BOISE WHITEWATER PARK
Officially called J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Boise Whitewater Park, this is one of coolest and newest things to do on the Boise River. There is everything including surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and more. Of course, being on the Green Belt, you can also do things that won’t get you wet—like walking, running, and bicycling! Located at 3400 W. Pleasanton Ave., Boise.
FLOAT THE BOISE RIVER
Floating the Boise River is one of most popular things to do in the summer months. Bring your own inner tubes, rafts, or even kayaks to the put-in point at Barber Park, or rent your equipment on the spot. The pull-out point most people use is Ann Morrison Park. There’s even a bus service that will take you back up to your car at Barber Park.
The Greenbelt is Boise’s famous scenic path along the Boise River. It extends an impressive 30 miles on both sides of the river, with occasional bridges to cross over the other side. You can bring your bikes, rent bikes, or just walk or run next to beauty of the river.
Table Rock is a popular scenic point overlooking Boise. The views are incredible, especially on a clear night. You can drive to Table Rock at night, or hike up the trails during the day in the summer months (the trails are closed in winter to prevent erosion). It’s about a 30-45 minute hike, depending on how in shape you are!
CAMEL’S BACK PARK
Camel’s Back Park is a great little park with hiking trails and good views of Downtown Boise. It includes a play area for kids, and even has tennis courts!
Bogus Basin offers tons of outdoor fun for every season. Most known as a ski resort (just 30 minutes from Downtown Boise) you’ll find downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross country skiing, tubing, and snowshoeing during the winter. In summer, come back for hiking, mountain biking, zip-lining, and an all-new roller coaster!
Cascade Raft and Kayak is a guided service that offers a variety of half-day and full-day trips on the Payette River for individuals and groups. Experience whitewater with pro guides to keep you safe and maximize your fun!
Just 45 minutes from Boise you’ll find “The Springs” in a quaint mountain town called Idaho City. Soak in the hot springs in a hotel setting under the night sky! You can get poolside massages as well for a really special treat!
Near Boise’s Linen District you’ll find over an acre of skateboarder’s paradise. Designed by local youth, Rhodes Skatepark is great for in-line skating or skateboarding.
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