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Found 32 blog entries for May 2011.

Idaho WaterfallIf you’re looking for a state with gorgeous natural attractions like you’ve never seen before, look no further than Idaho.  Once you purchase Idaho real estate and make your new home in this magnificent state, you’ll be able to venture out beyond the borders of your new city and explore all the bountiful natural attractions that Idaho has to offer.  Your adventures will educate, relax, and invigorate you.

Backwoods Adventures in McCall, Idaho, offers adventures on the beautiful North Fork of the Payette River. This stretch of river is famous for viewing many forms of amazing wildlife, such as moose, ospreys, great blue herons, golden and bald eagles. It was also the location for the filming of Northwest Passage in the 1950s. Backwoods Adventures is…

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Idaho has more whitewater river miles than any other state in the lower 48.  Some of these rivers include the Lochsa River, the Payette, the Snake and the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Get a group together, strap on some life jackets, grab an oar or a paddle and head out on an adventure that you’ll never forget.

You’ll find several river trip packages available for you to experience as you head out to jump into the waves of Idaho.  Listed below are a few of those packages.Idaho Kayakers

 Salmon Raft Trip – This river trip is truly the jewel of the Salmon River! The 5 day trip begins in Salmon Idaho, on the east side of the state, and travels to Riggins Idaho, on the west side of the state. This section of the Salmon River is designated as wild and scenic and can only…

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Idaho State Capitol BldgIn addition to boasting staggering natural beauty and a plethora of outdoor sports for your enjoyment, Idaho is also home to a tremendous art scene and plenty of culture.  When you make your new home in Idaho, especially the Boise area, you’ll get the full package. We've already discusseesd quite a few Boise events in previous blogs, so below we've listed just a few of the artistic and cultural spots from other areas to check out during your stay in Idaho.

Come and visit the Anne Reed Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.  It is the first gallery in the state to exhibit large-scale contemporary photographs. With international contacts as well as a strong national reputation, the gallery continues to attract serious collectors as well as those wishing to acquire…

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Julia Davis ParkThere are truly no parks like the parks in Idaho.  Nowhere else will you find the majestic, magnificent beauty of the West tempered with the lush greenery of the North, where you can take in the crisp, clean mountain air, go on a hike or take a bike ride in the most breathtakingly beautiful area of the US you’ll ever see.  When you purchase your Idaho home and begin to explore the new state where you’ve put down roots, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find.

The parks in Idaho are gorgeous to say the least.  There are more than can be listed in just one place, and you’ll want to explore them all eventually.  Here are just a few to whet your appetite.

Barber Park - The Boise River is a popular site for summer floating by inner tube, raft, kayak and…

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Thousands of miles of whitewater recreational rivers and lakes are definitely the norm in Idaho. From extreme whitewater rafting to world-class fishing, there’s a water adventure for every desire in Idaho. It's a refreshing treat you won't soon forget.

When you choose to purchase Idaho real estate and make Idaho your new home, you’ll start an adventure in a state with dozens of lakes and rivers for boating, water skiing, fishing, and so much more.  Hopefully you enjoy the water, because in Idaho, there’s plenty of it!

Some of the lakes and rivers you’ll be able to visit and enjoy are listed below. 

Alturas Lake is one of the many alpine lakes in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Campsites with fireplaces, grills, water, toilets and parking are…

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Eagle, Idaho Golf CourseIdaho is a golfer’s paradise.  When you come to Idaho and indulge in a game of golf, you’ll get to choose from four loops in breathtaking, dramatic settings featuring world-class, challenging courses, all of which are close to spectacular choices in Idaho Real Estate. Check out Idaho Today's New Listings now!

One of the best things about golf is that it is available to nearly all people in some form.  Each of the fourteen Idaho Golf Trail participants are distinctly unique, offering a mix of resort, urban, and mountain golf experiences. Idaho's temperate climate is also a plus for golfers, as courses experience very mild weather during the summer months. Also, the lodging is resort quality with all the associate amenities. For those that like the scenic…

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Idaho Sand DunesMiles of trails and old logging roads entice the ATV enthusiast to ride in Idaho. Both the U. S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management provide maps for ATV-approved trails in their areas.  ATV riding is a great way to enjoy the breathtaking landscape and scenery of Idaho and you don't even have to venture far from your Boise home!

Dune Excursions (ATV Rentals) - Dune Excursions is your place for ATV rentals at the St. Anthony Sand Dunes for 6 years running with new models to choose from each year. Go ride on the dunes, or simply roll down the hills and play in the sand. While some go riding there's still plenty for everybody to do at the dunes.

Fairfield Area ATV Trails - The Wilson Flat ATV trail system includes approximately 11 miles of loop…

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Redfish Lake, IdahoIf you’re looking for a place to take your own boat on the water, or if you’d like to rent one and spend the day out on the blue fishing and enjoying water sports, Idaho Real Estate is for you.  There are many lakes and national reserves and reservoirs for you to take a boat out and spend the day on the water.  There is a way for everyone to enjoy water, regardless of their age or disability.

Bear Lake and Bear Lake State Park offer wonderful opportunities for boating.  This 120-square mile sparkling lake straddles the Idaho-Utah border and offers swimming, power boating, water skiing, sailing and fishing. Swimmers will enjoy a two-mile-long beach on the north end of the lake, plus a mile-and-a-half of beach on the east side. The gradual slope of the…

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Idaho is home to some of the West's driest powder. Try Idaho’s long, perfectly groomed runs and the incredible back country skiing for the ride of your life. Ski in style at world-class resorts including Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, Brundage Mountain Resort, Silver Mountain Resort, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, and North America's very first ski resort, Sun Valley.  Glide peacefully over miles and miles of pristine Idaho landscape. Idaho's Nordic trails run deep through national forests, state parks and ski resorts.

Idaho has more groomed snowmobile trails than any other western state and some of the most spectacular scenery you'll ever see. You can ride freely through freshly blanketed valleys, across frozen lakes and over wide-open plains. Gas, food,…

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biking-1_400Hit the trail in Idaho, where you can mountain bike on remote mountain trails or desert back roads, or, alternately, try a paved urban path along a river. With over 19,000 miles of trails, you’ll always find something new around the next bend when you’re out with your mountain bike.

There are many trails and areas where you can take your mountain bike out and have some fun.  A few specific areas are listed below.

BCRD Wood River Trail System - Constructed over the old railroad route through the Wood River Valley, the 20-mile Wood River Trail System runs from north of Ketchum through Hailey to Bellevue and connects to a 10-mile paved trail in Sun Valley. Many historic points of interest lie along the way, which focus on the history of the railroad and…

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