10 Things To Do in Cache Valley This Fall
Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Cache Valley, Utah, is an amazing getaway location, whether you are looking for outdoor adventure or indoor comforts. During autumn, when the leaves fall and school is back in session, it becomes the perfect weekend trip. Because there are so many things to to do, we've created this list with some of the best things you can do this fall in Northern Utah.
1. Take a drive through Logan Canyon
Deemed a National Scenic Byway, Logan Canyon becomes even more breathtaking as fall colors overwhelm the sharp mountain cliffs and rivers. The canyon is perfect for Instagram, so make sure to bring a camera or phone. You can enjoy the full 40-minute drive to Bear Lake, or take a short 15-minute drive. Either way, you won't regret it!
2. Go on a ghost tour
Each weekend in October, the Logan Downtown Alliance hosts ghost tours that allow you to learn about Historic Logan Downtown's history while getting into the Halloween spirit. As you visit historic sites throughout Logan's city center, members of the Bridgerland Storytelling Guild will explain the stories behind the iconic locations. This event is family friendly, however it is not recommended for small children or those who scare easily. You can learn more about the tours and buy tickets here.
3. Navigate a corn maze
There isn't anything quite like the feeling of crisp fall air while getting lost in acres of dying plants. Luckily, Cache Valley has a couple options for those looking to wind their way through a corn maze: the American West Heritage Center and Little Bear Bottoms. For those inclined to seek out the spooky, both locations also have haunted attractions. Check out their schedules to find the time that works best for you!
4. Eat at a local restaurant
Cache Valley has no shortage of delicious meal options. Whether you're searching for some comfort food or feeling adventurous, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes. Here are a few of the CacheARTS staff's favorites:
An ideal place for brunch, located near First Dam and the mouth of Logan Canyon
Don't let the fact that this restaurant is in a gas station fool you: These Indian flavors are a favorite among locals and Guy Fieri!
Huge burgers. Tantalizing salads. House-made root beer. Beehive Grill has got it all.
Tastes from around the world are available at this eatery. Peruvian dish Lomo Saltado or the Peanut Butter Burger are two of the most popular items.
5. Catch a show at the theatre
In a world full of streaming and Zoom calls, nothing beats live entertainment. Historically known as the "Athens of Utah," high-quality performing arts are present year-round in Logan and Cache Valley. With a historic theatre district in downtown Logan and multiple local theater companies, come see what Logan has to offer.
Live performances this fall:
The Sound of Music, Sept. 17-25, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Sept. 24-Oct. 16, Sky View HS Auditorium, Buy tickets
The Addams Family, Sept. 24-Oct. 23, Pickleville Playhouse, Buy tickets
The Antics Comedy Improv, Every Friday, Dansante Theater, Buy tickets
Sons of the Pioneers, Sept. 27, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
Bye Bye Birdie, Oct. 1-23, The Old Barn Community Theatre, Buy tickets
Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thriller, Oct. 4-5, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
Brentano String Quarter, Oct. 5, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall at USU, Buy tickets
American Festival Chorus and Orchestra: A Season of New Beginnings, Oct. 9, Daines Concert Hall at USU, Buy tickets
Toast: The Ultimate Bread Experience, Oct. 16, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
Julius Caesar, Oct. 19-23, Morgan Theatre at USU, Buy tickets
The Moth Mainstage, Oct. 21, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
Jerusalem Quartet, Oct. 26, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall at USU, Buy tickets
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Nov. 4, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
USU Opera: Cabaret, Nov. 5-6, Lyric Theatre, Buy tickets
American Festival Chorus and Orchestra: Veterans Day Memorial, Nov. 11, Daines Concert Hall at USU, Buy tickets
Legally Blonde, Nov. 12-20, Utah Theatre, Buy tickets
All Together Now Musical Fundraiser, Nov. 12, 13, 15, Sky View HS Auditorium, Buy tickets
Georgia On My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, Nov. 15, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Buy tickets
USU Department of Music Concerts, Multiple dates, USU campus, Buy tickets
6. Go to a USU football game
Aggies all the way! Feel the energy of "The Hurd," USU's raucous student section, as the Utah State football team takes on opponents in the Mountain West Conference and beyond. If you haven't learned the movements for fan-favorite song "The Scotsman" by the end of the game, you haven't done it right.
Buy tickets to football and other sporting events here.
7. Take a hike
Cache Valley has no shortage of trails, and these trails become even more beautiful when fall colors arrive. Those looking for an easy walk or a day-long trek can find exactly what they're looking for.
Riverside Nature Trail: an easy out-and-back trail that stays near the Logan River in Logan Canyon
Wind Cave Trail: a moderate Logan Canyon hike to unique caves formed by wind and water erosion
Preston Valley Trail: a moderate trail with amazing views of Green Canyon in North Logan
Jardine Juniper Trail: a 10.9 moderate trail that takes you to a 1500 year old juniper in Logan Canyon
8. Go on a shopping spree
Is it time for a new wardrobe? Maybe you're looking for a new bike? You're in luck! With Logan's vibrant downtown and other local shops around Cache Valley, there are plenty of places to treat yourself.
Here are just a few notable local shops:
The Sportsman: a shop with all things outdoors, from bikes to jackets to hiking boots
The Spirit Goat: a boutique that smells LOVELY. The shop is full of soaps and other body care products made in store from local resources.
Huckleberry Moose Design: a cute little store full of local products and cute cards at the mouth of Blacksmith Fork Canyon
Love to Cook: Need a kitchen gadget? You'll find it here.
Art Galleries: Logan has multiple galleries, including the Artists' Gallery, Furhiman's Framing and Fine Art, and Logan Fine Art Gallery.
9. Go to the North Logan Pumpkin Walk
A tradition since 1983, the community comes together every year to create awe-inspiring displays and intricately-carved pumpkins at the North Logan Pumpkin Walk. Admission is free and is perfect for the whole family. More information can be found here.
10. Grab a treat from a Cache Valley favorite
After a busy day hiking, shopping, or seeing a show, it's the perfect time to grab some dessert. Cache Valley has multiple great options for treats. Here are a few of our favorites:
Aggie Ice Cream: You can't go wrong with this classic, which some say is the best ice cream in the state
Crumbl Cookies: Did you know the first Crumbl was in Logan? While it has moved locations, you can still grab a cookie from the delicious cookie's hometown
Sweetly Divine: European treats, from crème brûlée to cannolis, can be enjoyed here
Bluebird Candy: Amazing chocolates made in Logan since 1914
Chugz: a college student favorite soda shop with milkshakes, baked goods, and other sweets