Historic Harrison walking tour
Few people could tell you that tiny but scenic Harrison, current population about 200, was once the largest city in Kootenai County during the days of the gold stampede through these parts.
Perched in a very scenic location on the shore of Coeur d’Alene Lake, Harrison’s colorful history mirrors that of North Idaho itself. The gold rush came through in the 1880s as hopeful miners traveled through the region in quest of riches. The Village of Harrison was incorporated in 1899; successive waves of settlement came with the timber boom, steamboats, and railroads up to the present day as a quaint village that is a magnet for lake boaters, bike riders on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s, and those touring by auto.
Harrison offers an easy stroll of its historic downtown. Click below to download and print out the map for the self-guided walking tour.