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Outdoor activities close to Boise: Boise River Greenbelt
February 22, 2022

Walking, riding, or scootering along the Boise River Greenbelt is something every family has to do at least once. The park runs through several different parks in the city. So picking one to begin at can be the biggest challenge. Walk along the river for a gorgeous view and don’t forget to visit every season as the scenery changes often. 

Contact: (208) 384-4240
Hours: Open from sunrise to sunset

Per the city: “The goal: create a land and water trail system for community walking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, river paddling, fishing, and other outdoor activities.” 25-mile tree-lined pathway that follows the Boise River for scenic bike rides, runs, hikes. The path runs from Lucky Peak to Garden City; links over 850 acres of parks and natural areas along the Boise River. The Greenbelt runs through several Parks throughout the city; Parks along the Boise Greenbelt include Barber Park, Municipal Park, Julia Davis Park, Ann Morrison Park, and Kathryn Albertson Park. Provides a massive opportunity for sighting of wildlife. Bikes may be rented from nearby hotels and other nearby locations. Stand-up paddleboards and other watercraft are available to rent at the Boise Whitewater Park. Several restaurants and hotels lie within 5 miles of the greenbelt Also, families, groups, or businesses can take an active role in maintaining the health and ecological integrity of the Boise River Greenbelt by adopting a section to keep it clean. 


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