Our favorite places in Montana to float, fish, swim, and paddle with a family. The best places for family-friendly watersports in Montana.
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.
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 …
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Corps of Discovery) spent more time in Montana than any other state. You can visit Montana Lewis and Clark sites today, including Lewis and Clark Caverns, the Great Falls of the Missouri, and Pompey’s Pillar. See an actual Lewis and Clark campsite and William Clark’s signature on a rock. Find out how to visit all the Lewis and Clark sites in Montana in this article.