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10 Tips for Responsible Hiking

Posted by Kali Gillette on Sep 16, 2021 10:00:00 AM

 

Experiencing our wild spaces up close and personal is something everyone should be so lucky to do. The intimacy of seeing wildlife in their habitat, thick vegetation, dynamic weather patterns, and sheer beauty — it does wonders for the soul. But as more and more people venture out, it’s not just important to keep the trails in good order but to look out for your well-being. Weather can be more intense in the mountains, and if you run into trouble out in the wild, getting help may not be as straightforward as it is in other places. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind before heading out.

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Tags: Hiking, Backcountry

The Bridger Raptor Festival Returns October 1-3

Posted by Kali Gillette on Sep 16, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Photo by Shawn Raecke

 

The largest known Golden Eagle migration in the United States passes over the Bridger Mountain Range each September and October. In 1979, raptor enthusiast Fred Tilly discovered this incredible happening and spent the next four migratory seasons on Bridger Ridge counting the raptors. As a result, the site gained international recognition among raptor specialists as a central migratory flyway in the early 1980s. By 1991, Hawkwatch International, in partnership with the Custer Gallatin National Forest and Bridger Bowl Ski Area, established Bridger Bowl as one of sixteen Rocky Mountain raptor monitoring sites. At the time, more golden eagles had been documented here than any other site in the country. Today, the average count remains at 1,200-1,500 birds.

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Tags: Events, For Kids, Family Fun, Conservation

Best Places to Stay in Belgrade, Montana

Posted by Kali Gillette on Sep 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

 

 

Belgrade, Montana, is home to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, the busiest airport in Montana and the closest town to rest your head when flying in and out. But Belgrade is more than just convenient. Tucked away in this little Montana town, you'll find great restaurants, easy access to both Bozeman and Big Sky, and some great lodging options. From national brands to local favorites, hotels in Belgrade are an excellent option for a relaxed stay outside Bozeman's buzz.

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Tags: Lodging

The Up-and-Coming Midtown District of Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Sep 7, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Photo by Saul Creative 

 

Across Bozeman, pockets of town are being upcycled. Original sections of this iconic western town are being reimagined, reconstructed and brought into the modern era. Midtown Bozeman — the area roughly around North 7th Avenue — is the latest to undergo this transformation, and little by little, it’s becoming the entertainment hub of town. From boutique hotels, delicious restaurants, and a state-of-the-art music and event venue, Midtown is becoming the place to gather.

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Tags: Breweries, Nightlife, News, Bozeman

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Aug 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Bozeman is a pet lover's town. Put it this way; local gatherings often have equal numbers of pets and people. Trail systems run throughout the town, and the phenomenal hiking around the area is the perfect playground for animals. Fortunately, many hoteliers in Bozeman appreciate the canine connection and offer pet-friendly rooms — no more leaving the furry family members at home! Check out these accommodations in every area of town that are happy to welcome your pets.

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Tags: Lodging, Travel

What Makes Bozeman's Downtown the Best in the State

Posted by Kali Gillette on Aug 19, 2021 9:45:00 AM

 

The Downtown Main Street is an eclectic mash-up of historic, old western architecture and modern, remodeled spaces. A bootmaker's shop across the street from a new karaoke bar; an old book store next to Athleta. It's always busy, giving it a more urban feel, but simultaneously clean and well-kept. Strolling down the sidewalk, you'll encounter cowboys, hippies, ski bums and families of tourists from all over the country. You'll see it all in Bozeman's downtown, with a dense cluster of dining, shopping and entertainment. In other words, downtown Bozeman is a life force. 

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Tags: Shopping, Dining, Nightlife, Lodging, Bozeman

Get Ready for Montana State University's 2021 Football Season

Posted by Kali Gillette on Aug 12, 2021 11:15:00 AM

 

It's called Bobcat Nation — the tribe of sports enthusiasts who support all things Montana State University. Some are well-studied on the players and opposing teams; others love the camaraderie of their alma mater or the fact that it's a hometown team. Even if you aren't a sports fan, it's hard not to get wrapped up in the excitement. 

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Tags: Culture, Bozeman

Golf Courses Around Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Aug 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

 

Golfing in Montana is unique; the temperature generally doesn't get too hot, the sun sets late, and the views are spectacular. Due to the amount of snow we get in Bozeman, the season may be a bit shorter than most areas, but the quality of play more than makes up for it. Plus, you’ll find the Montana hospitality on and off the course. Are you looking for a round? We’ve got the rundown on courses.

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Tags: Summer, Bozeman

Treat Yourself at One of These High-End Hotels in Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jul 29, 2021 11:15:00 AM

 

As Bozeman becomes an increasingly popular vacation destination, hoteliers are taking note. As such, you’ll find most national brands, along with some unique, locally-owned properties. And, if you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxurious stay, you’ve got options. These hotels take pride in the details — everything from the furniture and linens to thoughtful particulars you won’t find just anywhere. If you're looking to treat yourself to a weekend away, consider one of these high-end hotels in Bozeman.

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Tags: Travel

Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Bozeman

Posted by Kali Gillette on Jul 27, 2021 10:32:00 AM

 

It's not hard to find a great photo in Bozeman, Montana. A glance in any direction will provide a gorgeous view of tall mountains, babbling creeks, or historic buildings. Add in a bit of street art or a few unique murals, and you can turn your Instagram feed into some serious eye candy. But for those who want to capture the essence of this vibrant college town tucked up in the mountains, there are a few spots that are worth capturing and, more importantly, exploring! Here's a rundown of the top 10.

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Tags: Hiking, Bozeman