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McCALL Be forewarned...this area will capture the heart of any fortunate soul who happens to spend any time here. “The Heartland” is a region filled with majestic mountains, pristine lakes, rushing mountain streams, high country valleys, dramatic canyons and secluded mountain glens. Wildlife abounds, including deer, elk, moose, bear and an array of smaller creatures, and there are lakes and waterways teeming with fish. Best of all is the yearround appeal of the region. With four distinct seasons, each with its own special qualities and recreational activities, Cascade provides residents and visitors with the opportunity for an active, engaging lifestyle. The people who choose to make Cascade their home reflect a character many of us admire, of people who are willing to give up the trappings of the big city for a life that most of us only dream about. A resort city in Valley County, McCall is situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake and near the center of the Payette National Forest. McCall is one hundred miles north of Boise, and is known for its Winter Carnival, extended winters, and the highest average snowfall in the state. Nicknamed “Ski Town U.S.A.,” McCall is the home to many past winter Olympic athletes. Four distinct, dynamic seasons are what makes McCall such a vibrant place to be any time of year. Choose your season, choose your adventure. Cascade Chamber of Commerce 500 N. Main St. Cascade, ID 83611 (208) 382-383 Cascade CALENDAR OF EVENTS May Yellow Pine Dutch Oven Cook Off August Yellow Pine Harmonica Festival September Yellow Pine Golf Tournament Garden Valley Discover the wonderful community of Garden Valley, Idaho. Located just one hour north of Boise, the valley offers a unique quality of life experience not found in many areas. The residents of Garden Valley are able to enjoy life in a small town with many conveniences found in larger cities. Garden Valley Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 10 Garden Valley, ID 83622 (208) 462-5003 Garden Valley CALENDAR OF EVENTS April Spring Fling – Arts & Crafts Fair May Memorial Day Weekend Celebration July 4th of July Fireworks Display September Labor Day Cattlemen’s Rodeo October Trunk or Treat November Community Tree Lighting Festival december Annual Christmas Bazaar McCall Chamber of Commerce 802 N. 3rd St. McCall, ID 83638 (800) 260-5130 McCall CALENDAR OF EVENTS January McCall Winter Carnival February Payette Lakes Marathon Cross Country Ski Race Snowmobile Winter Jamboree March Brundage Winter Games April Crazy Daze june Summer Solstice Celebration August Annual Jazz on the Green WEISER Beautiful Weiser, located at the confluence of the Snake and Weiser Rivers, is a must-see as you travel through Idaho. Visitors can enjoy a great meal at any of our restaurants and then walk it off visiting numerous business and residential buildings (many of which are on the National Historic Register), as well as enjoying some terrific shopping with our friendly merchants. You shouldn’t miss the old Intermountain Institute (behind Weiser High School), which was built under the premise that “every boy and girl who is willing to work can acquire an education” and was incorporated in October of 1899. Join us for the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival held in June, and the annual Weiser Valley Roundup the weekend following the 4th of July. If motorized, muddy, messy events are more your thing, the annual Mud Drag Races are held the first weekend in October. Take a step back in time and come enjoy our very own Illustrious Onionskin Players, who provide musical melodrama family entertainment. Mark the first three weekends in March and come join us to boo and hiss the villains and cheer for the hero and heroine. They are at home in the renovated Star Theater, built in 1917. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy the Weiser River Trail. This non-motorized trail (Idaho’s longest) winds its way through 84 miles of roadless canyons and alpine meadows. Whether you are a hiker, biker, equestrian, cross-country skier, or photographer 15 region 2: central southwest Cascade