Mountain Community Transit
Treasure Valley Transit is the rural transportation provider for the eight counties in the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) District 3. Treasure Valley Transit operates Mountain Community Transit in Valley County, Mountain Home Community Transit in Elmore County, and Snake River Transit in Payette County. TVT also provides Medicaid Transportation in Canyon, Owyhee and Payette counties
Mission: Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall (AWeSOMe!) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people of all abilities through high quality outdoor experiences.
AWeSOMe!, founded in the winter of 2001-2002, provides ski lessons as well as many other outdoor activities. Our goal is to provide participants the opportunity to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and work together to enhance the health and self-confidence necessary to expand human potential.
Bear Basin Nordic Center offers 30 K of groomed Nordic trails. Lodge at Little Ski Hill includes food, beer and wine. Only 2 miles West of McCall. A local tradition since 1937!
LODGE HOURS: Tues. thru Sat.: 3:30 am- 8:30 pm. Fri.: 3:30 am – 9:30 pm; Sat: 12:00 am – 9:30 pm.
The mission of the Cascade Chamber of Commerce is: to promote a vibrant business climate in the Cascade area; to serve our members, the community and visitors; to foster a cohesive working relationship among political, educational and civic organizations locally and regionally.
CM Backcountry Rentals offers Polaris ATV’s/UTV’s and trail or mountain snowmobiles. Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We would like the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry, come experience the ride!
Open 7 days a week 8 am-5 pm
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council is a girl-led youth organization that serves more than 4,100 girls throughout southern Idaho and in parts of Northern Nevada and Eastern Oregon. The council, along with a team of 2,300 local volunteers, delivers educational and leadership programs that build girls of courage, confidence, and character who positively impact the communities in which they live.
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage operates thee properties in Idaho, including Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis in Swan Valley, and Friendship Square in Boise. A great place for weddings, retreats, and family reunions, we offer the use of our facilities to all Girl Scout groups, other youth groups, and non-youth groups.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.girlscouts-ssc.org, or call 208-377-2011. We offer the use of our facilities to Girl Scout groups, youth groups and non-youth groups can call for availability.
Use Our Property as a Rental
Camp Alice Pittenger is just three miles from downtown McCall and offers lodging for up to 40 winter campers. The property is adjacent to Ponderosa State Park with nearby access to Huckleberry Bay Loop and other popular snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails.
Camp Alice Pittenger is available for group or individual use and features eight insulated and heated cabins with access to a heated shower house and bathrooms, and a bunkhouse for eight that features a kitchen and multi-stall bathroom and showers. Reservations are currently being taken for dates throughout the winter, including New Year’s weekend and Winter Carnival in McCall. To make your reservation, contact Eric Landaluce at 377-2011 ext. 7245 or email@example.com.
Use Our Property for a Wedding
Camp Alice Pittenger is a perfect location for a nature wedding with a scenic backdrop. Available to you are eight insulated and heated cabins that sleep four to eight people, O’Conner McFarlan house that can sleep up to ten people with a private kitchen and a shower room, a Lodge that can host large dinner parties and a new multi-stall bathroom and shower house. To book your special day at Camp Alice Pittenger, email Eric Landaluce at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 208-810-7245 for rates and availability.
Are you a Troop Leader looking for some outdoor fun? Plan your own Girl Scout outdoor adventure at Camp Alice Pittenger! Help her plan and lead her own adventure and team up with other girls in an all-girl outdoor environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest her most. Along the way, she’ll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Not a Girl Scout yet? Not a problem, read about how you can get involved and lead a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success here: http://www.girlscouts-ssc.org/en/about/join.html
Are you an adult with passion for the outdoors? Would you like to mentor and support Girl Scouts to become future leaders? Join 2,300 Girl Scouts adult volunteers and make a world a better place! Read about it here: http://www.girlscouts-ssc.org/en/volunteers/why-volunteer.html
Harlow’s believes in providing more than just first class products and services. We believe in providing solutions for our customers. We are committed to partnering with our customers to develop long-term strategies and short-term results leading to increased operational efficiency. Our customers expect accuracy, timeliness and reliability. Delivering on those expectations is essential to our success. Harlow’s employees will always be courteous, professional and helpful to our customers. Above all, we are committed to being an advocate for our customers and their ever-changing needs.
