Fun in the sun!
Story Chelsea Chambers
There is no time like the present to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather! The intoxicating smell of blooming flowers, the gentle spring breeze as it rustles tree blossoms, and of course, all of the fun recreational activities that come along with Idaho in the springtime.
So, pull your summer totes out of the closet and get outside!
Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just looking to leisurely enjoy the scenery, there are dozens of places around Eagle and the surrounding areas to do just that. A more moderate trailhead is the Veteran’s Trail, a 2.3 mile loop. Or something less strenuous is the Eagle Pathways Trail, nestled near the river. For more trails in the area and directions to the trailheads, visit www.AllTrails.com. And for more Boise-specific trails outside and around the Eagle area, visit www.BoiseTrails.com.
‘Tis the season to don your sunhats and head to the water! Eagle Island State Park has great fishing spots all throughout and they are constantly being stocked with new fish from the hatchery up the road. The Eagle Fish Hatchery is another great place to spend the day—here you can learn about the process of fish stocking in Idaho and how Fish and Game works diligently to keep the fish happy and healthy for all our recreational needs. One of the best ways to find great—and full—fishing spots in the area is to visit the Department of Fish and Game’s webpage. They release an updated list of their stocking schedule, so you can know exactly when and where the water has been stocked. They have every fishing pond in the area listed here: https://idfg.idaho.gov/fish/southwest/stocking.
Eagle Hills Golf Course is open to the public and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon! Set against a beautiful scenic backdrop, Eagle Hills is not only a top-notch professional golf course, but it is also an event venue, restaurant, and bar. Eagle Hills offers lessons for those looking to get into the sport or for anyone trying to shave a few points off their score. And afterward, head to their full-service restaurant for a cold drink and a build-your-own burger!
Eagle Island State Park
Eagle Island has absolutely everything for outdoor recreation. And I mean everything—swimming, fishing, disc golf, zip-lining, jogging, biking, grilling, and more! Whether you are with family, friends, or just the kids, Eagle Island has something for everyone. They provide a great play-area for the kiddos and more recreational activities than you could shake a stick at. Not to mention, Zip Boise (located inside the park) is one of the longest zip lines in the state!
Our list could go on and on, but we think it’s better you try it out for yourself! Whether you are picking up a new sport or just looking to enjoy some sunshine, opt outside and check out some of Eagle’s incredible recreation spots!