Montana has a perfect blend of country living and city life, with expansive wilderness and thriving downtown life there is something for everyone.
In Montana, which is bordering Idaho, Wyoming, Canada, and North and South Dakota there is a town for every preference. The charming city of Butte has plenty to offer with its rich history, unique architecture and thriving cultural life while just outside of Missoula you can find more than 25 wineries in close proximity. Big Sky Country offers breathtaking views from any vantage.
The Blacksmith Institute named Butte one of the top ten places in America for outdoor activities because it has access to over 300 miles of outdoor recreation area. In Butte, people enjoy the Great Western Steak & Oyster Co. or they head to Tin Pot Creamery for some of the best ice cream in Montana.
With so much access to outdoor recreation it is no wonder Butte sees an influx of visitors during the summer months when other states are not as welcoming due to extreme weather conditions such as heat waves or hurricanes making travel unsafe.
The city has also recently seen an influx of new restaurants and bars that have been attracting a younger demographic of residents with their innovative menus and craft cocktails.
The Beartooth mountains are some of the most beautiful in Montana and offer incredible hiking trails as well. The National Parks offer a large variety of wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, elk and moose to name a few.
Red Lodge Mountain is excellent for winter sports, while the area is also known for its fishing.
Red Lodge is a mountain town nestled in the Beartooth Mountains, just a few miles from Yellowstone National Park. There are more than 200 sunny days each year and plenty of snow-covered slopes for skiing enthusiasts all within an hour’s drive into town.
The Rocky Mountain Front offers beautiful views of Glacier National Park and it’s no wonder that this region was chosen to be part of America’s first national park system in 1901.
In addition to numerous rivers and lakes, Montana has over 600 miles of coastline with a diverse marine life population. With so many beautiful sights to see nearby it is no wonder that the cities in Montana are growing and revitalizing their downtown areas with new attractions.
People from all over the country flock to Montana during the summer to enjoy the outdoors at Glacier National Park, Yellowstone or Rocky Mountain National Parks.
Starting out on river rafting trips is a great way to get away from everything and take in the beautiful scenery that Montana offers.
Downtown Bozeman Montana is a hub of culture and entertainment. With galleries, boutiques, breweries, and restaurants downtown Bozeman is the perfect little town for those looking to explore Montana’s urban life.
Bozeman is home to Montana State University and it has been named one of the top places to live in America by Outside Magazine six times. It also ranked number 23 as best place to retire in 2016 on Sperling’s Best Places list according to Money magazine. Bozeman offers residents access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the country with their newly installed fiber optics network, which was made possible through collaboration between MSU, local businesses, and government agencies such as Teton County or Bureau of Land Management.
Miles of scenic hiking trails weave in and out of the city, from rambling forest paths to a paved bike path that stretches nearly 20 miles.
As one travels west, they will find themselves surrounded by large expanses of open spaces which is home to abundant wildlife such as deer or elk. Continuing on this journey brings them into Yellowstone National Park where you can explore geothermal features like Old Faithful Geyser or watch for animals including grizzly bears and bison. This region’s natural beauty has attracted both adventurers and nature lovers alike with places like Paradise Valley providing skiing opportunities during winter months while presenting summertime activities such as horseback riding among their rolling hillsides covered throughout the year in wildflowers.
Downtown Billings Montana is home to the Billings Livestock and Heritage Festival, which is one of Montana’s largest annual events. This festival brings together country music stars, cattle exhibits and horse shows making it a great opportunity for residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in all aspects of life in this region.
The Yellowstone National Park welcomes visitors with its wildlife reserves that make it possible for you to view wild animals in their natural habitat while still being close enough to major cities such as Billings or Helena if you need access to more services than what are offered at the park itself. The variety makes this state an excellent place for people who want something other than just country living; some may prefer a city atmosphere while others might enjoy exploring nature on foot or horseback trails making Montana an excellent choice no matter your preferred way of life!
Downtown Missoula Montana is the place to go if you want a taste of city life with unique boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. In the winter there is plenty of skiing opportunities at many different areas including Big Mountain Ski Resort in Whitefish.
The fishing on Flathead Lake just outside Missoula is excellent!
If you’re looking for more outdoor adventures head up north to Glacier National Park or Yellowstone National Park.