Spring has officially arrived in Bozeman – a season filled with unpredictable Montana weather. A mixture of snowstorms, sunny days and random rainstorms won’t stop most Montanans from getting outside in springtime. Knoff Group Real Estate has put together a list of our favorite spring activities to pick from for any kind of weather day.
Even though it’s mud season, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few trails around town that have a reputation for staying mostly dry. If you’re looking for an early season hike close to downtown Bozeman, we recommend checking out Drinking Horse Mountain or Sourdough Trail. If you want something a bit farther out of town, Hell Roaring Creek and Storm Castle are good options. Just be careful not to cause damage to trails by traveling on them if they are really wet and muddy. For a few more of our favorite spring trails – read our springtime blog post here: https://knoffgroup.com/knoff-group-presents-best-springtime-trails-around-the-gallatin-valley/
One of Montana’s best features is the great number of hot springs throughout the state. If you’re looking to soak close to Bozeman, check out the Bozeman Hot Springs over in Four Corners. Norris Hot Springs is another great outdoor option and is only about a 35-minute drive from Bozeman towards Ennis. See our exhaustive list of hot springs in Southwest Montana here: https://knoffgroup.com/knoff-group-presents-hot-springs-in-southwest-montana/
Shop Local Downtown
Bozeman has excellent local shopping! Whether you’re looking for something specific or are just perusing the various boutiques, there is something for everyone. From art galleries to outdoor recreation stores to local distilleries, shopping in Bozeman is a perfect springtime activity.
Enjoy Outdoor Dining
Once the weather starts to warm up and the sun comes out, Bozeman patios come to life. There isn’t anything much better than enjoying a delicious meal or cold brew outside at one of Bozeman’s best restaurants. Whether you want to enjoy patio season in Bozeman, Big Sky, or Livingston – we’ve got a list of the best outdoor dining locations here: https://knoffgroup.com/knoff-group-presents-the-best-outdoor-patio-spots-in-the-bozeman-livingston–big-sky-areas/
Get your Green Thumb On
Spring is a great time to get outside and start gardening in southwestern Montana! Whether you’re a seasoned plant lover or a beginner gardener, Bozeman has a variety of garden centers to help you out. Cashman Nursery is a large family-owned nursery minutes from downtown Bozeman. Or check out Oak Gardens, known as the “hanging basket specialists” in between Bozeman and Belgrade. For a list of local Bozeman garden centers, click here: https://knoffgroup.com/knoff-group-presents-best-garden-centers-in-the-bozeman-area/
Visit a Museum
While springtime in Montana is a great time to get outside, there are also days that aren’t that great for venturing outdoors. Bozeman has a variety of excellent museums throughout town – including the Museum of the Rockies, the Montana Science Center, the American Computer and Robotics Museum, the Gallatin History Museum, and the Bozeman Art Museum. Find more information on local museums here: https://knoffgroup.com/knoff-group-presents-favorite-things-to-do-during-autumn-in-the-bozeman-area
Springtime in Bozeman would not be complete without heading to the river! Both April and May bring great fly fishing to our area rivers. The Gallatin River, Madison River, and the Yellowstone River and tributaries are all solid fly-fishing choices close to Bozeman.