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And So It (Hunting Season) Begins...

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

Montana Grant

HUNTING SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!! Sportsmen are celebrating their annual ritual of venturing into the outdoors. We only have so many seasons in our lives and none of us want to waste any.  Fall in Montana is special to all of us that…

Arts and Crafts for Adults: Tying Flies

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

by Jake Adelman

Summer is fading into fall and soon winter will be arriving in the valley. Anglers will begin chasing fall brown trout while watching cottonwoods morph into colorful works of art before littering the rivers with bright leaves in preparation…

What You Should Know About The Upcoming MSU Football Season

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Patrick Greeley

In late August, Montana State football will be back, kicking off the season against Western Illinois on August 30. For the upcoming season, Head Coach Jeff Choate, along with the rest of the Bobcat coaching staff, hopes to improve off of…

Top 10 Last Best Things to Do in August

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Kate Emmerich

Just about this time, as sunny, sweet July comes to a close and August rears its fiery head, many Montanans ask themselves the same question: Where did the summer go?! Although I have spent the last 16 years lamenting the notion of a…

Leaving a Legacy on the Continental Divide Trail

Blaze the CDT

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

A map and compass are essential tools for navigation on any hiking trip regardless of our familiarity with a trail or the duration of the trip. Yet on many trips, the map rarely, if ever, sees daylight thanks to the aid of helpful route…

Take Me To The River...

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

Ashley Nettles

Air conditioning used to be unheard of in Montana. There was absolutely no reason to have it since you might use it once or twice a year. Most houses around here are still not built with A/C. But there’s no doubt it’s getting…

The Bozeman Pedal Project Providing Female Cyclists a Summer of Fun

Get On Your Bikes And Ride!

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

Patrick Greeley

Female readers who have sought a group of women bicyclists to accompany them on rides must look no further, for the Bozeman Pedal Project fits the criteria of an extravagant summer filled with adventure, trails, and camaraderie. Since the…

Bozeman Dog Parks

Places to take your dog in Bozeman

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

With what feels like more dogs than people and an abundance of wild places, visitors to Bozeman and residents alike have plenty of choices when it comes to taking your furry friend out!  Here at Bozeman Magazine, we’ve compiled a…

Wuzzy Fuzzy?

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

by Jerry Schuster

Guess what’s about to happen in the beautiful Gallatin Valley? Yes, it’s time for the grandkids to visit “Nana Tree and Papa S” in Bozeman! Of course, I would not want to reveal their identities, ages or places of…

Top 10 Montana Summer Roadtrips from Bozeman

Sun. Jul. 1st, 2018

by Sarah Cairoli

I know we live in the most beautiful place on Earth, but let’s face it, sometimes you just have to get away. You don’t need a week to make an escape; there are several fun places to go that are less than a day’s drive…

50 Cents a Bucket

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

Montana Grant

Dandelions can be found in everyone’s yard or pasture. Ironically, dandelions were brought from Europe with the first immigrants. The name is French for “Lion’s Tooth,” which refers to the edges of the leaves. This…

Water Park Road Tripping

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

by Brian Ripple

Bozeman has tons of amazing activities for those willing to get outdoors and have fun. Fishing, biking, skiing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, rafting and kayaking to name a few. But one thing we are still lacking is a quality waterpark.…

Top 10 BZN Places for People Watching

Thu. May. 31st, 2018

by Sarah Cairoli

Watching other people is human nature. We can’t help it; we’re fascinated by each other. We learn a lot about each other through body language and visual cues, often inventing entire stories about people we have never met. Bozeman…

Recreation Events

Books & Babies on Saturday

Every Saturday until May. 25, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Enjoy rhymes, songs, and play in a relaxed setting.

Kids Chess Club

Every Saturday until May. 25, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Sharpen your skills or learn a new one!

Minecraft Meetup

Every Wednesday until May. 29, 3:45-5pm;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Play Minecraft with other kids - bring your own device, or use one of ours!

LEGO Club

Every Monday until May. 27, 3:45-5pm;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination and engineering skills!

Cha Cha Group Class

Mon. Jan. 28 7-7:50pm

Big Sky DanceSport 255 Village Center Lane, Suite B, Bozeman

Cha Cha Group Class for beginners and advanced dancers. Covering basics for beginners and adding exciting new patterns for advanced dancers.

Waltz Group Class

Tue. Jan. 29 7-8:50pm

Big Sky DanceSport 255 Village Center Lane, Suite B, Bozeman

Waltz Group Class, for beginners and advanced dancers. Learn the basics of the American Waltz or add some new elegant patterns to your dancing.

Regional Campgrounds

Battle Ridge Campground

22 miles NE of Bozeman on MT 86

A campground in the Bridger Mountains area on the Bozeman district.

Red Cliff Campground

7 miles S of Big Sky on US 191

This campground sits next to the Gallatin River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Most campsites are situated among scattered pine and fir trees. Some sites are located in open meadows further from the river.

Montana Ski Resorts

Blacktail Ski Area

Lakeside

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is a family-friendly, affordable snow sports facility in Lakeside, Montana. The ski area looks over beautiful Flathead Lake.

MT Smokehouse

50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky

A walk-up shack with picnic tables for outside eating that serves Montana-made Burgers, Chicken sandwiches, pulled pork and BBQ brisket and kid friendly foods. Open during ski season.

Lookout Pass Ski Area

Wallace

Skiing & Snowboarding off I-90 Idaho & Montana border. Ski Resort with year-round activities; Mountain biking, cycling trails, ski & bike terrain.

Bridger Bowl

15795 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman

Bridger Bowl is a private non-profit community ski area located 16 miles north of Bozeman,…