The Auxiliary Thrift Shop is a first-rate venue for second-hand goods. Donations of clothing, jewelry, and household goods are appreciated, and new volunteers are always welcome. All proceeds support the Auxiliary Community Grant program and aid in the purchase of new equipment for St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center.
To volunteer, donate, or learn more about the Thrift Shop, please call (208) 634-2088.
Thrift shop selling used & new items to:
- Produce revenue for the hospital to accomplish its mission.
- Provide reasonably priced clothing & essential household items to the public.
- Provide a rewarding place for civic-minded people to volunteer and develop camaraderie.
- Provide an outlet for recycling products back to the community.
Our prices enable the Auxiliary to help people in need, and to generate money for its charitable purposes.”
About the Hospital Auxiliary:
St. Luke’s McCall Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting St. Luke’s McCall Medical Center and improving the health and quality of life of people in our community. Since our founding in 1956 (as McCall City Hospital), we’ve raised more than $3 million to purchase equipment for the hospital and to support community health initiatives. We welcome you to join us, and share your time, skills, and passion to benefit our community.
Jackson Jet Center is a premiere fixed base operator (FBO) with a state-of-the-art facility located in Boise, Idaho. Our world-class private terminal features a 9,400 square foot lobby and pilot services facility along with over 100,000 square feet of private hangar space. We offer private airplane charters throughout Idaho, Canada and the United States, as well as on-site aircraft maintenance and management.
We are proud to be a member of the Air Elite Network, a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs, and we are the first and only Air Elite certified FBO in the Northwest. Our private planes fly non-stop to cities across the U.S. and Canada.
We are conveniently located on the north side of the Boise Airport with close proximity to the passenger terminal and only three miles from downtown Boise and Boise State University. We invite you to be our guest the next time you visit Boise.
Contact us now to get more information on our private airplanes or to get a private charter quote.
Kelly’s Whitewater Park & Welcome Center offers a 2.5 mile walking strand along the Payette River. Kelly’s Whitewater features kayak surfing & river running. Picnic facilities and unforgettable bathrooms.
Payette Lakes Ski Club operates a community supported non-profit ski area 2 miles west of McCall. We offer 400 vertical feet of lit terrain for night skiing. Primary focus is to provide McCall’s youth an opportunity to learn a variety of winter sports. Several fund-raising events are also held to cover operating costs & provide scholarships for the After School Program. Bring friends & family out to enjoy a night of skiing. Food/beer wine and lodge rentals available.
The Manchester Ice & Event Centre is a non-profit facility that grew out of the need to have a reliable high quality, ice skating rink in McCall where both youth and adults could enjoy year-round skating activities. The facility sponsors and grows venues and programs that bring cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities to the area for youth and adults, local residents and visitors alike as well as provide an economic base for the city’s downtown.
Hours: 2pm – 10pm Sunday – Thursday and 10am – 10pm Friday and Saturday
MDEF is a non-profit organization established by parents and patrons of MDSD as an active partner with the School District to build a better future for our children. Established in 2006, the MDEF has distributed nearly $290,000 in grants to enhance and promote public education in McCall & Donnelly. This has been possible through the hard work of a unique and diverse board, as well as a committed and supportive community. This year MDEF has put 5 wonderful new programs in the schools. It is our goal to touch as many children’s educational needs in the area as possible.
Our vision is an engaged community committed to helping children reach their highest potential through innovative educational experiences. To accomplish our vision, the McCall-Donnelly Education Foundation serves as a catalyst for educational excellence. We secure and provide funding and engage and mobilize our existing community assets to enhance learning opportunities for children.
Snowmobile Club Riding & Trail Conditions. Please see link http://snowmobilemccall.net/ or call John Hicks at 634-1300.
We would like to extend an invitation to visit and enjoy snowmobiling in McCall, Idaho and throughout Valley County. The McCall area offers over 544 miles of groomed trails, breathtaking bowls and more back country powder than you can cover in a lifetime! McCall has consistently been in the top ranking for the North Western United States with no. 6 being our rating this year. Come, stay a while, and enjoy the breathtaking beauty that has made McCall a top destination for dozens of years.
