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Top Spots to See Fall Colors in Idaho

As September draws to a close, we start receiving calls asking for suggestions for the best places to see fall colors in Idaho. The foliage displays east of the Mississippi are legendary, but Idaho’s trees and native vegetation put on a pretty darned good show with the added bonus of wildlife, flowing rivers, and magnificent […]

Getting Back to Nature is Easy at these Six Idaho Nature Centers

Idaho is known for its crystal lakes, shimmering streams, rugged mountains and desert landscapes. With over 4.5 million  acres of wilderness in the state, getting back to nature can be as simple as taking a hike on a nearby trail or strolling along a lakeside beach.  Nature centers are another opportunity to experience the great […]

Idaho snowpack levels promise stellar whitewater season

Reposted with permission from the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association and blogger Steve Stuebner. Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated stream flows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer of 2014. “Our […]

Top Spots to Snowshoe in Idaho

It’s true what they say:  if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the western U.S. awaits you in Idaho and snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore Idaho’s 30 trail systems and back country opportunities. Today’s equipment is hassle-free and enables everyone, old and young, to walk and […]

Top Eagle Watching Spots in Idaho

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism Seeing bald eagles in flight is something to behold. Here in Idaho, a traditional winter nesting ground for eagles, sightings are frequent.  January is celebrated as National Bald Eagle Watching Month and from November through February, eagles are easy to see around the state.  It isn’t the cold temperatures that […]

Idaho Winter Festivals are Everything but Ordinary

Woohoo!  Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy these great family-friendly festivals and activities. Idaho has everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, thru January 1 Must see:  The Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene glows with a stunning […]

Enter to Win Idaho Winter Giveaways

The Idaho mountains have already seen some snow with more in the forecast.  Start thinking about how you would like to enjoy your winter and check out www.idahowinter.org to enter the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes.  Prizes include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain along with lift […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]