Angela Jamison

10 Best Things to do in Bozeman in the Fall

   ~Angela Jamison

#1 Visit Rocky Creek farm

A visit to Rocky Creek Farm is a classic Bozeman tradition and fun for the whole family! They have tractor rides, pumpkin picking, a cider mill for fresh apple cider a hay-bale playground and plenty of farm animals. 

#2 Pitch a hammock in Lindley Park

Lindley Park is beautiful year-round, but as the leaves start to turn, this is the place you want to be! Tie your hammock to a tree and enjoy looking up at all the changing leaves.


#3 Take your bike for a spin

Have you ever ridden a bike through a pile of leaves? We don’t care how old you are, this is one of the best fall activities. Hop on your bike and enjoy the crisp fall air.


#4 Grab a pumpkin-spice-something and stroll downtown

There are a handful of great locally-owned coffee shops downtown that will be serving up some delicious, fall-inspired drinks. So grab a pumpkin spice something at Wild Joes, Rockford Coffee or Zocalo Coffee House and take a walk downtown! 


#5 Go on a hike

Lucky for us, there are so many trails in and around Bozeman where you can enjoy the fall colors along with beautiful views, lakes, and waterfalls. Click here for our list of the best fall hikes in Bozeman.  

#6 Go to the hay bale maze

During the month of October, the Bozeman hay bale maze is one of the best family activities in Bozeman. Not only do they have a great (and challenging) maze, they have bungee trampoline jumping, a kids maze, corn box and a mini train. This will keep the whole family entertained for hours! The Bozeman hay bale maze opens October 2nd, visit their website for more details.

#7 Stock up at the farmer's market

With harvest season in full swing, fall is the best time to visit Bozeman farmers markets. The Bogert Farmers Market will be held at The Market in Ferguson Farm, September 17th & 24th, and the Bozeman winter farmer's market begins September 21st at the Emerson Center from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m

#8 Go rock climbing

Before our mountains get covered in snow, be sure to get out there to get some climbing in! Lucky for us there are hundreds of rock climbing routes in Bozeman. From the beginner, friendly Practice Rock to the Fugitive climb in Gallatin Canyon, there are tons of options out there for every skill level.


# 9 Go to a football game

Nothing says fall quite like football.  Get in on the Bobcat spirit and catch a home game at Bobcat Stadium. Is there anything better than enjoying a good game with the Bridger Mountains as a backdrop?


#10 Catch a concert

If you haven’t been to a live show at Live From the Divide, you are missing out! This hole-in-the-wall venue is a great intimate setting that allows you to really appreciate the talent of the musicians. Want to make it even more awesome? Ride your bike down and swing by Bozeman Brewing on the way!