The business links on our page are friends and supporters of snowmobiling. Please consider them as well as the Adopt-A-Trail merchants when you visit McCall. Please peruse our new website. You will find information about the McCall Area Snowmobilers association, their goals and objectives, their activities, information on joining the club as well as a complete list of the Board of Directors and their telephone numbers. Come Have Fun With Us!
Our Mission: To nurture a community rich in culture and inspirational programs. We coordinate and conduct instruction in the arts and humanities, facilitate opportunities for artists to develop relationships with program participants, build local partnerships, and support public art.
McCall Auto Club & McCall CAR RENTAL
McCall Auto Club – Automotive services.
Classic cars, new and used auto sales, Idaho Auto Dealer.
Car restoration, buy and sell, vintage, classics, hot rods. Daily Drivers.
McCall Auto Rentals:
We are pleased to offer our clients daily, weekly or longer term rentals. Our rates are very competitive and we are happy to work with your insurance company should that need arise. Our cars are clean and ready to drive, and can be delivered to you if needed. McCall car rental rates start at $45/day with 50 miles/day allowed. Our current vehicles include a Volvo S80 Sedan, Subaru Forrester, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Chevy 1500 pick up. Please visit our website http://www.mccallautoclub.com/contact-us/ to complete a contact form should you wish to schedule a reservation. We will get right back to you with a quote and, or, a confirmation.
SAFE & SECURE STORAGE
Secure Boat & Auto Storage:
We have over 10,000 sq.ft. of secure heated storage for your classic car, boat, or motorcycle. Video surveillance 24/7 assures an even higher level of protection for your prized possessions.
CAR STORAGE OR SHOWROOM
Whether commissioning a sale or storing your vehicles, we check them on a daily basis. Want the very best, we can periodically run your vehicle to ensure the best condition for your engine. Additionally, battery maintenance, detailing, and basic maintenance are all available as well.
Our Valet and ‘Concierge’ Service allows you to maximize your time with family and friends, or meeting your commitments with busy work schedules. Flying in or out of town? No problem! We will ensure your car is picked up or dropped off.
Club members who store their vehicles can contact us for pick up and drop offs should that need arise. When you need our services, just call 208-634-AUTO.
MOBILE DETAILING & MAINTENANCE
A full range of detailing services can be delivered to your home or work place. Our Mobile Van can handle any detailing need for your vehicles, and we also clean decks and provide outside services. Call us for a quote! We will be happy to assist you!
WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED
No need to haul your boat for cleaning! Just call us and we can arrange a convenient time for cleaning your boat, whether on the water or sitting in your driveway. We can coordinate servicing before you put in for the season, or after the season and prior to winter storage.
We also provide wrap services for your boat for the season as well.
Auto dealership, sales, consignment. Temperature controlled storage. Classics Restoration. Daily car rentals. McCall Auto Club is here for your vehicle needs! Check out our website for complete details! http://www.mccallautoclub.com
Air Charter Plane Services and Rental Cars. Book a seat on a plane flying McCall to Boise or Boise to McCall for $115.00. Must book 7 days in advance.
Open 7AM to 7 PM 7 days a week, starting June 1 thru September 15th.
McCall College’s mission is to provide a meaningful post-secondary education for students of all ages helping achieve their individual and social goals to develop a whole person in the community and whole world. Non-profit, 501(c)3, private, specialized community college.
Recreational Club, 501(c) organization, promoting and playing the sport of curling. Available for demos, private lessons, and large group sessions all held at Manchester Ice & Event Centre as available.
The McCall open-air market benefits local non-profit groups. Come and visit with our friendly vendors and enjoy fresh local produce, flowers, locally produced meats and poultry We will be open Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Will open June 10th and run until mid-October or until the snow flies!
We are a Non-Profit organization committed to bringing affordable, high quality music to Valley County. We have been doing this for over 35 years.
The Society offers a variety of music performances and educational opportunities for the benefit of local musicians, audiences, and students, with the aim of enriching the cultural climate of the McCall area. We are a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation which provides scholarships in addition to performances.
The McCall Senior Center provides a place for seniors to enjoy nutrition, health, social and educational programs and a friendly atmosphere.
