Boise River & Greenbelt
Boise River & Greenbelt information
Laid out in the 1960s, the tree-lined riverbanks of the Boise River protect 30 miles of vehicle-free trails and, in more recent times, have come to personify Boise's 'city of trees' credentials. In summer, the river is insanely popular for its floating and tubing. The put-in point is Barber Park 6 miles east of downtown from where you can float 5 miles downstream to the take-out point at Ann Morrison Park. There are four rest-stops en route and a shuttle bus ($3) runs from the take-out point.
The most central and action-packed space on the Greenbelt, 90-acre Julia Davis Park contains the Idaho State Historical Museum with well thought-out exhibits on Lewis and Clark; and the Boise Art Museum . There's also a pretty outdoor rose garden .