Top 10 Activities For Fall in Bozeman

Kate Springer

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.  

VISIT ROCKY CREEK FARM
This is one of Bozeman’s best fall traditions. Head to Rocky Creek Farm to pick pumpkins, take a wagon ride, and pet the goats! Make sure to get some apple cider while you are there. You can even bring your own apples to have them pressed into cider.
 
TAKE A HIKE and CHECK OUT THE FALL COLORS
There is something really amazing about hiking in Bozeman in the fall. The tourists are gone, making the trails much quieter than in the summertime, and the changing leaves are just so beautiful!
 
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. Wild Joe’s has pumpkin pie chai, scorched earth mocha or a honeybee latte. Yum!
 
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!

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. 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.

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!

VISIT THE HAY MAZE OR THE CORN MAZE
There are a couple of choices in Bozeman for this activity. The Bozeman Straw Bale Maze has become quite the tradition in Bozeman. They have the 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. They even have pony rides on Saturdays!

 
CHECK OUT RAPTOR FEST AND BUY A SKI PASS
The Bridger Range is home to the largest known Golden Eagle migration in the United States, and each year Bozeman celebrates with Raptor Fest at Bridger Bowl.  Raptor viewing, nature hikes and education are at the center of RF, but you can also get the best price on a Bridger Bowl ski pass during the event. 

TAKE A ROAD TRIP
The summer tourists are gone, and we’re still a few months away from ski season, so take advantage of the 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.   

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.   

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