John Steinbeck said, “I am in love with Montana. For other states, I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”
We couldn’t agree more. Montana is home and travel for us. We love nesting in our chosen town at the Original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. And we love traversing the state–climbing mountains, floating rivers, wandering through small towns and large ones (by Montana standards), and getting to know the people that, combined with an astounding landscape, make this state great.
Montana is bigger than many of the countries we visit, so there is a lot to see here.
Our visit to American Prairie Reserve in central Montana was filled with bike rides, hikes, and time spent connecting with each other and the prairie. Here’s everything you need to know to plan your own trip.
From the plains to the mountains, we have the best biking trails and best hiking trails for family fun in Montana.
Our favorite places in Montana to float, fish, swim, and paddle with a family. The best places for family-friendly watersports in Montana.
Explore the Middle Fork Judith River Wilderness Study Area while staying at the Judith Guard Station Forest Service Cabin.
How to rent a Forest Service cabin and what you need to think about when choosing a cabin to rent. I will share reviews of some of my favorite Montana cabins and a few private cabins and yurts, and how to make a hut-to-hut type trip using Forest Service cabins.
How can you see wild horses in Montana or Wyoming? A trip with Pryor Wild ensures a fascinating visit with people who love the wild mustangs.
Expert local recommendations for fun things to see and do during your visit to Billings, Montana, including outdoor activities, food and drink, museums, and active indoor activities.
Planning a trip to Glacier National Park? You’ll find things to do in Glacier National Park, the best hotels in Glacier National Park, and more, from an expert!
The complete guide to planning your Montana vacations: things to do in Montana for families, where to stay in Montana, Montana road trip itineraries, and a city guide.
A few summers ago, my family and I spent a weekend in Butte during the National Folk Festival. The National Folk Festival moves locations every two years, but now we can enjoy the Montana Folk Festival in Butte annually. Besides enjoying the music, crafts and activities, it gave us a chance to explore Butte. Turns …
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