AWHC Corn Maze © Courtesy of Cache Valley Visitors Bureau
Fall in love with fall and visit Logan, Utah: located between Yellowstone and Salt Lake City
You’ll fall in love with fall when you explore Logan, Utah, nestled between Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Salt Lake City. The surrounding mountains pop with crimson, orange and yellow leaves from mid-September to mid-October. Celebrate the harvest season in our high mountain agricultural valley. Here’s how.
First, hike in fall splendor in the Wasatch Cache National Forest, just 10 minutes from downtown. Twenty-six trails provide opportunities for all skill and fitness levels. You can also birdwatch, fish, bike, and take gorgeous pictures. Logan Canyon National Scenic Byway (historic Hwy. 89) winds through the forest. Stop into Beaver Creek Lodge to rent horses and explore the mountains and spectacular views with experienced guides. For a little more adventure, rent a side-by-side RZR off-road vehicle. They seat four to six people and offer a fun, safe and comfortable way to explore the glorious backcountry.
Visit the gardener’s market every Saturday morning at the historic courthouse for locally grown fresh produce, live music, good eats, and arts and crafts through mid-October. Get lost in two giant corn mazes where paths have been cut through acres and acres of corn stocks, and you try to find your way through the challenge without getting lost. There are mazes made from hay bales for the little ones too.
And now for the harvest-themed festivals!
On Sept. 23, up to 30 giant pumpkin growers from around the region will bring their beauties to be weighed for the win. Most of the gourds top the scales at more than 1,000 pounds!
There will be music and tasty pumpkin specialties, pumpkin carving and painting, art, and more, all on Center Street in downtown Logan.
Our valley is famous throughout the United States for its cheeses and ice cream, so check out the free Cache Valley Cheese and Dairy Festival from Sept. 29-30. You’ll love samples of cheese and ice cream, workshops on learning how to properly taste cheeses, or to create a charcuterie board. Games for kids, equipment displays, live music, mac n’ cheese, cheesecake contests, and good food are the perfect way to round out the weekend.
Step back in time at the American West Heritage Center’s Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 13-14. The Center is an outdoor living history museum celebrating the history of the American West with mountain men, pioneers, and farmers dressed in period costumes. There are demonstrations and plenty of hands-on activities for all ages. Don’t miss steam engine threshing with antique tractors, cider pressing, throwing tomahawks, corn shelling, riding ponies and a train, candle making, and more.
The 40th annual North Logan Pumpkin Walk is Oct. 19-21 and 23-24. Stroll through hundreds of carved and glowing pumpkins, plus dozens of displays and scenes crafted from painted pumpkins, gourds, and other vegetables. This experience defies description. It’s impossible to imagine how cool it is if you’ve never been, so don’t miss it.
Make time to meander through downtown Logan with its charming cafes, storefronts with character, and unique specialty shops. Also, Logan is Utah’s Heart of the Arts, with three historic live-performance theaters in one block. They are booked with great live performances and classic films. You’ll also enjoy our self-guided Foodie Trek and Signature Products Tour with over 20 stops.
Fall in love with fall, or any other season, in Logan, Utah. Visit explorelogan.com for a calendar of events and things to do.