Recreation in and around Meridian
Because of its central location, Meridian, Idaho is close to a wealth of recreation opportunities for all ages, from the Boise River Greenbelt to the ski slopes of Bogus Basin and Tamarack. The Boise Foothills provide some of the top mountain biking and hiking in the nation. Idaho is also known for its world-class whitewater, hunting and trout fishing, all available within an hour of town.
As the state capital, nearby Boise offers a host of cultural and sporting events, including the summer-long Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Philharmonic, and Ballet Idaho, in addition to the Idaho Steelheads hockey team and the top-notch collegiate athletics at Boise State University.