Boise River Greenbelt
Stunning video of the beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, alongside the Boise River!
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The history of the Boise River Greenbelt
The city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Greenbelt and its
Boise River GreenBelt, Boise Idaho - Live In Idaho
Crossing the Boise River along the GreenBelt.
Don’t wear earbuds: How to share the Boise Foothills and the Boise River Greenbelt
Boise Foothill hikers should be single file and always carry their dog’s leash. There’s also a plan for more bike-only trails.
The Boise River Greenbelt
The 25-mile Greenbelt along the Boise River in the Idaho capital is a haven for recreation, sustainable river ecology and a pollution free bike and pedestrian path connecting downtown with Boise State University as well as numerous hotels and cafes. This video highlights a spillway popular with surfers and kayakers. Video credit: Marc d'Entremont (travel with pen and palate)
Why most of the Boise River Greenbelt is closed
Here's a look at some of the damage caused by high flows on the Boise River and why much of the path remains closed.
Boise River Greenbelt - Part 2
Boise Railway Trestle bike path
Fun Free Things To Do In Boise Idaho
Fun Free Things To Do In Boise Idaho
State Capital. Idaho's Capitol Building is the only one in the United States heated by geothermal water.
Art Walk: A tour throughout downtown Boise of unique pieces of art that really liven up downtown. You can pick up a brochure at City Hall or I have included a link in the description.
Brochure of Boise City Art Walk.
Art Galleria Boise State:
Biology Display in their science building
First Friday of every month they have a free astronomy presentation
Boise Green Belt
The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's most beloved parks.
Parks. Boise has an extensive park system in the downtown area. Over 5 major parks within 5 miles of each other.
MK nature center. Park with underwater fish viewing areas along a stream & walking paths amid wild birds & deer.
Historic home walk: Warm Springs Avenue and Harrison Boulevard
Anne Frank Memorial: The Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.
Boise Train Depot: Boise Depot is open Sundays & Mondays (Closed on Legal Holidays).
Fall on the Boise River Greenbelt HD
Boise River Green Belt at Park Center DJI Mavic Pro 4k
Still in the learning stages. But getting a little better at flying.
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The Boise Greenbelt
The Greenbelt is one of Boise's greatest assets. Located along the Boise river, it's great for biking, walking, and jogging alike. It's just another reason Boise is a great place to live and work!
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Places to see in ( Boise - USA )
Places to see in ( Boise - USA )
Boise is the capital city of Idaho. The Boise River Greenbelt is a series of tree-dotted trails and parks hugging the water's edge. In an art deco building, downtown’s Boise Art Museum has contemporary works and an outdoor sculpture garden. The grand, sandstone Idaho State Capitol Building is nearby. The Old Idaho Penitentiary contains 19th-century prison cells and gallows, plus historic military weaponry.
Today Boise is sometimes seen as the eastern enclave of the Pacific Northwest, or the western enclave of the Rocky Mountains, or both, depending on who you ask. Downtown Boise and the North End neighborhood offer a PNW feel every bit as strong as anything in Portland or Seattle, while suburbs such as Meridian and Nampa steadfastly cling to the decidedly self-reliant ethos of the Intermountain West.
Boise is located in southwestern Idaho, about 41 miles (66 km) east of the Oregon border, and 110 miles (177 km) north of the Nevada border. The downtown area's elevation is 2,704 feet (824 m) above sea level. Like all major cities, it is composed of several neighborhoods. These include the Bench, the North End, West Boise and Downtown, among others. Downtown Boise is Boise's cultural center and home to many small businesses and a few mid-rises. While downtown Boise lacks a major retail/dining focus like Seattle, Portland, and Spokane, the area has a variety of shops and growing option for dining choices.
To the south of downtown Boise is Boise State University and its surrounding environs. The area is dominated by residential neighborhoods and businesses catering to the student population. The North End, generally defined as the part of Boise north of State Street, contains many of the city's older homes. The Boise Highlands is located just north of the North End. Its location is generally defined as north of Hill Road, East of Bogus Basin Road. Its neighborhood is mostly filled with homes constructed in the 1970s, as well as a golf course/country club known as Crane Creek.
Southwest Boise contains sparsely populated neighborhoods built from the 1960s to the early 1980s. Northwest Boise lies against the Boise Foothills to the north, State Street to the south, the city of Eagle to the west, and downtown Boise to the east. It contains a mix of old and new neighborhoods, including Lakeharbor, which features the private Silver Lake, a reclaimed quarry. Warm Springs is centered on the tree-lined Warm Springs Avenue and contains some of Boise's largest and most expensive homes. The far-east end of Warm Springs was once known as Barber Town, featuring a hotel with hot springs nestled into the foothills. Southeast Boise spans from Boise State University to Micron Technology. The Bench, generally bounded by Federal Way to the east, Cole Road to the west and Garden City to the north, sits on an elevation approximately 60 feet (18 m) higher than downtown Boise to its northeast. West Boise is home to Boise Towne Square Mall.
A lot to see in Boise such as :
Idaho State Capitol Building
Idaho Botanical Garden
Old Idaho Penitentiary Site
Ann Morrison Park
Lucky Peak State Park
Julia Davis Park
World Center For Birds of Prey
Discovery Center of Idaho
Roaring Springs Water Park
Camel's Back Park
Eagle Island State Park
Boise Art Museum
The Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Boise National Forest
Kathryn Albertson Park
Wahooz Family Fun Zone
Lucky Peak Lake
Freak Alley Gallery
Aquarium Of Boise
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Idaho State Museum
MK Nature Center - Idaho Fish and Game
Esther Simplot Park
Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association
The Grove Plaza
Rhodes Skate Park
Boise River Park
Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park
Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve
Telaya Wine Co.