Our center is active in community affairs and provides quality services and programs through nutrition, Meals on Wheels, information on social and educational programs and recreational activities supporting senior’s independence and encouraging their continued involvement within our community. The center welcomes those persons who are not yet considered “seniors”, but individuals who add to our programs with new vigor and ideas. We provide hot meals twice a week to our members and freshly made meals for delivery through our Meals on Wheels program.
We are the only Senior Center in the town of McCall and we are the community disaster center due to our building size and availability of our kitchen.
Receiving a good meal at the Senior Center provides a way for seniors to enjoy the companionship of their peers and to enrich their health with a nutritionally balanced, well prepared meal. During the summer our attendance for evening meals averages around 60, while in winter months the average attendance is 25-30, as snowbirds leave for warmer temperatures.
Meals on Wheels (“MOW”) is a community service-based program that delivers hot, nutritious meals to the homes of the elderly with the help of willing and dedicated volunteers from the community. The MOW programs help elderly or disabled individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals to stay connected to their communities, to remain healthy and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The MOW program has been organized in McCall for over 12 years. With humble beginnings in the Senior Center kitchen, the service has grown to deliver over 1200 meals every year.
The McCall Senior Center provides a great atmosphere for people to enjoy each other’s company and it provides many educational presentations and opportunities. Once a month we hold an Ear Clinic and twice a month a Foot Clinic. We have a food pantry for those in need and plenty of space for games and relaxation. Other activities we host include: live music for dinners, a Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast and Senior Lunch, Spring Yard Sale and a Christmas Bazaar.
Tuesday and Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, congregate dinner is served at 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The McCall Winter Sports Club is a non-profit organization for aspiring athletes. We strive to promote an environment of individual skill advancement, healthy competition, character development, sportsmanship, and fun for all club skiers.
Private animal shelter serving all of Valley County. Dogs and cats available for adoption. Limited selection of pet items for sale. Local seller of Zamzows dog and cat food.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The McPaws Thrift Store specializes in reasonably priced, gently used items for your home and family. Delivered to you with a genuine smile and heartfelt “Thank You!” All the proceeds from our thrift shop go directly to the care of our animals at the MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter. Please stop by to check our selection of merchandise, and be sure to pet the kitties while you are there. We look forward to seeing you!
HOURS: Mon.-SAT. 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays
WE are a faith community in the beautiful mountains of Idaho and awesome city of McCall. As a church community, our purpose is to love God, love others and live like Jesus. We want to be able to build partnerships with our community to serve McCall as well as build lasting relationships.
Payette Lakes Community Association (PLCA) 4 KIDS after school and Summer Sensation programs. After school program at Barbara Moragan and Donnelly Elementary School. The PLCA 4 KIDS Program includes: Academic enrichment, Homework assistance, Health and Science, Outdoor play, Arts and Crafts, nutritious snacks. Summer Sensations: the summer activities PLCA offers include a Bicycle Safety Rodeo, Lacrosse clinic, Kayaking and Sand Sculpturing, a bike trip through Bear Basin or Ponderosa State Park, and a fun day and overnighter at Paradise Point Camp.
Established 1930 – Incorporated 1989
Motto – No task too great for those who are willing.
Goals of the Payette Lakes Progressive Club
Civic improvement and promotion of public welfare – Support for education – McCall beautification – Support for activities of Girl Scouting and area youth
Since its inception in 1930, the Payette Lakes Progressive Club has been helping to build the McCall community. The Club assisted the sponsorship of the McCall Public Library, McCall Memorial Hospital and the formation of Art Roberts Park. Club members promoted the landscaping of City parks and financed the City park sprinkler system in the 1960’s. Band uniforms were purchased for the high school in 1969, as well as the first winter street decorations. The tradition of planted flower barrels downtown began with the club.
Join this worthy civic organization and combine your efforts with ours to make a difference in our community. Membership is open to women of all ages!
The Club meets the second Tuesday at noon during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.
Here are some other local community efforts supported by Payette lakes Progressive Club!
