Best Trips with Kids Meridian ID

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Settler's Park and Adventure Island Playground
(208) 888-3579
3401 North Meridian Road
Meridian, ID
Hours
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Flying Pie Pizzaria
(208) 345-0000
6508 Fairview
Boise, ID
Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-10:30pm; Fri & Sat 11am-11:30pm
Cost
Moderate; accepts cash & all major credit cards.
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Schick-Ostalasa Farmstead
208.229.2323 ex 26
5006 West Farm Court
Boise, ID
Hours
Call for details
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Tourist Spots

Catalpa Park
(208) 384-4240
4516 West Catalpa Drive
Boise, ID
Hours
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey
208.362.3716; 208.362.8687
5668 West Flying Hawk Lane
Boise, ID
Hours
Mar-Oct Daily, 9am-5pm; Nov-Feb Tue-Sun 10am-4pm
Cost
Adults $7; Seniors $6; Children (4-16) $5, (3 & under) free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Indoors, Parents Resources, Stores, Tourist Spots

Kahootz Steak and Ale House
(208) 895-9861
1603 North Main Street
Meridian, ID
Hours
Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
Cost
Moderate to expensive
Ages
Adults Only
Services Available
Childcare, Tourist Spots

Liberty Park
(208) 384-4240
520 North Liberty Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Winstead Park
(208) 384-4240
6150 West Northview Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Daily, dawn to dusk.
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

The Berry Ranch
(208) 466-3860
7998 Highway 20-26
Nampa, ID
Hours
May-Oct Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Nov-Apr by appointment only
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza
(208) 854-1800
5628 West State Street
Boise, ID
Hours
Daily 12n-8pm
Cost
Moderate; accepts major credit cards
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Tourist Spots

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I've had backpacking trips that included rain, snow, lightning, rock slides, altitude sickness, and twenty-mile days - all in a summer weekend. Wilderness trips can be dangerous, but you can make then less so, by having the following ten essentials in your backpack.

1. Knowledge. What good is a compass if you don't know how to use it? Play with matches if your fire-making skills are shaky. Learn what to do when you see a bear. Read a little, practice a little - knowledge is more likely to save you than gadgets.

2. Map and compass. These are together, because that's the way you need to use them.

3. Matches and lighter. Bring both, or waterproof matches and a fire starter of some sort. Having two ways to start a fire is much safer.

4. First aid kit. Buy a pre-packaged one or build your own. Make sure it has pain relievers, bandages, disinfectant, and notes on basic first aid procedures.

5. Foot care. Your first aid kit needs moleskin, and maybe a pin, to treat blisters. Your feet have to be well cared for when you're hiking miles from the nearest road.

6. Water purification. A filter works, but they clog and break so often that you should have a small bottle of iodine tablets or other water purification as back up.

7. Rainwear. One of the biggest killers in the woods is hypothermia, and it often starts when you get wet. Try to stay dry.

8. Shelter. This can be a tent, tarp or bivy sack. Just be sure you know how to use it.

9. Sleeping bag. Down bags are the warmest for their weight, but be sure you know how to keep it dry, or bring a synthetic bag.

10. Specific trip items. For backpacking trips in Michigan in May, bring insect repellent. In June in Arizona, bring sun block. Think about the specific conditions for the time and place of your trip.

Make your own list if you take regular backpacking trips. It's no fun when a friend tells us ten miles down

the trail that he's allergic to bees and forgot his medicine. A little planning means less worries, and a better trip.

Steve Gillman is a long-time backpacker, and advocate of lightweight backpacking. His tips, photos, gear recommendations, and a free book can be found at http://www.The-Ultralight-Site.com

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