Idaho Black History Museum
Boise City Department of Arts & History
Boise Whitewater Park
( Boise - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Boise . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Boise - USA
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Boise, Idaho | First Impressions | May 2019
A man and his dog move to Boise, Idaho from out-of-state and he shares his first impressions of living there. Boise is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Watch this video to get a feel for the area before deciding to visit or to relocate to Boise.
All places shown in this video are free to visit:
- Barber Park
- Boise River Greenbelt
- Camel's Back
- Elephant Rock Loop
- Julia Davis Park
- Lower Hull's Gulch Trail
- Lucky Peak Lake
- Oregon Trail
- Table Rock
See why everyone you know, is moving to Idaho: Boise River Float
Hey everyone, welcome back to another episode of See why everyone you know is moving to Idaho
Today we are down in Boise, Idaho checking out the annual Boise River Float. Just another reason everyone loves Idaho. The float starts at Barber Park and takes you 6 miles down river to Ann Morrison Park.
You can bring your own float or rent them. Parking is $5 dollars and the float event is FREE with your own float. Rentals floats range from 30-50 dollars.
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4K City Walks: Boise, Idaho virtual treadmill walking tour
We visited Boise Idaho for our latest 4K virtual treadmill walking tour. We start out in the hotel district and walk up towards the capitol building, into a nearby residential area with large houses, and then back through the restaurant district.
Boise is a bustling hip city with lots of places to stay, hotels, motels and AirBnBs. There are lots of great restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. There are bird and Lime scooters all over the place.
We had a great time in this modern vibrant city.
Here are some facts from Wikipedia:
Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.
Downtown Boise in the fall of 2013
The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 709,845, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It contains the state's three largest cities; Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the 80th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States
Accounts differ regarding the origin of the name. One account credits Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville of the U.S. Army as its source. After trekking for weeks through dry and rough terrain, his exploration party reached an overlook with a view of the Boise River Valley. The place where they stood is called Bonneville Point, located on the Oregon Trail east of the city. According to the story, a French-speaking guide, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, yelled Les bois! Les bois! (The woods! The woods!)—and the name stuck.
The name may instead derive from earlier mountain men, who named the river that flows through it. In the 1820s, French Canadian fur trappersset trap lines in the vicinity. Set in a high-desert area, the tree-lined valley of the Boise River became a distinct landmark, an oasis dominated by cottonwood trees. They called this La rivière boisée, which means the wooded river.
Main Street in 1911
The area was called Boise long before the establishment of Fort Boise by the federal government. The original Fort Boise was 40 miles (64 km) west, near Parma, down the Boise River near its confluence with the Snake River at the Oregon border. This private sector defense was erected by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1830s. It was abandoned in the 1850s, but massacres along the Oregon Trail prompted the U.S. Army to re-establish a fort in the area in 1863 during the U.S. Civil War.
The new location was selected because it was near the intersection of the Oregon Trail with a major road connecting the Boise Basin (Idaho City) and the Owyhee (Silver City) mining areas, both of which were booming. During the mid-1860s, Idaho City was the largest city in the Northwest, and as a staging area, Fort Boise grew rapidly; Boise was incorporated as a city 156 years ago in 1863. The first capital of the Idaho Territory was Lewiston in north central Idaho, which in 1863 was the largest community, exceeding the populations of Olympia and Seattle, Washington Territory and Portland, Oregon combined. The original territory was larger than Texas. But following the creation of Montana Territory, Boise was made the territorial capital of a much reduced Idaho in a controversial decision which overturned a district court ruling by a one-vote majority in the territorial supreme court along geographic lines in 1866.
Boise has a semi-arid continental weather climate, with four distinct seasons. Boise experiences hot and dry summers with highs reaching 100 °F (38 °C) eight days in a typical year and 90 °F (32 °C) on 51 days. Yet because of the aridity, average diurnal temperature variation exceeds 30 °F (17 °C) in summer. Winters are moderately cold, with a December average of 30.7 °F (−0.7 °C), and lows falling to 0 °F (−18 °C) or below on around three nights per year. Snowfall averages 19 inches (48 cm), but typically falls in bouts of 3 inches (8 cm) or less. Spring and fall are mild. Autumn is brief; spring is gradual. Extremes have ranged from −28 °F (−33 °C) on January 16, 1888 to 111 °F (44 °C), as recently as July 19, 1960; temperatures have reached −25 °F (−32 °C) and 110 °F (43 °C) as recently as December 22, 1990 and June 28, 2015, respectively. Precipitation is usually infrequent and light, especially so during the summer months. It averages approximately 11 inches annually.
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Boise, Idaho. Boise River Diversion Dam Clean Out. Febuary 12-2017
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Float the Boise River in Boise Idaho
River rafting in the middle of the city! You can float the Boise River in downtown Boise Idaho all summer long.
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1970 Boise River Greenbelt aerial video narrated by Bill Onweiler
Some history of the Boise Idaho Greenbelt path / trail.
This is a copy of a home movie made in 1970 by Bill Onweiler, former Boise City councilman. His purpose was to promote the concept of a Boise River Greenbelt. In that era the river was less a source of recreation and more of a garbage dump.
Sadly, Bill Onweiler passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010.
Spring 2018 Greenbelt Boise Idaho
A Short Walk Through Boise: Capitol Blvd., Boise River.
Occasionally, I like to make a video while on a walk, to show what certain places look like.
In this video, I start my walk at the back of the parking lot of the Boise Library downtown branch (which you will see at the end of the video).
I proceed south on Capitol Blvd., and cross the Boise River. I head west briefly across the grass close to a part of the Boise Greenbelt, a paved path that is 25 miles long on both sides of the Boise River.
I then turn north, across a footbridge over the river, walk through part of the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and return to the library parking lot.
Video by Tom Meninga © 2015.