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June
27

Boat Launches Near Spokane

Boat Launches Spokane

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Fourth of July is the most popular day for boating. If you haven't already contacted our real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson to purchase your new lake property, head out to these great boat launches near Spokane homes for sale to celebrate on the water.

  • Riverside State Park - 9711 W. Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
    No matter what type of boating you enjoy,  Riverside State Park will accommodate it. This sprawling park covers 9,194 acres near Nine Mile Falls homes for sale, including 200,000 feet of shoreline along the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers, with three launches and 120 feet of dock. Spokane River is open for all boating and water activities, including waterskiing and fishing, while Little Spokane River is reserved for kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and rafts. Daily launch permits are $7, in addition to the $10 park entrance fee. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - dusk, seven days a week.

  • Downtown Convention Center - 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201
    How many cities can boast a boat launch in the heart of downtown? If you work in the area, you can even grab a quick paddle on your lunch break. Opened in 2015, the Downtown Convention Center boat launch is right under the Division Street Bridge on the south side of the Spokane River. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards can be carried down via the six-foot-wide gravel path down to the water. Keep in mind that laws prohibit floating west of the Bridge. Parking is available at the Convention Center or in metered spots on Spokane Falls Blvd. There is no fee for use of the launch.

  • Silver Lake - 1599 E. Grace St., Medical Lake, WA 99022
    Want a great place for a staycation? Look no further than Silver Lake. Just a 20-minute drive from Spokane and not far from Medical Lake homes for sale, this beautiful 500-acre body of water feels light years away from daily life. Silver Lake is widely regarded as heaven for trout fishing, but it's also popular for boating, sailing, wakeboarding, canoeing, and kayaking. The old concrete launch was replaced in 2009 with a new dual-lane launch, and a separate dock was added for shore fishing.

  • Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area - 1008 Crest Dr., Coulee Dam, WA 99116
    When Grand Coulee Dam harnessed the powerful Columbia River, the result was the magnificent body of water at the center of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. If a 100,000-acre area can be called a "hidden gem," this is it. The lake itself is nearly 81,000 acres, and with 22 boat launches, there's plenty of room for boating. One of the more frequently-used boat launches is Fort Spokane, which is adjacent to the campgrounds of the same name. There is no park entrance fee, but a boat launch pass is required. The price is $8, and the pass is good for seven consecutive days. Park hours are sunrise to sunset daily.

  • Q'emiln Park - 12201 W. Parkway Dr., Post Falls, ID 83854
    Located only minutes from Post Falls homes for sale, picturesque Q'emiln Park gets its name from the original Native American village. "Q'emiln" translates to "throat of the river," referring to the setting alongside the Spokane River. There is a $10 parking fee and a $30 boat launching fee. Hours are sunrise to midnight, seven days a week.

Whether you're looking for vacation property or a year-round home, contact us for experienced help with all your real estate needs.

June
25

Lemony Recipes for Summer

Sweet-Tart: Refreshing & Lemony Recipes for Summer

Summer is here, and it's time to celebrate all things lemony! These refreshing treats are sure to please at your next get-together.

 

Frozen Raspberry Yogurt Lemonade Pops

  • 1 can (12 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 c. fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 c. plain yogurt
  • 10 ice pop molds

In a saucepan, heat lemonade concentrate & water over medium heat just until the concentrate is thawed. Remove from heat & cool. In a blender, place 3/4 c. of the cooled mixture, 1/2 c. of the raspberries, & 1/4 c. of the yogurt. Blend on medium until smooth. If you don't like the seeds, press this mixture through a small strainer to remove them. Divide the mixture among ice pop molds & freeze slightly.

Distribute the remaining raspberries in molds. Combine the remaining lemonade mixture & yogurt and spoon evenly into molds. Return to freezer until firm, about 4 hours.

 

Perfect Lemonade

  • 1/3 c. sugar or 2/3 c. agave
  • 1 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 c. water

Mix well. Serve over ice with a lemon wedge garnish.

 

Lemon-Lime Spritzer

  • 1 liter lemon-lime soda
  • 4 limes, cut into wedges
  • frozen cherries
  • fresh mint leaves

Mix ice, soda & sliced limes. Add cherries & garnish with mint leaves. Serve immediately.