Annual academic scholarships to local high school girls – Financial assistance to Heartland Hunger Resource Center (McCall Food Bank) – Support of the Payette Lakes community Association’s After School Program – McCall Centennial Park – Positive Outdoor Teen Service (POTS Program) – St. Andrew’s episcopal Church Summer Reading Camp – St. Luke’s McCall Digital Mammogram Machine – St. Luke’s Hospital Hope and Healing Program – McCall College – Donnelly Elementary School purchase of musical instruments – McCall Beautification
Our club was organized and chartered in 1949 and is the largest and most active club in Valley County. We meet Wednesday’s at noon at the beautiful Shore Lodge and I challenge anyone to match the view at our weekly club meetings. We also pride ourselves on carrying out the Rotary theme of Service Above Self. Some of our annual local and International projects we work on and support include: Selling carnival beads and chorizos at Winter Carnival; Supporting all graduating seniors continuing their education at a college or vocational school with a book scholarship(Cascade, McCall, and New Meadows schools); Supporting some graduating seniors with academic scholarships; Working with POTS students (Positive Teen Outdoor Service); Supporting Backpack Program that sends food home with needy kids; Support Woodstock, Annual firewood campaign for needy residents; Support students participating in Little Ski Hill after school PLCA After School Program; Shelter Box-International project; Camp Invention; Rotary Park maintenance; Wagon Wheel Road clean up. We also donate a book each week to our local elementary school library. We purchase books they cannot afford and we have our weekly speaker sign the inside cover on a label that includes the Four Way Test. This is done in lieu of a pen or mug for our speakers and they seem to enjoy it. The McCall Club currently has two couples that travel frequently to Ecuador and Peru to participate in International Rotary projects. Our club budgets support one International project annually. Our club sent two kids to RYLA this past summer and we are active with our local Interact Club at the high school. The McCall Club hosts inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students annually and has been known to have four outbound at one time. We again have candidates this year for outbound and are currently hosting a young man from Italy. As can be seen, our club does indeed make a difference in our beautiful community.
“Schlieper Auto Freight, LLC” provides local moving services whether you’re moving across the country, down the street or to a business building or new home. A local move is any move (Residential or commercial) that begins and ends within a radius of approximately 50 miles. It can be within a single state or between two states. Our local moving services includes a storage facility, a full line of packing materials which can be delivered to your home or office. We have your best interest with every single facet of your move, from packaging to even transferring checklists. Helping you during the time of your move is our top priority. We’ve all the info that you want for your move. Our local moving services range from the simple to the more inclusive, depending on your specific situation. We are a local moving company who can customize our services to reflect your needs. With decades of experience moving families and businesses, we know what it takes move successfully.
We offer many types of local moving services that can be adapted to fit your personal preferences, if you wish to self-pack or ask us to pack, we let you choose. We also have various storage options for your local move. We provide both temporary and permanent storage for your belongings during a move. Our storage-in-transit facilities are secure, guaranteeing the safety of your belongings while being stored. Local moving services from us include:
- Dis-assembly and assembly of appliances and large items
- Cleaning services
- Unpacking and debris removal
- Auto and boat shipping
We have been moving families and offices around the corner, across town and to neighboring cities, contact us more information at (208) 451-5488.
id Theater is a development only theater company. We believe that in order to have great theater we have to start with great plays, and in order to have great plays we must nurture talented writers. Working chiefly in McCall, Idaho and New York City, id provides a safe place for artists (professional, emerging, amateur & student) to develop work, take risks and introduce audiences to adventurous new works that reflect, challenge and celebrate them.
This development happens through four distinct programs:
• Seven Devils Playwrights Conference an annual two-week Conference bringing playwrights & theater artists from around the country to McCall, Idaho for 2 weeks of rehearsals, readings and workshops of new work, including plays by area high school students.
• NYC Sit-In! A monthly reading series that offers artists who have worked with us a venue to hear re-writes, polish up old plays or hear new works for the very first time at the Back Room at Jimmy’s No. 43 in New York City.
• Bridgeworks supports writers as they bridge the gap from development to production.
• id-iots at Play are writer’s groups composed of playwrights who gather every two weeks to share and read new work.
Since 2001, id has developed more than 145 new plays by Pulitzer Prize-winners, emerging writers, high school students and everything in between. Plays developed through id have gone on to full production at such venues as The Humana Festival/Actors Theater of Louisville, Roundabout Theatre, Denver Theater Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Barrington Stage Company, Chicago’s Gift Theater, Kitchen Theater, Montana Rep and Boise Contemporary Theater, among many others.
