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15 hours, 26 minutes and 20 seconds. What will you do on the first day of Summer?

Seeking adrenaline-pumping activities for the first day of summer?   On June 21st, we challenge you to Idaho’s Top 10. Jetboat on the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America.   2.    Scale 12,662-foot Mt. Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak. 3.  Own an air trike?  Go sky cruising in Sandpoint (voted  the […]

It’s ‘Great Outdoors’ in Idaho State Parks!

June is Great Outdoors Month, highlighting the benefits of the active, fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges and other public lands and waters.  Idaho State Parks bring everything together, offering easy, affordable access to recreation and lodging so families can get out and explore the great outdoors. Here are just of […]

Wildflowers at Craters of the Moon: There’s an app for that!

Like having a Ranger in your pocket, this new wildflower app provides the ability to identify 100 of the most common plants at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Download your free copy for both Apple and Android devices by visiting http://www.nps.gov/crmo/photosmultimedia/index.htm Recent rains should make this another good year for the annual eruption of wildflowers […]

Rolling Fairways and Flowing Waterways…Your Family Can Enjoy Both in Idaho

The sun is high in the sky and lush grass covers the fairways.  From lakeside greens in Northern Idaho to mountain landscapes in the southern part of the State, Idaho’s golf courses are officially open. The Idaho Golf Trail is a golfer’s playground, with four loops in different regions of the State and 14 courses […]

Be A Star and Win Prizes!

Idaho’s spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, showcases Idaho’s beauty and abundant recreation with entertaining, interactive videos.  Go to www.visitidaho.org/my-id and put yourself, family and friends into these amusing Idaho adventure videos. –You Know You’re in Idaho If….(Fun bits about Idaho) –The Adventurers (Be a super hero on an Idaho vacation) –Agent 208 (Spy Adventure) –Are We There Yet? (Family Vacation) […]

Idaho Tourism Launches Marketing Campaign Where Visitors are the Stars

The Idaho Department of Commerce Division of Tourism has launched its 2013 spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, continuing the successful campaign launched last year.  It is designed to showcase the state’s scenic beauty and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities in an entertaining, interactive way on www.visitidaho.org/My-ID.   The Adventurers – Everyone can be a super hero […]

Idaho Public TV Captures Idaho’s Scenic Byways

More than 2,400 miles of official scenic byways throughout Idaho allow travelers to follow the Oregon Trail, trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, search out scenic wonders, enjoy quiet beauty, and absorb state history. “In Idaho, a drive can be an adventure, a journey to places of beauty, history and inspiration,” says producer John Crancer.  […]

Idaho’s “Rec Tech” Innovators

This post by Greg Hahn with Idaho Public Television, gives a behind the scenes look at the Outdoor Idaho episode focusing on Idaho’s growing recreational technology (rec tech) industry and the adventurous men and women behind some of Idaho’s rec tech innovations.  Reposted with permission. If you love the outdoors, you’re probably a little bit of […]

Boise woman conquers all 9 of Idaho’s 12,000-foot peaks in 1 year; who’s going to do it next?

Originally posted by Steve Stuebner, Sept. 13, 2012 I like to climb mountains, and I know a lot of you do, too. But I’m not a technical rock-climber. I had a really close call on the side of Mount Washington in Montana while I was in college that almost got me killed, so I’m much more comfortable […]

First Thursday Tours Shed Light on Julia Davis Park’s Past

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the names of Boise’s landmarks? Why historic buildings are called “Empire,” “Hoff” or “Adelmann?” Who the women were for whom nine public parks were named? If you enjoy history mixed with a nice walk, a game or a bike ride, give the Julia Davis Park tours a […]