Our Favorite Fall Activities in Boise
When the temperatures drop, the Treasure Valley bursts with fall brilliance. Dubbed the City of Trees by French explorers, Boise takes it to a whole new level in the autumn with the reds, purples, golds, and other deep hues lining our streets and blanketing our valleys.
There are many traditional fall engagements that are not possible in 2020, but one advantage we have over other cities is our outdoor spaces, greenways, rivers, and eateries offer many safe and social distanced experiences that are rare finds in other regions. Here are a few of our favorite fall activities in Boise!
Ask nearly anyone in the valley to identify their favorite outdoor feature and resoundingly you will hear, “the Boise Greenbelt”. We’ve repeatedly heard the story about how the Boise River Greenbelt is the prime reason for a family’s relocation decision. In the fall, the temperatures are just right for an afternoon ride on the treelined path along the river.
If you don’t have a bike, you can rent one. Walking, jogging, rollerblading, or any other mode of transportation is completely acceptable, just as long as it is not motorized. E-bikes have been approved for use on some trails but check the guidance and trail etiquette before you head out.
Ribbon of Jewels
Our parks are priceless gems in the Treasure Valley. City planners imagined, and have now achieved, a nearly continuous string of parks and recreation areas along the Boise River Greenbelt. They have appropriately dubbed his collection of outdoor treasures the “Ribbon of Jewels” as each is named in honor of an influential Boise woman.
Each park has its own features and focus, from recreation and sports complexes to nature preserves, the heart of our community is beating in each of them.
To get the birds eye view of the City of Trees, and the panoramic view of its fall adornment, put together a picnic and head up to Table Rock. You can access this wonderful overlook on foot, by car, or mountain bike. This site is a community favorite for watching the sun go down.
When beautiful sunset shades enhance the autumn hues, there are few places we’d rather be. Bring some snacks, binoculars, and a blanket, so you don’t miss a thing!
Many cities tout the beauty of a river that winds its way through its communities and neighborhoods, and we’re no different. Boise boasts a beautiful urban wilderness that invites businesspeople and educators to slip on their waders and head down for some lunchtime fishing on the Boise River.
Not only is the river landscape stunning this time of year, but the fishing is great too! For a bustling city, there a still many serene and secluded river bends and beaches to explore. The fish enjoy the cooler fall temperatures and lower flows, making it easier to snag a hungry trout!
No matter which outdoor adventure you seek, Boise is sure to delight! There are many reasons people choose to make Boise their forever home, and one of them is certainly the gorgeous and diverse seasons. Keep your eyes peeled for beauty, wildlife, and new friends this fall. We hope to see you out there!