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Idaho Small Towns Promise Big Memories

Idaho is known for scenic vistas, historic sites and endless outdoor recreation. Quite often these beautiful areas and fun activities are accessed through some of the state’s smaller towns. Offering lodging, fuel, groceries, dining and a variety of amenities and services, these rural oases will keep you comfortably supplied and ready for your next adventure. […]

Cowboy-up for real at the Real Cowboy College

The western culture is alive and well in Idaho.  Guest ranches, professional and amateur rodeos, equestrian competitions, wild horses and sweeping vistas dotted with livestock can be found all around the state.  The dusty trails and cowboy hats conjure images from your favorite western movie, and now, you can play a starring role. Last year, […]

Fall colors are popping throughout the mountains of Idaho; take a drive on our lovely scenic byways.

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The fall colors are just beginning to happen in the Treasure Valley. But in the mountains, the aspen trees are turning yellow and orange, the tamarack needles are turning yellow, the shrubs are turning orange and red, and this weekend would be a perfect time to […]

RUSTLE UP SOME FUN!

Grab your cowboy hat and boots, and head to Idaho for some exciting rodeo action and the best fairs this side of the Mississippi.  Crowd favorites, like wild cow milking and mutton bustin’, offer an entertaining twist on traditional rodeo events, and culinary treats like elephant ears and candied apples are a staple. Whether you […]

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 […]

Top 10 Family Outings!

Whether you’re heading out for the July 4th holiday or looking ahead to the family vacation, here are some popular activities from around the Idaho. Northern Silverwood Theme Park, minutes north of Coeur d’Alene in Athol, is the Pacific Northwest’s largest theme park. Experience earth-shaking roller coasters, dazzling entertainment, Victorian charm and the fun-filled Boulder […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrating Idaho’s Great Outdoors

Idaho celebrated America’s Great Outdoors Month in June and Idaho’s Governor Otter along with Governor’s across America issued proclamations declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in their states. Each state highlighted the benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent resources of forests, parks, refuges, public lands and waters. But did you know that Idaho’s […]

Winter Grit

We thought this post from Idaho Public Television’s “Behind the Scenes” diary offered great insight into what it takes to make an outdoor-focused TV show happen, while at the same time giving readers a taste of Idaho’s back country adventures.  Enjoy! All of the stories in this show have two things in common: adventure and […]