Good evening, morning, afternoon, whatever it is for you! I hope everyone is doing great. It’s finally May and I hope we will see a rise in good things for 2020. *knocks on wood*
Something my husband and I love to do lately is either go hiking or find a walking trail. And thankfully we live in the Treasure Valley of Idaho, where both are available. I absolutely adore the greenbelts they have built. The one in Boise is very popular, and you can find plenty of cyclers, walkers, dogs, and everything in between. For this time, we chose the Eagle greenbelt.
The greenbelt starts with a quick cut-through a couple of subdivisions in Eagle. You’ll walk around their scenic ponds which usually have a few ducks or geese hanging out in them. This is a popular spot for families or dog owners to enjoy the sunshine and space to throw a ball for their pup. While the houses are pretty to look at, it’s nice to get past them and on the main trail, which runs along the Boise River. There are many “man-made” trails leading off the pavement towards the river, where people set up a spot to fish or enjoy the beautiful river flowing by.
I could never tire of seeing the Boise River. I think I’m just drawn to all kinds of water, because even though the water is still quite cool, I just wanted to jump right on in. However, I quickly realized that this is NOT a good idea right now! 🤣
Nope, nope, nope. Toes are freezing and I’m gonna fall on my butt in this water. – Andi, 2020
It was a great weekend to get out, as most of the Treasure Valley thought too. It’s a great biking path. You’ll have everyone from professional bikers in their fancy gear and $1,000 bikes to families with little ones on training wheels go down the path. And if you are a dog lover like I am, you’ll see all the pups you would want to see. Just be careful, they like to take a splash in the water, going after a duck.
There are so many great sights to see along your walk. The husband and I walked almost 5 miles. Now for some, that isn’t much. But for these two people who sit at a computer most of the time and we are a little chunky, that was quite a walk. Make sure to stop and take breaks if you need to. And bring water! Don’t drink the river… There are plenty of spots to step off the path and relax for a bit. There is some gorgeous trees and flowering plants to watch the bee’s buzz around. There a few spots to get right up to the river and sink your toes in the sand. Or climb under the bridge and get a quick selfie, if that’s your thing.
Overall, the Greenbelt is a treasure for us living in Southwestern Idaho. I’m so happy to have this, and hopefully they might extend it (or at least build a small one) closer to my house, as the Boise River runs right behind my subdivision. If you are a local and haven’t taken advantage of this, what are you doing? Just kidding, but really, go enjoy this amazing spring weather we are having! And if you visit, make sure to lose an afternoon to one of the many paths, it’s well worth it.
I’m planning a lot more hiking trips, as that might be the only thing we get to do this summer, ha. Anyone have suggestions on where I should go in Idaho? Leave it in the comments below!
The Library Lady ♡