After starting on a list of things we love about Boise, we quickly realized there is a lot to love. In order to keep the articles short, we decided we'd need to split it into at least a couple parts so we don't have one article bigger than our entire newsletter.
So, following up our last article as promised, here we are back for Part II of why we love Boise.
Located sixteen very twisting and winding miles from Boise, it's hard not to love and appreciate Bogus Basin - even with the lack of snowfall as of late. Affordable ski passes, night skiing, close proximity, and tubing are a few of the many things to love about Bogus Basin. Bogus is also a great escape from the inversion to get a reliable source of vitamin D. In the summer months locals get a reprieve from the heat to enjoy miles of singletrack for hiking and biking, frisbee golf, picnics, and live music at the lodge.
Boise River & Greenbelt
These two lovely aspects about Boise could easily be lumped into their own categories, but since the greenbelt follows the river, we're putting them together. The Boise River Greenbelt is one of the most popular places for walkers, bikers, and runners. The 25-mile tree-lined path follows the Boise River through the heart of the city. Wonderful scenic views may be had as you pass through parks and along secluded areas of the river. The Boise River has long been a great escape for Treasure Valley residents as summertime temps in July and August heat things up. Whether it's floating the river, relaxing in the shade, or swimming, it's a great escape during warmer months.
Access to Public Land
Boise's location along the edge of multiple national forests is an amazing opportunity for those who love outdoor recreation. Biking, running, kayaking, camping, hunting, fishing, on and on and on. Within 2-1/2 hours of downtown Boise you can be in the Sawtooth National Forest, Payette National Forest, or the Boise National forest with world-class white water rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, etc. As a matter of fact, 60% of the land in Idaho is public land. This is no secret to Idahoans, and it's something many of us treasure.
I think we've covered some great reasons, but we're going to do one final part to why we love Boise. Stay tuned next week for our final part III!