Discovery Walks

New to town? New to trails? Simply want to explore with some new friends? Discovery Walks are for you! These one-hour, guided walks will help you discover the 80+ miles of trail on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. These walks are a great introduction to the world of activities and hobbies right outside your back door.

When:

May and June 2018

Where:

Trails throughout the Main Street to the Mountains trail system in Bozeman

Time:

Varies

Cost:

Free!

Details:

Discovery Walks are free, one-hour, guided walks on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. You’ll meet new people, learn something new, and explore a new trail. A knowledgeable expert will guide you on an easy and casual stroll. A volunteer will always stay at the back of the line so you’ll never be left behind. All walk attendees receive a free trail map at the end of walk so they can explore more trails! No RSVP is necessary, just arrive a few minutes beforehand. Meeting locations are listed next to the descriptions and locations are marked on the Google Map at the bottom of this page. Many of the walks are family friendly (and kids encouraged!) and will be designated as such on the schedule. Because these are group walks, please refrain from bringing your pooch. We will post on our website and social media if walks are cancelled due to weather or illness.  Please bring water and appropriate shoes for light walking. Sunscreen and layers are encouraged on sunny days!

Walk, talk, explore your trails this summer with Discovery Walks!

2018 Discovery Walks Schedule

June 22 Adaptation Nation Kids Walk with MOSS @ Regional Park 9:30am (meet at the entrance of the Dinosaur Playground, parking lot off of Davis St.)
How did a frog develop gills? Why do choke cherrie’s have their name? Let’s explore how animals and plants are always changing to help them survive!

June 23 Walk with a Doc with Bozeman Health @ Peets Hill 10:00am (meet at the base of Peets Hill at the bridge near the parking lot off of Church Ave.)
Take a walk with Lynn Foss, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with Bozeman Health, to learn how to keep your family healthy!

June 25 Rock Hounds Kids Walk with MOSS @ The M Trail 9:30am   (meet at the trailhead near the parking lot off of Bridger Dr.)
Explore the geologically-rich Bridger Mountains while learning about different kinds of rocks and fossils! How are they formed and where can you find them?

June 28 Noxious Weeds and Invasive Grasses with Gallatin County Weed District @ Peets Hill 5:30pm (meet at the base of Peets Hill at the bridge near the parking lot off of Church Ave.)
Join Jane Mangold with the Gallatin County Weed District for a talk about Ventenata, a non-native invasive annual grass that is increasing in Gallatin County and Western Montana. You’ll learn what it looks like, why we’re worried about it, and what you can do to keep it from spreading.

June 29 Walk with a Doc with Bozeman Health @ Peets Hill 10:00am (meet at the base of Peets Hill at the bridge near the parking lot off of Church Ave.)
Join Dr. Katie D’Ardenne, a Pediatrician with Bozeman Health, to learn about how to keep your family healthy!

June 30 Railroad History @ Gallagator Trail 10:00am (meet at the base of Peets Hill at the bridge near the parking lot off of Church Ave.)
Did you know that the Gallagator Trail is an old rail line? Rufus Cone will share history on the historic rail line that took passengers from Bozeman to Salesville, now Gallatin Gateway.

July 10 Biking with Bob: Explore trails with GVLT Board Member @ GVLT Office  6:00pm (meet on back patio, 212 S. Wallace Suite 102)
Do yourself a favor and discover your community bike trails with Bob Sands, GVLT Board Member and bike enthusiast. Bob will take you on some of his favorites bike routes, from city streets to lush, shady bike paths. So dust off your helmet and pump up your tires! These rides are designed for bikers of all abilities.

August 14 Biking with Bob: Explore trails with GVLT Board Member @ GVLT Office 6:00pm (meet on back patio, 212 S. Wallace Suite 102)
Do yourself a favor and discover your community bike trails with Bob Sands, GVLT Board Member and bike enthusiast. Bob will take you on some of his favorites bike routes, from city streets to lush, shady bike paths. So dust off your helmet and pump up your tires! These rides are designed for bikers of all abilities.

Thanks to the Mysun Foundation for their support of this program. Thanks also to our program partners, Montana Outdoor Science School, City of Bozeman, and more! These walks are 100% volunteer led so please thank your leaders and sweepers for their time.

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Contact

Laura

Development & Events Coordinator
LAURA@GVLT.ORG