 

Adult Lemonade

  • 1 shot El Patron Tequila
  • 1/4 shot Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz. beer
  • 4 oz. lemonade
  • ice
  • strawberries for garnish

Mix together and serve immediately

 

Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie

  • 1 9" graham cracker pie crust
  • 2/3 c. frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. water

 In a blender or food processor, blend strawberries, honey, & water until pureed. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix lemonade concentrate with sweetened condensed milk until combined. Set that aside, too.

With a mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar & whip until it stiffens. Gently fold into lemonade mixture. (The pureed mixture is still kept separate.)

Pour half the strawberry puree on the bottom of the crust. Top with lemonade filling, smoothing evenly. Spoon on the remaining puree in evenly spaced dollops and swirl with a toothpick or knife. Freeze at least 6 hours before serving. Store leftovers in the freezer.

What's your favorite summertime recipe? Tell us in the comments! 

June
13

Summer Activities to Enjoy at Spokane Ski Resorts

Spokane Ski Resorts

Think Spokane area ski resorts are only fun in the winter? Think again!

Thanks to the region's dry, clear, and warm climate during the summer months, mountain resorts around Spokane homes for sale still offer a wealth of outdoor activities. When our real estate agents need fresh air and sunshine, they head to these great nearby resorts for summer fun.

  • Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Resort - 29500 N. Mt. Spokane Park Dr., Mead, WA 99021
    With more than 1,700 acres and 52 runs, Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Resort is a winter wonderland, but the fun doesn't stop when the weather heats up. Visitors to this resort near Mead homes for sale trade skis and snowboards for mountain bikes at the resort's summer camps. Sessions include beginning and all-levels skills camps for ages 7-15 and advanced skills camps for ages 10-17. If you're looking for variety, there's a mountain adventure camp for ages 5-14 that includes climbing, hiking, and crafts. Biking enthusiasts of all ages can ride the numerous trails of varying lengths and difficulty. Visit the website for more information, including schedule and pricing.

  • 49°N Mountain Resort - 3311 Flowery Trail Rd., Chewelah, WA 99109
    Want to beat the summer heat around Chewelah homes for sale? Enjoy the cool mountain air of Chewelah Peak at 49°N Mountain Resort, where temperatures are usually at least 10 degrees lower than the valley below. Service roads in the West, Central, and East Basins are open to the public for hiking and mountain biking, while hikers can also use the cross-country trails and downhill runs. For those who prefer more leisurely activities, Chewelah Peak is a prime spot for picking huckleberries. Visitors are allowed to pick up to three gallons of huckleberries per day for non-commercial use.

  • Silver Mountain Resort - 610 Bunker Ave., Kellogg, ID 83837
    The action never slows down at Silver Mountain Resort, just minutes from Kellogg homes for sale. Bikers can take a casual two-mile trip along the Trail of the Hiawatha or explore the scenic wonders along the 72-mile riverside Trail of the Coeur D'alenes. The resort also features a spectacular mountainside bike park, accessible by North America's longest gondola ride. There's fun for the whole family at Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark, where you can hang 10 in the wave pool, ride a raft in the Moose Sluice, or just float along the North Fork Lazy River. Plan a unique date night with Ride & Dine, where the gondola trip ends with dinner at the Mountain House.

  • Schweitzer - 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd., Sandpoint, ID 83864
    Adrenaline junkies get their fill of thrills at Schweitzer, a popular mountain resort conveniently close to Sandpoint homes for sale. Soar above the ground along the 700-foot zipline, catch some air on the trampoline, or ride the Great Escape Quad chairlift to the mountain top for panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille and wildlife sightings. Once you're there, have a lively game of disc golf followed by lunch at the Sky House. Take a two-hour hosted electric bike tour where guides provide fascinating information about the flora and fauna encountered along the way. 

Learn more about what makes Spokane such a special place to live when you contact us at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson.

June
1

Kootenai County Real Estate Market Report - May 2022

View our comprehensive Kootenai Country real estate market report for the month of May!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.

 

Download the May Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 

 

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 01/29/2023. The listing information on this page last changed on 01/29/2023. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of Coeur dAlene MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 10:16:22 AM EST) or Spokane MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 10:20:44 AM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Coldwell Banker Tomlinson may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved. --



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