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 ROCKY CREEK FARM
This is one of Bozeman's favorite fall traditions. Take the kiddos for a day of fun picking out pumpkins, taking wagon rides and petting the goats! Make sure to get some apple cider while you are there either with their apples or bring your own. It's a beautiful farm that gets you in the mood for all things fall and Halloween.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Creek Farm
2. TAKE A HIKE
There is something really awesome about Bozeman hikes in the fall. The tourists are gone, making the trails much quieter than summertime! Not too mention the amazing colors on the trail with the leaves changing. Click here for the best hikes to do in the fall.
3. GET A PUMPKIN-SPICE-SOMETHING
Nothing says fall like Starbucks bringing back their pumpkin spiced latte. However, we're not suggesting going there...head to one of Bozeman local coffee shops to enjoy your fall-flavored beverage. Wild Joe's has pumpkin pie chai, scorched earth mocha or a honeybee latte. Yum!
4. TRY A SEASONAL BEER OR HARD CIDER
If pumpkin spice lattes aren't your thing, head to one of Bozeman's breweries or Lockhorn Hard Cider to get an adult beverage for fall. Oktoberfest may have already happened, but the breweries are still featuring lots of seasonal brews. Or, head to Lockhorn for a hot spiced cider, perfect to have on their patio by the fire on a sunny afternoon.
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, pile them up and jump in. Fun for everyone!
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!
7. GO TO THE HAY OR CORN MAZE
There are a couple of choices in Bozeman for this activity. There is the Bozeman Straw Bale Maze on Valley Center Rd that has become quite the tradition around here. They have the maze, tractor rides, train rides and concessions. This year the maze has over 5,000 bales of hay! The Montana Corn Maze, located on Cameron Bridge Road, has wagon rides, the maze, pumpkins, farm animals and more at their beautiful farm just outside of town. They even have pony rides on Saturdays!!
Photo courtesy of Bozeman Maze
8. CHECK OUT THE FALL COLORS
The colors are so pretty this time of year. Click here to see where the best places to enjoy the changing leaves are.
9. GO TO THE WINTER FARMERS' MARKET
Now is the time to stock up on all the fresh veggies before we're stuck with grocery store produce for months. The Bozeman Winter Farmers' Markets go all through the winter months but the best stuff is in the fall!
10. TAKE A ROAD TRIP
The summer tourists are gone and we're months away from the ski tourists showing up, take advantage now 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. All things that can get crowded in other months, but quiet down this time of year.