The annual Huckleberry Festival is this weekend in Donnelly as well as the Pioneer Picnic in Roseberry. All of this excitement made us decide to focus on the beautiful town of Donnelly.
In the early 1900's Roseberry was the largest community in Long valley and was not only home to many residents at the time but was also the central hub for commerce as it was. In 1913 the railroad bypassed the town of Roseberry and laid tracks just west on it's way to the community of McCall.
In 1914 the city of Donnelly was formed and named after a prominent railroad main of course. Many of the buildings in the community of Roseberry were then moved over to Donnelly as it began to grow. The reason for Roseberry's sudden halt in growth is said to be because of the railroad, others may attribute it to the fact that Roseberry was a dry community. It was a "dry" town because the deed for the town site included a clause that no liquor could be sold on the property.
The birth of Donnelly was a wonderful beginning for a great community. Donnelly over the years has grown to be a "crossroads to recreation." Donnelly is in the heart of some of Idaho's best recreation . Skiing at nearby Tamarack, hiking at nearby Jug Mountain, or perhaps just picking huckleberries.
Donnelly is home to the Annual Huckleberry Festival. Located in the heart of Donnelly residents, business, and guests come together to celebrate this tasty mountain berry native to Idaho. The HUCKLEBERRY.
The Crossroads To Recreation
is the perfect location for your family and friends from family reunions, weddings, retreats, and of course honeymoons.
COME ENJOY DONNELLY!
(Photos courtesy Donnelly Chamber)