Autumn in the Headwaters region makes the perfect time to visit. Between the satisfying chill in the air, the crisp leaves underfoot, and the sips and nibbles you just have to sample—plus a few fun surprises—you’ll fall even more in love with fall in Three Forks, Montana.
River banks are the best spot in southwestern Montana to take in golden fall foliage. The good news is that Headwaters brings three of those rivers together to form the mighty Missouri, leaving serpentining swaths of color through the valley. Autumn is the time to visit if you’re in search of eye-popping fall colors.
As the days get shorter, dinner hour gets longer at the Sacajawea. Seasonal delights grace the dining table at Pompey’s Grill, where fine dining is the name of the game. Savor the flavors of fall as the menu makes your mouth water. Or if you’re looking for cozy comfort food as temperatures drop, head downstairs to the Sac Bar to try their famous poutine and other classic bar bites that pair great with drinks and dancing.
Coffee that Kills
It’s not just the coffee that goes perfectly with the Sacajawea’s breakfast in bed, although that’s the perfect way to start the day. A hearty breakfast delivered to your door gets your day going, plus that fresh-brewed cup of joe for a little jolt. Then you can head through town to sample from the local cafes. Nothing says “cozy” better than a steaming cup of coffee on a cool fall day.
A Break from the Crowds
Summer in this neck of the woods is obviously a sensation, with crowds flocking for the wonders of Yellowstone and other local attractions. But with autumn’s cooler air comes fewer crowds, which means more big sky to go around. And with Three Forks perfectly placed for easy day trips to Yellowstone and beyond, the Headwaters is a home base that gives you access to it all.
Autumn is the time where the more wild Montana residents get moving. This is when you can expect to see deer, elk, migratory birds and other critters out and about. Head to Headwaters, Buffalo Jump, Lewis & Clark Caverns, or one of the many natural areas or public spaces in the vicinity to try your luck in spotting some big game. Even if you’re not looking for these furry residents through a scope, the fall is still the time to hunt them down.
Relaxation for Rejuvenation
As the year winds down, get ready for a new year with a new you. Start with a spa day, organized just for you, with services delivered to your doorstep at the Sacajawea. From there, head down to Norris Hot Springs, where you’ll find local flavor, live music on weekends, and craft brews to help you soak into the natural waters of the hot springs. Feel that little fall bite to the air while the steaming water envelopes you, and relish the changing seasons while you embrace relaxation.
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