The Shepherd’s Home nurtures and protects children in need by providing a loving family home. We serve publicly or privately placed children of all ages. Our trained and compassionate team values each child, offers unconditional love, and encourages in each child a sense of self-worth. As a result, we play a part in breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Stor-It Self Storage has been operating in Boise and The Treasure Valley since 1972. Stor-It’s 10 sites comprised of over 1,600,000 sq. ft. of storage and totaling 8,000 storage units and 70+ acres of property are located in Boise, Meridian, Caldwell, and McCall Idaho. Stor-It prides itself on having “A Size & Price” to meet our customer’s needs. We provide “Affordable Storage”. Stor-It is about more than “buildings and property”. It is even about more than “profits and growing”. Stor-It is a team of people working and living together for the betterment of our community – one customer at a time. We share ideas, problems, and celebrate our achievements together. Motto: As a space for living and working becomes a more highly valued commodity more people will start utilizing their space more effectively by storing with Stor-It Self Storage. You have to read our Motto a couple of times to get to the heart of it – but what it says is that Stor-It really serves a NEED in this community. We are trying to fill that need in the most professional, most cheerful way we can.
The Housing Company facilitates the development of new housing in underserved areas. The Housing Company provides professional property management services for about 30 affordable apartment communities for low-income families, seniors, and the disabled.
Established in August 1973, the Valley County Museum Complex at Roseberry Idaho is governed by the Long Valley Preservation Society (LVPS). Roseberry stands by itself in the middle of the Long Valley and is located one and one half miles from Donnelly on Idaho State Highway 55. As the largest presentation of Finnish Culture in the Western United States, Roseberry is also a National and International draw for foreign visitors. Roseberry is unique because the museum is currently comprised of twenty-two buildings, many housing historical displays, and providing visitors with a year-round view of the history of Long Valley. The Museum is operated seasonally. Hours are: May – Sunday 1-5; June/July/August – Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5; September – Sunday 1-5. Visitors to the town site are welcome to view buildings year-round. The summer season provides rustic grassy areas for picnics.
PRIVATE EVENTS – Weddings, Family Gatherings, Memorials, Class Reunions – Can be held on the Roseberry Museum Grounds. Providing both indoor seating capacity up to 100 and adjoining outdoor space to accommodate up to 300, there are events planned throughout the summer season. For information regarding your event plan and rental fees, contact HistoricRoseberryEvents@gmail.com or call the museum at 208-325-8628.
In July of 2004, a citizens group formed the Valley County Pathways Committee. For many years, people from different areas in Long Valley have thought about the potential of developing a valley-wide pathway system that could be used for walking, biking, running, roller-blading, horseback riding, commuting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Most of this effort was focused in McCall. The Valley County Pathways Committee created an organization that would make a pathways system possible throughout the Long Valley region.
VC Pathways has a county-approved pathways master plan that envisions more than 100 miles of pedestrian pathways between McCall and Cascade, including the prospect of revitalizing an old railroad right of way that runs the length of Long Valley, and building trails around Payette Lake and Lake Cascade.
Why is it important for Valley County to develop a valley-wide pathway system?
Research and experience related to existing pedestrian pathway and greenway systems across the United States indicate that pathways create multiple public benefits:
-Create new opportunities for recreation and for people to commute to work or shopping areas without using fossil fuels.
-Boost local economies.
-Provide transportation links to culturally or historically valuable areas.
-Tie together parks, schools, waterways and communities.
-Create opportunities for people to improve physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.
-Enhance a community’s quality of life.
-Preserve open space corridors.
The 2000 Leisure Travel and Recreation Study, performed for the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, shows that hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and cross-country skiing are among the most important recreation pursuits by residents and non-residents. The 2002 Idaho Outdoor Recreation Survey shows that Idaho residents enjoy hiking and biking more than any other recreation activities. Clearly, there is strong public demand from residents and non-residents for the type of recreation opportunities that will be accessible to the public via the Valley County Pathways System.
-Cascade Ranger District, Boise National Forest
-Bureau of Reclamation
-Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
-Valley County Commissioners
-Jeff McFadden, Valley County Road Superintendent
-City of McCall
-City of Donnelly
-City of Cascade