Idaho's Natural Attractions

Posted by Kevin Hughes on Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 9:43am.

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 located 6 miles up the historical Warren Wagon Road at the mouth of Big Payette Lake and the Upper North Fork of the Payette River. The north end in Ponderosa State Park is a non-motorized zone, offering you amazing paddling opportunities on the Payette River.

If you prefer a bird’s eye view, see beautiful North Idaho with a scenic flight over Lake Coeur d Alene with Brooks Seaplane Service.  The 40-mile, 20-minute flight takes you over Lake Coeur d Alene, the Chain Lakes, Fernan Lake, and the world's only floating golf green. Longer flights and charters are also available.  Go on the ride of a lifetime!

Witness the Bruneau Canyon in Boise, Idaho with stunning clarity at the Bruneau Canyon Overlook. This spectacular desert gorge on the Bruneau River is 1300 feet wide, 800 feet deep and 60 miles long with one accessible overlook from which to view the canyon. Bighorn sheep and antelope can be seen feating and frolicking all around.  Additionally, float trips on the Bruneau River can be enjoyed for a short period in early spring.

Idaho GrapesGet your fingers purple at the Emmett Area Fruit Orchards!  Known as "The Valley of Plenty,” Emmett & Gem County are home to many local fruit orchards. Fruit availability varies by season, of course. You will be given a map to help you find what fruit is in season and how to get to the orchards. Many orchards offer U-Pick as well as already-picked fruit. Activities also vary by orchard. Some orchards have farm tours and hands-on farm and ranch experiences, which will be fun and educational. Ask if you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy eating among the trees. Gift shops are at many of the orchards with fresh jams, jellies or other wonderful handmade items. Get a first-hand experience in Emmett, Idaho.

You will feel right at home in the great state of Idaho. Whether it's the beautiful scenery that draws you first or the great lifestyle and low cost of living (or low crime rate), Idaho Real Estate can fulfill your dreams. Check out MLS listings in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, and more today!

Kevin Hughes

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