Athol is a small city located in the northern Idaho Panhandle. The city is situated on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and is surrounded by forests and mountains. There are many things to do in Athol, from hiking and biking to shopping and dining.
The Silverwood Theme Park is located in Athol, ID, the Northwest’s largest theme park with over 70 rides and attractions, including four roller coasters and Boulder Beach Water Park, a great way to spend time with the kids.
Parks are another great way to enjoy the outdoors in Athol. Farragut State Park includes 4,000 acres of woodland trails as well as attractions like Tree To Tree Idaho, a ziplining and aerial adventure park. Nearby Round Lake State Park has 142 acres of forest and lake areas as well as camping, swimming, hiking, and bird watching opportunities.
The scenic byways around Athol are worth exploring. Highway 200 follows the shore of Lake Pend Oreille for 30 miles (48 km), offering beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Highway 2 runs through the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness Area, providing access to numerous hiking trails and recreational areas.