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Can a big city be friendly to the environment? It is pretty likely that as you have spent time in larger cities you have seen a lot of trash on the sides of the road and on the sidewalks, and a disappointing amount of pollution clouding the sky. Not to mention all of the energy that goes into powering the many buildings and other things throughout the city. It is sad because a big city is an absolutely gorgeous thing when it is well-kept. Ideally, the local government and the citizens in a city would have the same mindset and work together to keep the area they live in looking nice. This is exactly what Boise is! Even though it is the largest city in the Gem State, it is remarkably well taken care of for its size, and one of the best things about

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There are so many great things to do in the Boise area during this part of the year. Boise is filled with awesome places to visit to help make your summer memorable, and there are plenty of sights to check out in nearby cities in the Treasure Valley as well!

It is hard to talk about the summer season in the Boise area without referencing the fantastic Roaring Springs waterpark! As the biggest waterpark in the Northwestern United States, there are so many fun and awesome things to do for people of all ages, including thrillingly fast waterslides, raft rides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. There is also food and drinks available for purchase at the park, as well as swim diapers and lockers for your convenience. Although it is technically located in

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Idaho has been long associated with potatoes. People from all around the world recognize Idaho as “the place with potatoes,” but there is a lesser known food item that is just as central to the potato in Idaho’s repertoire. It is the state fruit of Idaho: the huckleberry. Actually, a fourth-grade class back in the year 2000 proposed for it to become the state fruit. That wasn’t even very long ago at all! It took a little while for them to become the state fruit, but they made it.

These bulbous, deep purple berries are a local favorite by Idahoans and visitors alike. If you ever travel through Idaho in the late summer, you are sure to find markets, shelves at grocery stores, and other locations selling locally made jams and treats from the state

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One of the beauties of the Boise area is that new gems are still being discovered all the time. Despite having hundreds of well-established reserves, parks, lakes, and nature paths, there is still more to find within minutes of the Treasure Valley. Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is one of those “hidden” treasures that was opened in 2012. Due to the generosity of the Hyatt family and the desire of Boiseans to preserve the natural beauty and history of the area, 44 acres of open space and natural wildlife have been opened to the public ideal for enjoying scenic views and enjoyable surroundings, fresh air, and learn about sustaining the native beauties of the Boise habitat and wildlife. There are guided tours and unaccompanied opportunities to explore the

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The journey to the top of Lucky Peak Dam is proof that a journey truly can be as beautiful as the destination. The Boise River Greenbelt trail and parallel road climb to the top of the dam and up to the reservoir. A number of beautiful and cultural hotspots line the trip up to Lucky Peak, including excellent scenic landscapes through Boise’s tree-lined downtown, followed by a stretch of beautiful natural scenery. Some other great surprises along the road include the outdoor stage for Boise’s Shakespearean Festival, nature gardens and parks, exotic-looking native flowers and plant life, and recreation hotspots near the base of the dam. A treasure valley favorite includes the rooster tail of the dam in spring blasting a beautiful stream of water into

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Boise is probably one of the most exciting places in Idaho. There are other parts of the state that rival the city in terms of excitement and no part of Idaho is truly unexciting, but there is just so much going on in Boise that it is hard to compete. The city is just awash with fun stuff to do so that you will almost never get bored if you are actively looking for something to do. Of course, actively looking for something to do can be something of a problem. You probably are not going to just fall into some kind of fun activity while mindlessly wandering around the city. You might get lucky and stumble upon an event at just the right time and there are fun things to be found from just wandering, but if I may be so bold, I would like to discuss some

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The state of Idaho is filled to the brim with great places to go for a weekend-long camping trip or have an adventurous week of backpacking. However, you may not have more than a day to get out and enjoy the beautiful nature that Idaho has to offer. You’ll find that in addition to long trails, there are many day hiking trails in the Boise area! In the city and the surrounding area are hundreds of magnificent spots with gorgeous sights to enjoy all around! You may be in the most populous city in the state, but that doesn’t mean that nature is too far away!

Nature is in fact very close, as you’ll find when you go for a stroll down this trail. Along the Boise River, a true icon of the Treasure Valley is a path called the Boise River Greenbelt. The

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There are a lot of fun things to do in Boise, Idaho. If you’re looking for a weekend packed with activities and unique things to do, there’s plenty available to you, no matter what kinds of activities you prefer.

The Boise Museum Association is a network of amazing museums and other attractions throughout the Boise area. Any of these places are excellent places to visit over a weekend in Boise. One of the most popular museums is the Boise Art Museum or BAM. The Boise Art Museum has a variety of art in their gallery, as well as exhibits that change throughout the year so every time you go you can have a different experience. Also part of the Boise Museum Association, is the Idaho Black History Museum, the Idaho Botanical Garden, and the Idaho Anne

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Is there anything better than laying under the stars next to a crackling fire, listening to the sounds of nature lull you to sleep? If you’re crazy about Idaho, you probably feel this way too! With so many places to explore in Idaho, you’re likely to find lots of new adventures to add to your summer bucket list. You’ll get the chance to swim in crystal clear alpine lakes, take an afternoon tour through well-preserved forests, or hop on your ATV as you ride through the designated trails nearby. Boise has many great campsites only a short drive away from the city, so if you want a break from city life, pack up your gear and you’ll find a great camping spot in no time.

Sitting on the banks of the North Fork Boise River is Black Rock Campground, which

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If you haven’t been to Boise, Idaho, do yourself a favor and pay a visit! The state’s capital is one of the greatest places to visit and spend some time in. No matter what kind of things pique your interest, you are sure to find something in the Boise area that will make your trip a memorable one! Whether you are into the more adventurous things such as skiing, snowboarding, biking or hiking, or are more interested in the simple but memorable things like museums and animal exhibits to help you relax and take your mind off things, you won’t forget the great time you will have in the Gem state’s largest city!

Idaho is beloved around the nation for its excellent mountains that are absolutely perfect for snow sports like skiing and snowboarding, but

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