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As I went for a run this weekend, it dawned on me that Spring is in the air.  It's time to start coming out of winter's hibernation and start exploring the wonderful city of Boise again.   This photo taken from Crescent Rim is what got me started on this thought process.   I decided this would be a great opportunity to share some of the things to get out and do in Ada County.  

boise downtown

Hike Table Rock!

Located on the North East side of the valley, Table Rock's 1 mile climb to the top gives a great opportunity for exercise while providing some spectacular views of the valley.  Enjoy the hike with your favorite friend, family member, or canine.   

Visit the Birds Of Prey!

Located on the south side of the valley is a sanctuary for some of the most majestic birds you can find in Idaho.  Walk among eagles and other birds from around the world and explore their hunting habits. Visit their website to learn more by clicking the picture below.  

Birds Not Your Thing, How about the Animals?

Venture downtown and have a wild time on safari while walking among some of the worlds most amazing animals.   Nestled in the middle of Julia Davis park is one of our true gems, Zoo Boise.  It offers a wide variety of wild life to learn about and is a great way to spend an afternoon.   Click Here to learn more about this great Boise attraction. 

Just want to walk, Run, or Bike?

Boise's Greenbelt ventures from the Dam at Lucky Peak all the way through town to Eagle.  Offering some 25 miles of trails, you will see some of the city's most inspiring river front views.  This is my personal favorite and has afforded me numerous wildlife sightings including a wild fox that ran with me for a quarter mile.  Access to the greenbelt can be found all along the river but you can also check out their website at this link to find out more. Below is a photo I managed to snap on a run. 

Boise truly is a city made for being outdoors.  With so many wonderful adventures you can have.  There are a lot more places I haven't mentioned in this blog.  Have a wonderful spring full of exploration and adventure.   

By Thom Dallman - Owner and Agent

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