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Biking Through IdahoThe rush of the wind in your face and the pavement flying by bring back that familiar passion and contentment. Nothing but you, your bike, and the Idaho highway ahead of you will make the perfect combination. The most important part of your journey, is your safe return home. In order to keep you safe and to allow you to keep riding Idaho has establish laws for cyclists. So, before you head out onto the road, be sure to review bike safety basics.

Safety Equipment 101
Lights- Bikes are required to be equipped with a light on the front. This light must be able to illuminate up to 500 feet. It is to be turned on when the bike is in use between sunset and sunrise and when the day is cloudy enough that visibility is impaired.

Reflectors-A reflector is required for…
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Floating Like a FeatherWhen looking to move to Idaho, many individuals wonder if there is more to do than hiking, fishing, or mountain biking. In fact, for adventurous (or curious) individuals, Boise has wonderful sites for paragliding. Remember, paragliding should never be done alone, and, for the inexperienced, the best way to have fun is to go with a certified instructor or professional. But for those who are ready to, or are experienced with paragliding, here are the top three spots around Boise for adventure.
  #1 – 8th Street
This spot is so named due to the fact that one must take 8th Street in Boise to get to the destination. Heading North on 8th Street, the road will eventually turn to dirt. Park off to the side after going past the last set of power lines. The take…
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Boise Real EstateHorseback riding is part of Idaho's old west tradition. Even close in Boise homes sometimes have enough acreage and come with facilities for horses. There are many horse properties also available in nearby Eagle, Meridian & Nampa. Horse friendly areas include Spring Tree estates in the Eagle-Meridian area where two plus acre lots with large homes are zoned for horse ownership. Maple Grove acres is another section in Boise where one-acre lots with homes and barns are for sale. 
Many people prefer to rent horses or board them at special horse farms where they can take the horse on a ride nearby. There are several equine facilities in the foothills northwest of Boise that offer boarding along with riding lessons and horse training.
NEARBY TRAILS
The Boise…
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Popular Lucky Peak ReservoirWith over 16,000 miles of rivers and more than 2,000 lakes, Idaho is a veritable haven for water-sport enthusiasts. There are quite a few companies in the Boise area that rent out all manner of personal watercraft (including Jet Skis and WaveRunners) during the summer months.

Personal watercraft are a great way to get some sun and explore the local scenery, or (for the more adventurous) to satisfy the need for speed. While most marinas rent their watercraft on a specific lake or waterway, some companies offer their equipment for an extended period of time and allow it to be taken off the premises.

Destinations Both Near and Far
Living in the Boise, Idaho area, there are many beautiful lakes and reservoirs that are just waiting to be explored! These…
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Idaho's Mount BorahThe 82,751 square miles of Idaho land offer people an excellent opportunity to enjoy rugged mountains, abundant rivers and waterfalls. The average elevation in Idaho is 5,000 feet above sea level. Most of the state is covered by the Rocky Mountains with Mt. Borah the tallest peak at 12,662 feet. At least 50 mountains tower to more than 10,000 feet.

SKIING
People looking into homes around Boise will become instantly familiarized with the Bogus Basin ski area located only 16.5 miles from the city. This mountain is more than 6,000 feet above sea level with downhill ski and Nordic (cross country) ski trails. Summer activities such as hiking, Frisbee golf, and mountain biking are also available at Bogus Basin. This area is also convenient for people interested…

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Fresh Air and Good ExerciseOne of the incredible parts about Boise would be the Boise Greenbelt. This fantastic stretch of pathway is made for all runners, cyclists, and walkers. So if your looking for a home in Boise, its important to take into consideration the beautiful parks that run along the Boise River. The Green Belt and its parks are full of life. The stretch 20 mile pathway reaches from Boise all the way to Eagle curving alongside the Boise River. Anyone who ventures out on the greenbelt will also discover the many parks, museums and even a zoo that all residents can enjoy. Any home near this great resource would be an excellent choice.    LOCATION
There are many convenient access points to the Greenbelt.
There are 12 parks attached to the Greenbelt. These include:
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Biking Through IdahoOne thing is for certain, when it comes to Idaho you will find a whole backpack full of activities to stay in great shape and have fun at the same time. With Idaho's diverse land and lots of open space to roam there are no worries about a crowded park or hiking trail. There is no such thing as "waiting for the equipment" around here! So let's cover some of excellent exercise venues for year-round fitness. 
 
Outdoor Only Activities
Idaho has acres of land set aside for parks and conservation.From Nampa to Idaho Falls the possibilities are endless. You could even take a tour across the state by Bike, and enjoy of all the great parks. It's easy to find ways to keep fit and enjoy the outdoors.  
Hiking is a good way to stay fit and popular. With the mountain…
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Idaho's WaterBoise has all sorts of water activities for all, including: swimming, scuba diving, water skiing and boating. No matter if you find your home close to the lake or to the super soaked Roaring Springs water park there is plenty of water for everyone--even if its no more than getting your toes wet.
So to give you the most fun per gallon we want to share with you some of the hot spots closest to your Idaho home. 

Albeni Falls located in Oldtown, Idaho has fishing, swimming and camping facilities. There are showers, restrooms, drinking water and dumping stations. This area also has a launching ramp. This is an excellent location for trout fishing.

American Falls Reservoir in American Falls, Idaho has camping facilities without electricity. There are available…
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Deep Blue WaterIts no secret that when Friday night rolls around in Boise many have their boats gassed up and ready to roll the minute work lets out. There is nothing like cooling down at the lake in the hot days of Summer. Even more than just cooling down though is the thrill of water sports...a huge spray from a slalom skier or flips on a wake board.

Lucky Peak is located about 15 minutes from Boise. This enormous reservoir provides visitors with opportunities to water ski, wakeboard, tube, camp, fish, boat, hike and picnic; there is truly something for everyone, regardless of interest or mobility. This is great spot for a summer trip. As a reservoir, the water levels vary which can affect access to the boat ramp. Be sure to check the levels before you visit for a…
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Looking at the FoothillsBoiseans don't have to make the difficult choice between nature and city; we can have it all! Table Rock, a great escape to nature is practically in our backyard and make for a perfect day hike. Table Rock is a mountain pillar, just on the outskirts of Boise city limits. This close proximity gives individuals the benefits of living in an urban area combined with easy access to nature walks and hiking.
Hiking Table Rock
Table Rock is part of the Rocky Mountain foothills. From it's relatively flat summit, hikers get a view of Treasure Valley, Owhyee Mountains and the Boise foothills.
The trail system is well maintained and though it is a bit of a hike, it is not challenging or dangerous. There used to be a road that allowed people to drive all the way to…
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