Seasonal Fun in Evanston

In Evanston, having a blast is a 365-day affair. There’s something to love about every season here, and deciding when to visit might be the hardest part of booking your Evanston adventure. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy our town throughout the year:


For travelers who can’t get enough of the Western sun and heat, summertime has a lot to offer in Evanston. This is a stellar time to enjoy the great outdoors and get the most out of Wyoming.

Bear River Greenway is a must-visit spot during the summer months. Here you’ll find over 16 miles of trails that run right through downtown Evanston. Bike or hike the trails to find hidden gems around every corner. Stop at Bear Meadows for a serene picnic, take a dip in Bear River, or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding on Bear Pond. The choice is yours!

Golf lovers rejoice! Spend the day at Purple Sage Golf Course this summer, taking in the natural beauty of the area while you tee off. Afterward, catch one of Evanston’s many summer festivals and events to round out a perfect day.

Fall & Spring

Our fall and spring season are short in Evanston, but we think these months are a fantastic time to visit.

Fall is a great choice if you want to beat the heat and experience our cozy side. To see the best display of fall colors, head to Bear River State Park for a serene hike. Here you’ll have 324 acres to explore along several miles of marked trails. It’s also a great time of year for mountain biking, as you’ll be able to see the surrounding Wyoming landscapes ablaze with hues of red, yellow, and orange while you ride.

If an autumn road trip is more your speed, you can also explore the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway, which runs through South Evanston and expands into Utah. Enjoy the crisp fall air while you drive, stopping to take photos of the awe-inspiring landscapes and colors along the way.

Spring also has its perks. The nature surrounding our community comes to life in a blanket of brightly colored blooms in the springtime, making it an equally as enjoyable time to visit Evanston. Whether you go out for a hike at Bear River State Park or hop in the car for a cruise along the scenic byway, you’ll have a blast spotting flowers and wildlife.


Evanston becomes a full-blown winter wonderland when temperatures plummet. We embrace the cold here and have plenty of seasonal activities for winter lovers. Our beloved Purple Sage Golf Course transforms into a cross-country skiing course in the snowy months, and you can enjoy activities such as sledding and wildlife viewing at Bear River State Park. 

We also love going ice skating at the ice ponds near the River Walk, and you can rent your skates at the Evanston Recreation Center. Freezing temperatures won’t stop us from enjoying the rugged outdoors in Evanston, and you can make the most of it by staying in a yurt! Contact Evanston Parks & Recreation to make it happen.