The vibrant town of McCall welcomes tourists from all over the world, and offers the pawfect getaway for pet owners no matter the season. This dynamic resort town is set two hours north of Boise, between the shores of Payette Lake and forested mountains. Winter snow sports, spring and summer competitions, and fall festivals are waiting for you and your mutt to take part in. The city does not have any veterinary hospitals within the area, but you will find plenty of them just 15 minutes north.
McCall is a dog lover's dream! Try taking a paddleboat adventure along the Upper Payette River, where your pooch is welcome to swim and cool off. Or, if you prefer lazy sunbathing and soft sand, you're welcome to visit any of the beaches in McCall; just make sure to keep your pup on a leash.
Ponderosa State Park is a must-visit place in McCall. Picturesque views, walking and hiking trails, and freedom costs just $5 per visit, and your best fur-iend is more than welcome to enjoy it all with you! (As long as they're on a leash, of course.) But McCall is home to another natural treasure: Payette National Forest, which encompasses a mind-blowing 2.3 million acres! Camping, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing are just a few of the activities you'll find here. Your dog is welcome to enjoy the entire park with you, as long as he's on leash. If you need somewhere other than a campground to rest your weary heads, check out the many pet-friendly hotels in town.
McCall is the pawfect place to enjoy a rugged, all-natural adventure with your furry friend!
Morris Hill is one of Boise’s western neighborhoods set on the opposite side of the Boise River, not far from the city center. Broad streets and calm surroundings paired with a few shops and supermarkets will welcome you here, as well as Morris Hill Cemetery and Morris Hill Park. The latter is a dog-friendly spot that encompasses 8 acres for off-leash canine fun. The arboretum, picnic shelter, and benches are at your disposal, but you'll need to bring some water with you. Or you could just visit one of two dog-friendly eateries nearby, such as Tango’s Subs and Empanadas, where you can chow down with your hound at one of the outdoor tables.
Bordered by South Broadway Avenue, South Boise Village is an eastern neighborhood with dog-friendly options. You're welcome to explore the streets and wander through the quaint residential districts here. The real gem, though, is Manitou Park, just down the street from Ridenbaugh Canal. More than 11 acres are available for glorious off-leash fun during designated hours: from sunrise to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to sunset. You will have to keep your pooch on their leash for the rest of time, but your pal is still welcome to play, frisk, bark and socialize with other furry visitors.
The Winstead Park neighborhood is set close to Garden City, a short ride west of the city center. Residential quarters occupy the major part of this vast area, making it a perfect spot to live or a great place to stay in a hotel, away from the noisy downtown. If you want to get out and about with your pal, grab a leash and head to Winstead Park, an impressive recreation area set within the city. Pooches are welcome to play in the park on-leash all year round, but the park also has designated seasons and hours for off-leash fun: from September to May, sunrise to 10 a.m.; from June to August, sunrise to 8 a.m.; and November through February, from 3 p.m. to sunset. Choose your best option and have some fun!
Nestled between Capital High School and Centennial High School, the West Valley neighborhood can be called an educational center of western Boise. Several canals run throughout the neighborhood, and you are welcome to follow their stream on your stroll along the streets, or you can have some fun at Redwood Park! Check the off-leash hours, which allow your mutt to go wild, chase a Frisbee and burn some energy. Usually, the hours are early in the morning, from sunrise to 10 a.m,. and in the evening after 4 p.m. If you come by during the day, your mutt is still welcome to join you for an on-leash stroll.