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10 Things To Do in Cache Valley This Fall

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

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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

Cornstalks in a corn maze stands against a blue sky
Photo by Kimmy Williams on Unsplash

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!

Photo by Tandoori Oven

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.

Other favorites:

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

A view from the Wind Caves Trail. Photo by Alek Nelson

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.

Popular trails:

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

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