McCall offers a variety of recreation for all ages and interests. Hiking, golfing, bird watching and much more easily fills days of leisure activity. From personal experience, I highly recommend renting bicycles at McCall Sports and riding the scenic road through Ponderosa State Park. This roughly 10-mile trip weaves through a Pine forest with wildlife and views of surrounding lake and mountains. A 4-hour bike rental is ample time to complete trip and get back before afternoon heat.
Cool down from the afternoon sun on Lake Payette. Rent a boat or JetSki from Mile High Marina and tour the shorelines or work your ski legs. Be sure to take a break at the sandy north shore beach. Boater safety course is not required but you will watch a 15-min safety video and reservations highly recommended.
There are many dining options available downtown. For breakfast you must try The Pancake House for heaping portions in an old lodge-style building. If you are in the mood for a juicy burger try My Father’s Place. Be sure to get in line early at this popular spot as they are only open between 11:00 and 5:30. For a wonderful dinner and cocktails, make a reservation at Rupert’s in advance. The menu is limited but will not disappoint. Otherwise, try one of the local breweries, pizza parlors, bistros and cafes. Just be sure to stop by Ice Cream Alley before you leave for a gigantic scoop of goodness.