Emmett, in the heart of Gem County, has come to be known as the “Valley of Plenty.” It’s about a 30-minute drive north of Boise. Surrounded by mountains and hills on three sides, the town has a population of approximately 6,350.
Traveling into Emmett provides an amazing view from Freezeout Hill as you come down from the mountains into the open valley. The surrounding farmland, orchards, and pastures offer the pleasures of a simple country life, while still being close to the amenities of a larger city. Emmett has many quiet subdivisions and a charming, active downtown area.
Emmett is the home of the annual Emmett Cherry Festival, the oldest running festival in Idaho. The Payette River runs through Gem County, offering fishing, swimming, boating, and kayaking. There are also miles of trails for four-wheeling and motorcycle riding. To the east of the city, Black Canyon Dam and Black Canyon Reservoir offer swimming beaches, boating, and fishing.
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