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Idaho Recreation

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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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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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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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Like any big city, Boise is full of activity. There are always things going on, day or night, and these things attract hundreds and thousands of people to different parts of the city. There are restaurants to eat at, parks to lounge around in and to use to take your dog for an afternoon jaunt, and so much more. Of course, if you are new to Boise or if you are just visiting for a limited time, you might not know about what there is to do or where you should go to find the fun. My mission in life (Okay, maybe just my mission for this moment) is to help you with this problem. If you have a visit to Idaho coming up that includes a stopover in Boise or if you are going to be moving to the city soon and you want to know more, I am here today to give you a

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If you are new to the Boise area you might not know about all of the stuff going on around you or the different sites there are to check out. Boise is a big place with a whole lot of stuff going on all the time and it can be hard not to get lost in it while searching for the best parts. Sometimes, you need a guide to figure out what there is to do in Boise and what is going to excite you or leave you having learned more or just having had a good time. Boise is a thriving city with events and destinations and sights that are really neat to see for the whole Boise experience and I am here to give you at least the beginnings of a guide to help you to find the coolest parts of the city. Some of these places might not interest you that much or they might

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Idaho is so cold! Or, at least that’s the reputation it holds with many who maybe aren’t as familiar with the state. This isn’t much of a surprise, as the state happens to have low temperatures and is covered with large amounts of snow for a reasonable part of the year. This isn’t to say that Idahoans just stay inside and keep to themselves all winter though, quite the contrary in fact. Some of the most fun activities in the Gem State are only available during this time of the year, and many living in Idaho cannot wait for that snow to start falling!

One of the most popular cold weather activities for people living in Idaho is zipping down the mountains on skis or on a snowboard. If skiing or snowboarding is one of your favorite hobbies, you will

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There are a lot of ways to get around when you need to be somewhere. Sometimes in a city (Say for an example, the city of Boise) the best and most economical way of getting around is by riding a bike. For most of the state of Idaho, a bicycle is not going to get you far. There is a lot of space between things that you might want to get to and it is far enough that you are only going to try and make that on a bike if you are a cross-country cyclist betting ready for a major tournament. That is probably not most people, though I suppose there is always a chance. This is not the case for a city like Boise. The area is more spread out than other cities, but things are still pretty close together and you can consider getting from place to place on a bike

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