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The more than two and a half million acres of Boise National Forest include lakes and reservoirs, abandoned mines, ghost towns, stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. In summer, big game ranges through large areas of the forest.

Recreational opportunities come in many varieties. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are popular in winter, while 900 miles of hiking trails are available for summer use.


Payette Pedal and Paddle the Payette | Location: 1750 Front St, Boise Idaho 83702 Telephone 208-364-4100

Other Science nearby:
(Boise) Boise National Forest
(Boise) Boise River Tours
(Boise) Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
(Boise) Morrison Knudsen Nature Center


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10/22 Coming to The Boise area
Boise Bird Festival Meridian ID April27 Come and learn more about Idaho's birds with short bird walks, educational and interactive booths, workshops and demonstrations on a variety of topics from bird identification and backyard feeding to wild bird photography.
Sun Valley Wellness Festival Ketchum ID May23-27 The Sun Valley Wellness Festival is an annual gathering of the top speakers and practitioners of mind-body-spirit and environmental wellness. Presented by the Sun Valley Wellness Institute, our mission is to inspire positive change.
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival Weiser ID June17-22 Idaho's premier fiddler's contest is back with all the fun and celebration throughout Weiser. Parades, fiddle contest, food and arts vendors and much more.
NorthWest RibFest Eagle ID June27-30 The RibFest is a wonderful opportunity for businesses to show their support for Help Idaho and the community. With 100,000 visitors expected during the three-day event, it's an excellent brand building opportunity as well.
The Lavender Merchant Lavender Festival Kuna ID July15-16 Come visit the lavender field in full bloom, pick a bouquet of lavender and experience the perfume and beauty of this captivating herb. Make and take a lavender bottle or paper lavender sachet. Handmade lavender products will be featured. While you are here, visit with other vendors selling their own special products.
Ponderosa Pine Relay Cascade ID July19-20 Distance is 194.89. A shorter sprint race from McCall to Cascade is 62.5 miles. Teams finish at Kelly's Whitewater Park in Cascade.