Summer has officially started and we’ve started our summer bucket list. Helena and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer and we plan on taken advantage of it all. Here’s a few things on our summer bucket list.
Kayaking/Paddle boarding – Helena’s not only central in Montana but also offers abundant access to water. Top on our list is to kayak, paddleboard or float one of the many waters, Spring Mountain Lake if it’s just for the afternoon, Park Lake, Lakeside, or the Causeway if we have a little more time and the Missouri, Dearborn River or Trout Creek if we want a full day float with great fishing!
Last Chance Tour Train – An exclusive attraction to Helena is our Tour Train, offering historic tours of Helena in the open-air tour trains. It’s a fun way to see beautiful and historic Helena.
Hiking/Biking – Another one of Helena’s assets are our open lands, forests, and mountains and we can’t wait to check off our list a couple hikes up Mount Helena City Park and hit a couple bike trails. Helena was the only place in Montana to earn a spot on National Geographic Magazines recent list of America’s top 20 mountain bike towns.
Drive-in Movie – Although Helena doesn’t have a drive-in movie theater it’s on our bucket list, so we’ll head on over the short drive to Rocker, Montana to sit in the bed of our truck with an air mattress and watch a current flick at Silver Bow Drive In.
Gates of the Mountains – Nestled half way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks sits the Gates of the Mountains. Located 20 miles north of Helena we are one of Montana’s not to miss destinations.
Disc Golf (Folf) – Did you know that Helena is the birth place of Disc Golf in Montana. Helena has more Folf courses than any other town in the state.
And of course we will hit the usual events, like Alive @ 5, the Last Chance Stampede & Fair, Brewers home games, Symphony of the Stars, Farmer’s Markets. There is honestly too much to list and we can’t wait to start checking off the boxes on our list! Hope to see you out there!