10 Fun Things To Do In Lewistown, MT

If Central Montana is the Heart of the Big Sky, then Lewistown would be one of its main
heartbeats. Geographically considered to be the center of the entire state, Lewistown is a place
of grit and charm and beauty all its own.

If you are coming into town via Highway 87 from Great Falls, you will catch the full scope of
Lewistown’s hidden nature. Dropping down Mainstreet hill, you get a full purview of the major
downtown with the Judith Mountains as an eye pleasing backdrop.





Coming from the east, well, you get to go over the great divide and see where the plains meet
the mountains.

If you find yourself visiting Lewistown, here’s a list of 10 things you can do while enjoying your stay.

  1. Walking and Biking Trails

    The Lewistown trail system has 24 miles of paved and graveled trails that meander along Big Spring creek and link the downtown, schools, and parks.  It’s a great way to explore Lewistown by foot or bike and get some exercise while on your travels. Given that Lewistown is surrounded by 3 mountain ranges, the views won’t disappoint while you explore the trails.

     2. Limekiln Hike

If you’re looking for a fun day hike, then Limekiln Loop Trail is a great option. Just
outside of Lewistown, Limekiln Loop Trail is 7 miles long and gains about 1,000 feet in
elevation. The trail is rated intermediate but is well maintained by the BLM. Click here
to learn more about Limekiln Loop Trail.





  1. Crystal Lake

One of Lewistown’s true gems, Crystal Lake offers several activities for any outdoor
enthusiast. If you’re looking to relax on the water, catch some trout, hike to the ice caves,
or just enjoy some time with family and friends around a campsite, Crystal Lake will
leave you with many memories.





  1. Float Big Spring Creek

It might be the winter months right now, but if you get the chance to visit Lewistown in
the summer, be sure to take a float on the iconic Big Spring Creek. It’s the perfect way
to cool down on a hot day!

  1. Ackley Lake

Ackley Lake State Park is a local favorite of Lewistown residents. Approximately 30
minutes west of town, Ackley Lake features 23 campsites for you to set up shop and get
some fun time in on the water. Click here to learn more.





  1. Central Feed Grilling Company

Has all this outdoor activity got your appetite running full speed? If so, then
Central Feed Grilling Company is the place to fill up your tank! Featuring its own microbrews
and a menu that is sure to satisfy.

  1. Bird Watching

Central Montana is famous for its bird watching opportunities, and Lewistown is a prime location.
From pheasants to eagles and sand cranes to owls, bird watching around Lewistown will
only add to your outdoor experience.

  1. Festivals

When it comes to a festival, Lewistown is always ready to step up. From the
Chokecherry Festival (Lewistown is famous for its chokecherry picking spots) to the
Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Lewistown’s central location is ideal for a fun filled
festival. To see what festivals or gatherings might be happening when you are in town,
click here.

  1. Central Montana Rodeo and Fair

Who doesn’t like a good rodeo? The Central Montana Rodeo is one of the best in the
state, drawing top talent from around the country. If you’re in town during the last week
of July, then be sure to get your tickets and enjoy a grand show that all the
hardworking cowgirls and cowboys give their all to put on.  Make sure you don’t miss out on the fair.  Rides, games and food galore!  A good time for all ages.

  1. Downtown

Every rural town in Central Montana has its charm, and Lewistown is surely one of them.
It’s an easy walk up and down Main Street with lots of window shopping and boutique
opportunities. If you are looking for that perfect unique gift to take home, you may just
find it in Lewistown’s downtown.

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