As the weather turns cool, the Treasure Valley is filled with many opportunities for new and time-tested activities. Area hikes are pleasant as the fall colors appear on the trees. Apples and pumpkins remind us of the traditions that harken back to past years. Choose one or more of these possibilities for enjoying this season.
Fall is an excellent time to hike in the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas. As the weather cools and the leaves turn color, it is a great time to discover some of our hidden gems. Check out Celebration Park, Camel’s Back Park and Reserve and the trails up to Table Rock.
Explore the Greenbelt
When I first moved to Boise, it took me a bit to understand why it was called the City of Trees. But when I walk along the Greenbelt, I feel like Boise is worthy of the title. We are lucky to have so many miles of cultivated walking paths in our valley. Make use of the Greenbelt to explore the fall colors on foot.
I love to peruse our local museums. We have several history museums in the areas, the Old Idaho Penitentiary and the Boise Art Museum. Add Zoo Boise and Birds of Prey to the destination list, and you will enrich your explorations.
Apple or Pumpkin Picking
It hardly seems like fall without heading to the orchard or pumpkin patch. The Treasure Valley has many local options for both. This is a fabulous time to bond with friends and family over apple cider or pumpkin pie!
I miss summer when it is gone, but the fall colors and new opportunities for different experiences help me celebrate the changing seasons. Try something new this fall, as well as revisiting some old favorites.