Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival is arguably one of the highlights of everyone's summer. The annual celebration draws family and friends together to celebrate art, music, theater, food, and entertainment. This will be the festival's 43rd year, and while it will look a bit different, the creative minds behind it have found a way to make it happen at a safe distance. Sans the parade, the fun run, and the Bite of Bozeman, many of the festivities are still taking place in a modified form.
The leaves are changing here in Bozeman and the hunting season in Montana is underway as hunters take to the mountains to bag that trophy elk. In Montana, hunting is a way of life. It provides Montanans the opportunity to fill their freezers with organic meat for the winter. Hunting also brings outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. With a healthy elk population and hundreds of thousands of acres of public land, Montana is the perfect state to have an experience of a lifetime. For those of you who dream of a trip to Big Sky Country here are a few things you should know about elk hunting near Bozeman.
Yellowstone National Park's remote beauty is awe-inspiring; high alpine lakes, lush meadows, wildflowers, and fat trout all make escaping into these areas a backpacker's dream! If you're new to backpacking or have limited time, there are plenty of overnight options. We've listed a few of our favorites to get you started. After all, even just a little time in the woods is invigorating!
When it comes to Yellowstone National Park, most people think of wide open spaces, geysers and wildlife, which is both accurate and awesome. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find an amazing ecosystem and a rich history found only in this park. Stop by one of the many museums in and around Yellowstone for more information, but for now, here are 15 Yellowstone National Park facts to whet your appetite.
Bozeman's newest gem, Story Mill Community Park, is quickly becoming a local favorite. The 60 acres adjoining the historic Story Mill have been revitalized into a vibrant community space complete with almost a mile of restored river frontage along the East Gallatin River and 15 acres of wetlands for birds and wildlife. And talk about the views— the park has a stunning backdrop of the Bridger Mountain Range.
Besides the endless recreation opportunities, Bozeman is known for its lively culture, hopping restaurant scene, and great music. But amidst all the bustle, there are times you need a bit of a timeout—a few moments to clear your mind or be present amidst the beautiful scenery. Fortunately, there are several spots right around town that are easily accessible and offer a quiet place to take it all in.
Yellowstone National Park has over two million breathtaking acres. We’re talking about some serious breathing room. And while it is true, crowds can tend to gather in the popular areas of the park during peak summer months, there are ways to avoid the masses, and in our opinion, garner an even more unforgettable experience.
One of the most iconic Bozeman hikes is unquestionably the trail to the “M.” Created by Montana State University class of 1918 as a monument to the school, the hike remains one of the most popular in the area.
There’s a way to do Yellowstone, and there’s a way to do Yellowstone. The towns surrounding America’s First National Park are more than just charming, they’re endearing. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, clear streams, friendly locals, each of these towns offers a myriad of opportunities for fun. Our recommendation is to make Bozeman your home base, but add a night or two in one of these nearby towns and delve into the Montana experience. All of these towns are accessible in the winter and summer.
Summer arrived with the Solstice this year. The days suddenly seem long and warm. That free summer feeling is in full force, and nothing tastes better than sipping a cold cocktail in the warm sun. Restaurants and bars are at 75% capacity, so there is ample room to space yourself, and many of the establishments have outdoor decks or patios. Trust me, the lazy days of summer are here! The list is exhaustive; Bozeman is full of some serious mixologists, but here are a few of our favorites!