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!
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.
One of the beautiful things about Bozeman is the proximity between town and nature. In other words, camping near Bozeman is pretty darn easy. Whether your preferred shelter is roughing it in a tent or enjoying the comforts of an RV, there are plenty of choices.
There is no doubt that Bozeman is a great destination for families. It's a place where you can let the kids run free, enjoy the scenery and experiences in the mountains, without giving up some of those comforts you expect in a vacation or battling city crowds. It's a place where you can learn about dinosaurs in the morning and catch trout in the evening. It's a place where you can disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with your family. Isn't that what family vacations are all about? If you are looking for a spot to visit this summer, here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect family vacation to Bozeman.
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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Every town needs a good concert series and Bozeman’s “Music On Main” does not disappoint. Music on Main is a Bozeman tradition that brings out the community to listen to music and see familiar faces.
“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.
It’s true, Bozeman is beautiful in the summer. The warm months find this town bursting with flowers, fresh food, wild rodeo, art, music, and festivals. The question is not what to do, but rather how to fit it all in! Here are some of the bigger Bozeman summer events lined up for 2017, but keep your eye out and mark your calendars for smaller occasions too—there’s plenty of entertainment!
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.
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.