A Fisherman’s Paradise

I was recently driving through Loma, MT on US Hwy 87. It’s a pretty small town with a restaurant and convenience store and now there are 2 cabins for overnight rental and 2 more are planned. I stopped and toured the cabins with the owner, who sounds like an avid fisherman. He said these cabins were built by a fisherman, for fishermen! No kidding! The duplex-style cabins have a laundry facility between them. In the laundry … Read more

An Old West Afternoon

Sunday afternoon was one of those perfect summer days – temps about 90, no humidity, a light breeze, cottonball-like clouds and blue sky. I decided to attend an outdoor concert on the lawn at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT. Music was provided by the Old West Trio, aptly named because they played songs of the old West and there were three of them! A couple seated behind me said they heard this group play … Read more

Summer Kick-Off

I always feel that summer officially begins when Memorial Day weekend rolls around. Communities throughout Montana’s Russell Country take this cue, as all of our seasonal museums and visitor attractions open up at least by Memorial Day. This past weekend I spent some time in Chinook, MT and took in the Memorial Day services there. Community pride shines through as speeches remind us that there is truly a reason for this holiday, aside from getting a 3-day weekend. Through … Read more

Take A Stroll on the River’s Edge Trail

River’s Edge Trail winds its way along the Missouri River as it travels through Great Falls, Montana. This non-motorized use trail is on both north and south sides of the river and bypasses Black Eagle Falls, Rainbow Falls and Crooked Falls.  The trail is paved for approximately 12 miles but as you reach the edges of the city, it becomes gravel for single track use. City parks, historic districts, interpretive panels and ADA access from parking areas combine to make this trail one … Read more

Rodeos and Rhubarb

Conrad, MT offers two days of afternoon rodeos and a variety of community events during their 68th Annual Whoop Up Trail Days June 7 & 8, 2008. The ever-popular Rhubarb Festival will be featured also. The rodeo grounds are about 3 miles northeast of Conrad and easy to find…just follow the pickup trucks! Rodeos start at 2pm Saturday and Sunday. For those who crave a piece of rhubarb pie, roll out of bed when the sun rises and … Read more

It’s a Rainy Memorial Day – Enjoy!

Yup, the rain is looking like a steady friend this Memorial Day weekend in northcentral Montana. Just in time, we have several of our fabulous museums opening their doors to provide plenty of activities for visitors and residents alike. Fort Benton opens the Montana Agriculture Museum, Museum of the Upper Missouri and the BLM’s new Upper Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center today. Many of Russell Country’s visitor attractions are open year ’round and some have just … Read more

Beaver Creek Park Ready for Summer

Beaver Creek Park, located 10 miles south of Havre, MT, is ready for summer recreation. New signs have been erected, existing signage has been painted and a nice dose of rain came this past weekend. The park is a 10,000 acre strip along the north slopes of the Bear Paw Mountains, just south of US Hwy 2. Width of the park is about one mile and it straddles a well maintained, paved road for 17 miles. … Read more