5 Great Fall Activities in Bozeman
Fall is a beautiful time of year in Bozeman. The temperature cools down, and the leaves change color, making an already gorgeous landscape even more spectacular. And while the days are shorter and time outside may require a sweater or jacket, there are plenty of fun activities to partake in during the fall months in and around Bozeman. Looking for something to do before winter hits? Try one of these activities this fall:
Pick Your Pumpkin and Experience a Hayride
When you think of fall, what are some of the things that come to mind? If hayrides and pumpkins top your list, you are in luck. This fall, load up the family and visit the pumpkin patch at Rocky Creek Farm in Bozeman. In addition to a patch full of pumpkins, you can enjoy a hay ride, petting zoo, corn maze, straw forts and more. And of course you can stock up on pumpkins. The patch is open from mid-September through Halloween. Visit www.rockycreekfarm.com for more information.
Take a Hike
Fall is a great time of year to go hiking on one of the many trails in and around Bozeman. If you are looking for something in town, give the Gallagator, Peets Hill, Sourdough, or “M” trails a try. Other great trails in the area include the Hyalite Creek Trail, Lava Lake Trail, and the Palisade Falls Trail. For more information on hiking trails visit www.outsidebozeman.com.
Watch History Come Alive
This fall, get out of town for the weekend and head over to Virginia City for a living history event. Living history events are offered each weekend in September and one weekend in October. Enjoy demonstrations, live performances, and more at these living history events. And, while you are in Virginia City, be sure to take a walk around and explore the town. Visit www.virginiacity.com for more information and a complete events schedule.
Enjoy Beers and Brats at Octoberfest
Nothing says October like a cold beer and a hot bratwurst. You can have both at the Rockin’ TJ Ranch’s annual Octoberfest on Oct. 10. In addition to beer and German cuisine, the event will also include a comedy show by the Brewery Follies, dancing, and more. Contact the Rockin’ TJ Ranch for more information.
Check out the Farmers’ Market
Though it’s titled the Winter Farmers’ Market, the very first one is held during the fall. In fact, the first Winter Farmers’ Market of the season will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 at the Emerson Cultural Center. The market continues at the same time and place through April. For exact dates and more information, visit www.downtownbozeman.org.