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Idaho is well-known and beloved for its excellent fishing. People from all over enjoy visiting the Gem State to experience some of the best fishing in the world. Even celebrities have come up to Idaho to spend their vacation fishing! With Boise being the capital of Idaho and being in a pretty central part of the state, there are absolutely some fantastic nearby locations that are ideal for those visiting the state capital who might want a bit of a relaxing getaway for a few hours.

One popular location just south of Boise is C.J. Strike Reservoir. It is loved by many because of its easy accessibility for automobiles and boats and great camping in addition to being an ideal place to fish. C.J. Strike is home to a wide variety of fish, including many

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Boise is by far the biggest city in Idaho, followed by neighboring cities Meridian and Nampa. With so much there, if you find yourself spending a weekend in the Boise area, there are tons of great activities to enjoy! Whatever time of the year it is, and whether you enjoy being outdoors or indoors, there is no shortage of fun things to take part in this part of the Gem state.

A nice relaxing outdoor activity to do during your weekend in Boise is fishing. Idaho is known as one of the best places in the United States to fish, and you can do it right there in the city of Boise! The Boise River is a beautiful and convenient place to fish at any time of year. The river is stocked with rainbow trout every Spring and Fall so you are likely to get a bite.

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One of the best-kept secrets of the northwestern United States is the delicious mountain huckleberry. While it’s no secret that the huckleberry is delicious and even the state fruit of Idaho, try asking any local where they pick their berries! This delicious fruit is native to colder, mountainous regions and the mountains of Coeur d’Alene are home some of the best huckleberries in the region. These dark purple berries are a great source of nutrition and bloom ever year from August to late September. Visitors to northern Idaho during this time of year will witness one of America’s greatest berry seasons, but hurry! The season is over before you know it and you might have to wait another year.

It is abundantly clear— Idahoans love their huckleberries

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The summer in the Treasure Valley is always a fun time of the year as the outdoors starts to call everyone's name. One of the main attractions for the Saturdays during the summer is the famous (to the locals) farmers markets. The markets are not simply about scoring the local food items or the wines but it is about the arts, crafts, and local mixtures of stuff that is offered at the markets that attract the people. So mark your calendars for fun-filled outings this year!

The Capital City Public Market is one of the Farmers markets in Downtown Boise. The market goes down to eighth street corridor and from Main Street to State Street all the way past the famous Capitol building. The beginning of the Capital City Market was in 1994; being the

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Boise is drawing more and more leisure travelers who are exploring the culinary scene among other scenes. Nestled in the high desert at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains is the city known as the most geographically remote in the continental United States. However, it has become easier to explore the city since Southwest added Chicago and San Diego nonstops flights. Here is a look at the west side of town to satisfy your culinary scene.

Sushi Ya

A contemporary sushi house that offers all you can eat sushi. They take their sushi seriously and offers a comfortable atmosphere. Upon entering the restaurant you will find nothing but happy smiling and chatting guests. The rolls are presented by friendly and inviting staff.

Thai Cuisine

Thai

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Amidst the plentiful opportunities to go out and play in the frozen precipitate, you and yours will likely be trying to stave off any lingering of the winter chill with your home’s heating and air conditioning systems.

The hum of natural gas or electrical heating system may not quite provide the ambiance during the winter that some homeowners are looking for. They may be longing for the crackle and sizzle of the wood-burning stove or fireplace, staples to our Rocky Mountain state. And with the crackdown on efficiency standards by the Environmental Protection Agency nearly three years ago, wood burning stoves and fireplaces are becoming even more viable choices to provide warmth to your home.

Don’t let the aesthetics of a crackling wood fire fool

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With its vast amount of land, and much of it still being ruled by nature, Idaho is stuffed with amazing places to take a camping trip. Even Boise, with its large population in comparison to the rest of the state, has surprisingly great places to camp close by. If you are in the Boise area and want to take a break from civilization for a while, you’ll find you don’t have to go too far out of the city to find a place. Here are several of the best places to take a camping trip near Boise!

The Boise National Forest is a favorite place among many residing in the Boise area. While it is a popular place to go hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding, the forest also has tons of fantastic places to go camping. One of these popular spots is Schafer Butte.

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In Idaho, you often don’t have any choice but to chill, with cold temperatures enveloping the Gem State for almost five months out of the year! That isn’t a bad thing though, because the unique and beautiful environment of the Gem state provides many great activities and things to do during the cold months of the year. Whether you’re skiing in some of the best mountains in the United States, going snowmobiling in the ideal powder, or even just staying home and building a snowman out of heaps of fantastic Idaho snow, there is something for everyone to do during the cold time of year!

Skiing and Snowboarding are both very popular activities in Idaho, and there is no shortage of places to go to enjoy these winter sports, with great snowy mountains all

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Winter in the Treasure Valley is somewhat like one out of a fairytale. The snow-capped mountains visible in the distance as the towns grow sleepy in the cold. There are great coffee shops and stores to find refuge in if you are wanting to stay near home and just spend a day of spending time indoors and out of the cold. There are great places to go that are indoors and outdoors for you in the winter. There are museums, theaters and more all over Boise. In the Treasure Valley, however, it is not as popular to stay indoors when there is snow on the ground. People like to find little ponds to go ice fishing at or go somewhere to ski, snowboard, and sled. There is a ski resort in Boise called Bogus Basin that is a great place to spend the day skiing or

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A home’s backyard is often the make-or-break feature of a home. It can be the factor that makes us say “sold” to the house or turn away. Size, shape, and maintenance are important features to consider. But say you already have a great backyard with lots of potential, but it needs some help. How can we amp up the backyard space to make it better? This article will give you some starting inspiration on how you can create a space everyone wants to be in. As a bonus, most of these ideas won’t take up a lot of time, nor will they break the bank!

There are a few ways you can go about starting your simple backyard remodel. You can either pick some basic products and create ideas from there, or you can start with an idea and create the necessary items to

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