Fall is such a glorious time here in Bozeman! The colors are beautiful, there's a chill in the air and everyone is soaking it up before settling in for a long winter. Here are the ten best ways to take advantage of fall in Bozeman.
1. GO TO GALLATIN VALLEY BOTANICAL ROCKY CREEK FARM
This is one of Bozeman's best fall traditions. Head to Gallatin Valley Botanical at Rocky Creek Farm to pick pumpkins, take a wagon ride, and enjoy the farm. Make sure to get some apple cider while you are there. You can even bring your own apples to have them pressed into cider.
2. TAKE A HIKE
There is something really amazing about hiking in Bozeman in the fall. The tourists are gone, making the trails much quieter than in summertime, and the changing leaves are just so beautiful! Click here for the best fall hikes in Bozeman.
3. GET A PUMPKIN-SPICE-SOMETHING
You know it’s fall when pumpkin-spiced drinks start showing up at your favorite coffee shop. Head to one of Bozeman's local coffee shops to enjoy a fall-flavored beverage.
4. TRY A SEASONAL BEER OR HARD CIDER
If pumpkin spice lattes aren't your thing, head to one of Bozeman's breweries for an adult beverage. Many breweries feature seasonal brews for fall, or head to Lockhorn for a hot spiced cider, perfect to have on their patio by the fire. Keep an eye out for Oktoberfest. There are often a few organizations that put one on including the Bridger Ski Foundation and Rockin' TJ Ranch.
5. GO JUMP IN SOME LEAVES!
Okay, this one is more for the kids but who can resist a pile of leaves?! Head to Lindley Park for the best leaves.
6. CHEER ON THE BOBCATS
Nothing says fall like a football game. Make sure to get to a game this fall before the snow flies...the November games can be chilly! Looking for something more low-key? Go to a high school game and cheer on the Hawks or Raptors!
7. GO TO THE HAY OR CORN MAZE
There are a couple of choices in Bozeman for this activity. The Bozeman Hay Maze has become quite the tradition in Bozeman and after taking 2020 off they are back in full swing! They have a maze, tractor rides, train rides, and hot drinks at the concessions stand. The Montana Corn Maze, located on Cameron Bridge Road, has wagon rides, a maze, pumpkins, farm animals, and more at their beautiful farm just outside of town.
Photo courtesy of Bozeman Maze
8. CHECK OUT THE FALL COLORS
The fall colors are amazing this time of year. Click here for our best places to see the fall colors in Bozeman.
9. GO TO THE WINTER FARMERS' MARKET
Now is the time to stock up on all the fresh veggies you can! The Bozeman Winter Farmers' Markets go all through the winter months, but the best selection of locally grown produce is in the fall!
10. TAKE A ROAD TRIP
The summer tourists are gone, and we're still a few months away from ski season, so take advantage of fewer crowds and plan a weekend getaway! Head to Yellowstone for a few days, go to one of the nearby hot springs (we suggest Chico or Norris) or spend the day in Big Sky. Click here for more road trip ideas!