cascade Aquatic and Recreation Center

Remington’s

Worth the drive, no matter the length of the drive. In fact, if you come to Cascade for no other reason than to dine at Remington’s, you are of good taste! 

Every detail, every nuance, flavor, and taste of your experience will leave you excited to tell your friends and come back for more. As soon as you are greeted at the door, you might even feel a little sympathy for the folks that are driving all the way to McCall, or staying down in the valley in an attempt to find dining as fine as this. From seafood to homestyle, every palet will be satisfied, and make sure that you explore their excellent wine selection too! , 

But behind the great service, the food and the wine, is the reason that you will find whimsical paw-prints throughout the restaurant, and we invite you to stop in, and find out more about the namesake of this foodie gem, right on Highway 55.

Remington's

Whistle Stop

The season has ended at Water’s RV park, but only to get ready for next summer! What do families love so much about the time they spend here? Well as Matt put it, it’s a time to unplug, and spend time with your family, because that’s the heart of this place; family. Fire pits, a sandy beach where kids can ride their bikes back and forth and adults can safely watch them play. But don’t take our word for it. Plan your summer getaway.

Whistle Shop

Lake Cascade

The season has ended at Water’s RV park, but only to get ready for next summer! What do families love so much about the time they spend here? Well as Matt put it, it’s a time to unplug, and spend time with your family, because that’s the heart of this place; family. Fire pits, a sandy beach where kids can ride their bikes back and forth and adults can safely watch them play. But don’t take our word for it. Plan your summer getaway.

Lake Cascade

Cascade Golf Association Inc.

The season has ended at Water’s RV park, but only to get ready for next summer! What do families love so much about the time they spend here? Well as Matt put it, it’s a time to unplug, and spend time with your family, because that’s the heart of this place; family. Fire pits, a sandy beach where kids can ride their bikes back and forth and adults can safely watch them play. But don’t take our word for it. Plan your summer getaway.

Cascade Golf

Thunder Mountain Burgers

Have you visited Thunder Mountain Burgers, in Cascade, Idaho yet? 

Family-owned, family-run, and family enjoyed, stop in for over-the-rim, hand-mixed shakes, burgers with REAL cheddar cheese and just the right amount of yum. Open year-round, the food, hospitality, and love in every bite will keep you coming back, season after season! 

The first stop on your Cascade all-season Bucket List as you roll into town, you will see a real family-owned business in action, and experience what it’s like to enjoy that quintessential burger and fries in a basket, with a classic shake on the side.

Thunder Mountain Burgers
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Arrowhead RV Park

By Highlight Business, Uncategorized

Arrowhead RV Park welcomes you to join us for a day, a week, a month or a season to enjoy our many activities such as wood carving and a wide variety of arts and crafts, to make new friends, to walk the forested nature trails, enjoy the river and lake and to relax in our beautiful and natural surroundings.

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North Shore Lodge

By Events Featured on Home Page, Highlight Business, Uncategorized

Come stay at the North Shore Lodge, which is located 26 miles east of Cascade, ID in the beautiful Boise National Forest. We have a homestyle restaurant and full bar nestled right on the shores of the crystal clear Warm Lake. Surrounded by green trees and mountain views, the Cabins are available for rent year-round with special pricing during our winter months. For more information or to reserve a cabin, call (208) 632-2000!

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