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The Top 32 Best Local Parks in Bozeman

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jun 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Many summer days in Bozeman can turn quickly into that of a fairy tale - big blue skies, a slight breeze through the air, and birds chirping their musical notes. Days like these put a heavy burden on individuals to stop whatever they are doing to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of a local park.

Luckily enough, Bozeman does not a have lack of local parks. The Bozeman Parks Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of 42 public parks and 52 miles of trails which are managed either by themselves or their local partners including the Sunrise Rotary Club, Breakfast Optimists Club, and Gallatin Valley Land Trust to name a few.

Whether you're looking for a beach, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, dog parks, large multi-use fields, picnic tables either sheltered or unsheltered, playgrounds, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, or trails, a park in Bozeman will have it.

While some parks in Bozeman can be either neighborhood specific or private, the following comprehensive list of parks is free for anyone to enjoy.

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Tags: Insider, Summer, Relaxing, For Kids, Spring

Bozeman's Best In-Town Walking Paths

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jun 8, 2017 7:35:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons to go for a walk.

While most reasons are pretty straightforward, Harvard Health Publications found these 5 Surprising Benefits of Walking you probably didn't know.

Bozeman is a mecha of gorgeous sights and sounds both in and out of town. Here are a few new ideas if you're looking for a new in-town walking path within Bozeman.

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Tags: Insider, Fall, Summer, Sightseeing, Spring

7 Bozeman Races to Get Your Blood Pumping!

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jun 6, 2017 10:47:08 AM

Bozeman is an outdoor mecca. For runners and bikers, there is no shortage of Bozeman races to fuel the competitive spirit. You’ll find a variety of events, some more challenging than others, but they all include one thing; amazing scenery. There’s still time to register for most races, but if not, put it on your calendar for next year!

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Tags: Fall, Events, Summer, Spring

The Ultimate Summer Thrill: Kayaking and Whitewater Rafting in Bozeman

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Jun 1, 2017 10:37:16 AM

When was the last time stuck a paddle in the icy waters of a mountain river or lake? Have you ever been kayaking or rafting? If you fall into the response category of either "never" "not sure," or "too long ago," then something needs to change - and quick! Bozeman is the perfect spot to try kayaking or whitewater rafting. With some of the most prestine lakes and rivers you will ever find, you've got a lot of options. We've provided some insight on how and where to go kayaking or whitewater rafting in Bozeman. 

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Tags: Insider, Summer, Sightseeing, Spring

Patio Dining in Bozeman, Montana

Posted by Visit Bozeman on May 23, 2017 9:18:00 AM

When the sun is shining, it's usually a no-brainer to opt for the outdoor seating. Bozeman's outdoor culture extends heavily into the restaurant scene through their many outdoor patios. Take a look at some of the unique options for patio dining in Bozeman, MT.

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Tags: Summer, Dining, Spring

Best Spring Hikes and Trails in Bozeman, MT

Posted by Visit Bozeman on May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's that time of year again to break out the hiking boots and get some mud in those treads. There are hikes and trails in Bozeman that need to be explored in between the rain and snow.

These Bozeman hikes will make the muddy floorboards of your vehicle and welcome home mats all worth it.

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Tags: Sightseeing, Day Trips, Hiking, Spring

Savoring the Bounty: Bozeman Farmer's Markets

Posted by Visit Bozeman on May 9, 2017 9:55:00 AM

“Black Gold” is what residents of Gallatin Valley call the rich soil in the area. Lots of organic matter and high water content make the dirt dense in nutrients, creating a fertile ground for agriculture. Early settlers dubbed the area, “Valley of the Flowers”— with good reason.

Agriculture is one of our biggest economic drivers, so it’s no surprise our Bozeman Farmer’s Markets are top-notch.

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Tags: Events, Summer, Spring

Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park

Posted by Visit Bozeman on May 2, 2017 9:40:00 AM

Yellowstone National Park spans over 2 million acres. To give you perspective, that makes it bigger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. While the park is accessible to everyone, it’s hard to see more than a fraction of the country from the road or nearby trails. Full of wildlife, geysers, majestic peaks, 14 rivers and nearly 200 creeks, Yellowstone is an outdoor wonderland.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Camping, Summer, Hiking, Spring

The Best Things About Bozeman In The Spring

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 28, 2017 8:50:20 AM

In Bozeman, we love being outside. As the snow melts, the people of Bozeman can be seen all over town taking advantage of warmer temperatures. The trailhead parking lots begin to fill up with hikers, people leave the gyms to jog around the neighborhoods, fly fishermen can be seeing pulling drift boats behind their trucks, and local patios become popular hangout spots again. The active people are not the only change we see during spring. Here are some of our favorite things about Bozeman in the spring. 

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Tags: Spring

What You Need to Know About Montana Fly Fishing

Posted by Visit Bozeman on Apr 20, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Every year numerous people flock to Montana to cast a line in our blue ribbon fisheries. Fly fishing is a booming industry and attracts millions of dollars to the local economies of small Montana communities, including Bozeman, and for good reason. Bozeman offers world class fishing access and some of the most knowledgeable and experienced guide services of anywhere in the world. There is no better place to spend a week fly fishing, than Bozeman, Montana. Simms Fishing Products, the industry leading wader and fly fishing gear manufacturer, is proud to call Bozeman home and even though the classic fly fishing movie, A River Runs Through It, takes place in Missoula, the entire movie was filmed in Bozeman, Livingston, and the surrounding area. If you are planning your fly fishing adventure to Bozeman, here are a few things you should know about Montana fly fishing.

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Tags: Summer, Fly Fishing, Spring

Welcome to Bozeman

Your Guide To Bozeman, Montana and the Surrounding Area

This blog offers a variety of content to help you plan your visit to Bozeman and the Yellowstone area. Get inspired to hit the slopes, cast your fly rod, or just take a stroll down Main Street. There are a lot of reasons to love Bozeman, and we want to share them all with you. 

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