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#1 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
We like to walk or hike the river because of the variety of wildlife that we can see which include bald eagles, heron, geese, ducks, beaver, otters, deer etc. Plan to take binoculars so you can get up close views...
From southeast of Boise near Lucky Peak Dam clear northwest to Eagle, the Boise greenbelt has miles and miles of trails along the river, through Boise State University and through the extensive park system on both...
#2 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Quiet, beautifully designed, and free from bicyclists, skateboarders and motorized vehicles, it's a perfect spot to walk, take photos, or simply sit and enjoy nature.
Lovely trees, flowers, shrubs all well landscaped & kept care of, wonderful place to relax, spend time with family, have a picnic
#3 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
We enjoyed our self-guided tour through the exhibits and some of the birds on display in the lovely outdoor area, but the highlight of our visit was the docent bird presentation and the tour of the Falconry Archives.
It features docent led tours, live bird demonstrations, various birds of prey (my favorite - the Harpy Eagle) and a large archives building displaying all things related to falconry - paintings, books, hoods (amaz...
#4 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
... Greenbelt Gene Harris Band Shell Pioneer Village Idaho Black History Museum Abraham Lincoln Statue Rose Garden Julia Davis Memorial Agriculture Pavilion Julia Creek Zoo Boise Discovery Center Boise Pavilion Te...
Whether is is the staples of the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Historical Museum, Black History Museum, Boise Zoo or one of the many running races, Art in the Park, Walk Your Dog, Natural History Day, Concerts in the Pa...
#5 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Whether you're a quick tripper, a long hiker, biker or equestrian, these trails offer something for everyone, from city edge to our more forested foothills, there'a myriad of trails for you, your dogs (some are of...
... keep you fit; this is a must-visit Boise area attraction, you will see the foothills in a new light while catching various wildlife and encountering semi-arid terrain but with delightful surprises at every turn.
#6 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
There is tennis, sand volleyball, hipsters, cyclists(a few access points to thousands of acres of trails, dogs, dog lovers, a well used and well appointed kids park with swings, bars, etc, slack lines, yoga, Tai C...
What a thrill, what a rush ! this is a nature, hiking, walking, pinic everything park and if you go there, you will see why it's called Camel's Back and I walked-up Camel's Back the very 1st time :) What a rush...
#7 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
There are several themed gardens, including an Idaho native garden, a rose garden, English garden and even one featuring plants matching those collected by the Lewis and Clark expedition between Great Falls, Monta...
There are still plants to see and very beautiful hard-scaping: stone & metal work, paths, gazebos, patios, contemporary sculpture, views of both the gardens and the foothills right behind the garden.
#8 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Often times I take my young daughter up with me and she has a great time and can ski most of their blue runs, but loves their green and cat tracks as well.
We all loved the mountain coaster and all the other fun things like the bungee trampoline jump, climbing wall and tube slide.
#9 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
... encounter waterfowl, song birds, herons, opportunities to view trout in their natural habitat through large windows submerged under water and maybe a few rodents including muskrats, mink or occasional beaver.
... of Julia Davis and Boise Cop on 8th & state street Boise downtown the new Boise cop in Eagle Idaho but use downtown to access all downtown, stores, river Barbar park were you can rent flotation devices for $.
#10 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
The city has done an amazing job of upgrading the facilities over the years and making it as simple as possible to rent a raft, catch a bus back to Barber park after your float.
We visited Barber Park on a recent trip to Boise and did the float down the river with our family of 4. We opted to rent the 6 person raft and it proved to be a good choice.
#11 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
It's peaceful, clean, has plenty of open grass for picnics, comfortable picnic tables and benches, lots of parking space and an absolutely delightful playground.
The park features hiking trails and bike paths along the Boise River and unusual amenities, such as a Frisbee golf course, a bocce court and a cricket field.
#12 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Although Lucky Peak is a popular attraction, you can still have a quieter and calmer experience here than other places nearby (such as Eagle Island) due to how large the lake area is.
Take a drive up Hwy 21 and watch for Deer and Elk in the hills, we saw one herd of about 12 elk.
#13 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
This is a wonderful zoo to enjoy with children because it's adjacent to a huge park, quite walkable from downtown hotels, and is pretty compact.
It included all the other standard animals as well; lions, tigers, giraffes, sloths, monkeys, zebras, penguins etc.
#14 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
The Upper Hulls Gulch area is a little less visited, as you have to either drive up several miles to reach the trailhead, or hike a long uphill section; both are well worth the time.
I often begin one f my longer hikes at Camels Back, drop down into Hulls Gulch, and continue on to Foothills Learning Center and onto the trails up into the foothills.
#15 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
We went at the suggestion of my son-in-law who joined us and whose knowledge was appreciated.Had also been suggested by a volunteer at the World Bird of Prey Facility.
There is a certain quality of the life in Idaho that one must experience including the Birds of Prey National Conservation Center.
#16 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Many lakes, mountains, a great trail system, and fishing and hunting opportunities.
We are camping & fishing family and love everything Boise National Forest offers.
#17 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
I've been to many aquariums and loved that the staff were friendly and educational as well as the number of interactive exhibits.
The children loved feeding the fish.
#19 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
From playground equipment to covered pavilions and open spaces among the trees to play volleyball, kickball, soccer, tag football, etc. this park is enough off the busy roads to avoid the sounds of traffic.
The center highlights underwater fish viewing areas along a stream and walking paths amid wild birds.
#21 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Bikes are restricted from some trails but considering the Greenbelt passes right through it, of course you can ride your bike through the park.
#22 of 30 Nature & Parks in Boise
Walking trails, bike paths, green lawns, playgrounds, boardwalks, cool ponds, sandy beaches, restrooms, and pedestrian/bike bridges across the Boise River.
The Esther Simplot Park is relatively new to the Boise park system and an outstanding job has been done to create a family friendly, pet friendly atmosphere.
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