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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…

10 Things Well Learned

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Taking risks and trying new things are how we learn. We will never get our limit of knowledge in our lifetime. The best lessons are learned through trial and error. Big mistakes mean big opportunities to grow. To become a successful…

The Tween Season

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

by Jerry Schuster, photos by Zach Hoffman

Seems to be that time of year again in Bozeman. Outdoor winter sports and events are pretty well finished, and it’s much too early to get out for the area’s summer activities.What is one to do? You can’t go downhill or cross…

Let’s Help Save Gallatin Valley’s Open Lands Vote June 5

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

My wife and I moved to Bozeman in 1974. We were expecting our first child as we criss-crossed the U.S. looking for a place to call home, raise our growing family and start our business. Access to the great outdoors and quality of life were…

Winter Fly Fish Wish

Sun. Apr. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Fishing is a year around sport. Each season presents different challenges and techniques, but the opportunity to enjoy the sport is always available. No matter how cold it is, fish have to eat. They may move less and feed on more marginal…

Short Rods...and Small Holes

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Montana Grant

Winter winds excite fishermen to do some hard water fishing. Frozen lakes become a perfect platform for angling fun. A safely frozen lake becomes a poor man’s yacht. Every corner of the watershed is accessible for some fishing fun.The…

Plan Your Next Adventure to a Montana State Park

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Sick of camping in a tent? Then try these unique, reservable, lodging options at State Parks across Montana.Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park has four cabins that are available for rent all year. They are a great option to use as a…

Hot Springs plus Music equals Paradise

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

by Pat Hill

Listening to live music and relaxing in natural hot springs may be counted among the finer things in life, and if you are lucky enough to be able to combine the two, the result can be paradise. Three such places can be found within 50 miles…

Recreation Events

The Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

Sat. Oct. 6 10am-4pm

Bozeman Fairgrounds 901 N Black ave, Bozeman

Over 75 booths filled with Farmhouse, Vintage, Rusty Junk, Rustic Wares and Handmade! Local people and local businesses! Come style your home with us!

WSE's Livingston Farmers Market

Every Wednesday until Sep. 19, 4:30-7:30pm;

Sacajawea Park Band Shell 229 River Drive, Livingston

This destination event will have locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and arts, crafts, jewelry, and music.

Stars over Yellowstone with MOR

Fri. Jul. 13 10:30-11:30pm

Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park

Join MOR inside Yellowstone National Park for stargazing under pristine dark skies.

Thrive's Summer Fun in the Park

Wed. Jun. 20 11am-12:30pm

Bogert Park S. Church Ave., Bozeman

Bring your kids along to have fun in the summer sunshine at this free family activity series. Register online at allthrive.org.

Regional Campgrounds

Fairy Lake Campground

22 miles N of Bozeman on MT 86, 5 miles W on Fairy Lake Rd

A campground in the Bridger Mountains 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

Moonlight Basin

101 Madison Rd., Big Sky

Moonlight Basin was a ski resort in southwestern Montana, located in the Madison Range of…

Bear Paw Ski Bowl

Rudyard

Ski knee deep cheap at the steep and deep! 29 miles South of Havre, MT.

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.