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There is nothing quite like a day of enjoying the backwoods, nature, and the unique wonders of the wilderness. The trails of the Boise National Forest wrap and weave from the valley to the mountain peaks and offer delightful scenery and sounds of nature, as well as a few trails that pass by creeks, meadows, and alpine lakes. The charm of a journey through the forest within the early morning hours may present foggy canyons lined in dew-covered grasses with cool air that can make trekking the area trails a bit more pleasant, especially during the warmer months.

The habitat of Idaho's woodlands welcomes visitors to take part in collaborative activities, educational trails, discover new plants, trek to a mountain peak, spot area animals or encounters…

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Moondipper Natural Hot Springs (Dash #1 - Crouch)

Get ready for a trek geared towards all ages to the tune of 4.7 +/- miles round trip (with river crossings) surrounded by magnificent scenery, including groves of pine trees and tall grass-covered rolling hills dotted with wildflowers, various area creeks, and remarkable wildlife. The trail boasts an adjacent horse trail that does not require the river crossing, though it boasts steep ascents and descents. Part of the journey might include trekking further along the route to reveal more hot spring options that await! Release the mental pressure of traveling through city traffic, noise pollution, and the constant buzz of city living and escape to Moon Dipper. Natural Hot springs offer a relaxing…

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There are a couple of elements that characterize Idaho's capital city of Boise. To begin, the state's capital draws much attention to the area though most folks are surprised at how much the area has to offer that is not widely known or talked about. Adventurers would have to invest a great deal of time and energy exploring the city to truly sort out what it means to call Boise home and why so many folks choose to move to the area and visit when that option is not a possibility. A better way of understanding Boise starts outdoors with droves of opportunities waiting to keep visitors and residents alike enjoying the time spent here. In the event that visitors begin to dig in and get out to explore the city and its residents, do a few activities, and…

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Visiting the Treasure Valley or the city of Boise in the springtime has the potential to make any experience into memories that last a lifetime. There are droves of indoor and outdoor activities waiting to be enjoyed, additionally the surroundings are filled with beautiful scenery. The following are things to do in Boise, a few examples of what there is to do, places to go, and ways to get the adventures started (especially if already living within Treasure Valley and planning out items for spring break!). Note, many of these activities will continue during the summer.

Wildflower tour

Take a walk, stroll, or jaunt on the wildflower side of the city with area trails that lead through the beautiful foothills of Boise. Make way through…

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Known as the City of Trees, Boise's convenient access to outdoor attractions and thriving economy draw visitors from in and around the area to enjoy the beautiful scenery and downtown amenities. While many folks may choose to spend their time at the same local hotspots, Boise has much more to offer and makes every day an opportunity for experiencing some of the best this area offers, most especially with the recent boom of newcomers and new Boise based businesses. Live like a local, enjoy area events, outdoor destinations, and discover why Boise is the ideal place to call home.

Hidden among a sea of trees and endless miles of untouched wilderness, Boise boasts the ideal balance between city living and access to the great outdoors. Boise is full…

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Planning a weekend adventure might include waking up to mountain views, the sound of river water, and nature at its best. Whatever you enjoy tackling for your project calendar, consider adding a few of Boise's top rated destinations to the list of things to do. Find this quick and easy list filled with fun destinations in and around Downtown Boise. Keep in mind a few fun goals to help everyone stay busy enjoying some of the best the city has to offer.

Downtown Boise 

World travelers, tourists, and residents alike flock to Boise's various downtown districts for an inspiring experience time and time again. A collaboration of swanky shops, delicious delicatessen, ridiculously delicious restaurants, and eateries is complemented by historic…

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The start to the new year begins with endless indoor and outdoor activity opportunities waiting to be discovered within the Greater Treasure Valley. 


The Boise Foothills - Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center

3188 Sunset Peak Road

Boise, ID 83702

The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center offers a building with exhibits centered around learning about the surrounding areas natural resources, science, as well as the local cultural and ecological heritage. The center is open Monday thru Friday 9am - 3pm and boasts two classrooms for educational programs, with outdoor opportunities from sunrise to sunset including a native plant garden, self guided trail with interpretive signage, as well as designated areas ideal for taking a midday break…

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Whether you’ve lived in Boise your whole life or have decided to call Boise home recently it’s about that time when preparing for winter fun, festivities, and the finer details that tend to help make the holiday season one to remember joyfully!  Have you ever had a moment where you take a minute to chuckle at the mess you’ve created or unintentionally found yourself in. You know the time where you’ve done something so silly that all you can do is laugh at the moment and shrug it off. Well, no matter how silly one of those moments may feel, generally most of us tend to do our best not to relive misfortunes and try to better prepare or avoid mishaps all together. Below you will find a list of items to help better prepare for winter:


It may be time…

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Taking time to explore some of the opportunities for outdoor activities in Boise is a great way to get familiar with the area and the community. There are countless ways to spend a day here. A common and popular destination for outdoor activity opportunities will be one of the many local area parks. Find Julia Davis Municipal Park adjacent to Downtown Boise, the Boise River, and the Boise River Greenbelt. The spacious grassy areas offer opportunities to enjoy open play areas with a favorite book or perhaps sport, places ideal for gatherings, picnics, or preferred activity.

Taking a moment to enjoy the tranquil surroundings, one will likely discover folks out meandering, utilizing the greenbelt to access desired destinations, including local…

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What brings everyone to Boise?
Located along the lower half of the Rocky Mountains, Boise ranks as one of the fastest-growing cities in the Pacific Northwest, with a population of around 229,993+/- residents. Spanning over 85+/- miles, Boise accounts for a larger portion of the Treasure Valley metropolis encompassing the cities of Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, and Middleton. This moderately sized metro is an epicenter for startups, major employers, and companies, including J.R. Simplot, Micron, Fred Meyer, St. Luke's, UPS, Norco, and more, employing over 40,000+/- individuals in the area. With an unemployment rate of only 2.2% as of November, Boise's flourishing economy continues to attract real estate investors, and homebuyers…

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