On the Greenbelt
A long-time Boisean's travel guide to the Boise Greenbelt path system, with background drawn from his forthcoming full-length history of the planning and building of the Greenbelt, one of Boise's most prized recreational features. More
As an adjunct to the book A Pathway of Dreams, On the Greenbelt is a travel guide to the Boise Greenbelt path system, a system much-loved by users but one that is not always as easy to navigate as it may appear. The Greenbelt, after all, is part of a growing and changing Ada County. In the course of its construction and expansion, accommodations had to be made – and continue to be made – for such things as the course of the river and its channels, existing property uses, construction projects, roadways, the safety of its users and the desires of the municipalities through which it runs. The changes can come quickly, which can result in a bit of an adventure for someone unfamiliar with all the options the Greenbelt trails offer.