What to do in Montana, depending on the month of your visit

Montana has a reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. A plethora of activities await beach lovers in this unique state, from winter sports to sea sports, horseback riding, hiking and more. People love to take a scenic trip through the Rockies or one of the longest national borders in the country. Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States, and due to its low population density, it attracts wildlife and birdwatchers year-round. It is unquestionably a dream vacation spot for many all year round. Here’s what to do in Montana, depending on the month you’re visiting the state.

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12 December: Skiing at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

Where would be the best place to spend a twisted Christmas vacation? The Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. Whitefish, located in northwest Montana and accessible by Amtrak, is one of Montana’s most popular winter destinations. The slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort, which are right outside the backdoor, offer plenty of winter fun. The hills offer spectacular views of Glacier National Park and nearby Flathead National Forest on a clear day. Also, there are a variety of restaurants and shops among the hotel attractions on the mountain. The resort also offers comfortable accommodation options, such as ski-in ski-out condos and four-bedroom villas to ensure warm vacation memories.

11 January: Skiing at West Glacier

There’s nothing better than skiing in winter wonderland, West Glacier, one of Montana’s prettiest small towns, and a winter cross-country mecca. This festive village offers easy access to the snow-covered roads of the national park as well as the best cross-country ski trails in the nearby national forest. Other great trails in the area are located at The Rendezvous ski terrain, considered the hub of winter celebrations, including nearly 35 kilometers of trails near West Glacier.


ten February: Spend warm moments in Missoula

The best way to spend the long-awaited night of February 5 is in Missoula. The people of Missoul stay warm and comfortable in the winter thanks to their creative energy. The city is full of cultural attractions throughout the year, and winter is no exception. When it comes to evening entertainment, with weekly movies at the Roxy Theater and live storytelling events at the historic Wilma Theater, Missoula can guarantee romantic times in the air. The city also has a vibrant live music scene that belies its small size.


9 March: soak in the hot springs of Chico

As spring approaches at this time of year, there’s nothing better than welcoming it to Chico Hot Springs while saying goodbye to the last trails of winter. Nothing is hotter than a cup of steaming hot water in one of Montana’s hot springs while relaxing and getting away from the daily grind. Chico Hot Springs, for example, located in Paradise Valley near Pray, Montana, is one such well-known attraction. This renowned attraction offers much more than a dip in one of its two outdoor pools. The resort offers a variety of lodging alternatives, but is best known for its dining room, offering some of the best dining experiences in Montana.


8 April: Cycling in Glacier National Park

Spring is a time to make the most of mother nature and enjoy the seasonal vibes. There’s nothing better than taking a bike ride through one of Montana’s best parks, Glacier National Park. The famous and beautiful Going-to-the-Sun road is a must-do bike ride, especially in the spring when you can enjoy it before it opens to vehicular traffic. Visitors and explorers can take their biking experience to the next level by renting an e-bike from Glacier Guides.

  • advised: The Apgar cycle path in the park is ideal for families with young children.


7 May: Enjoy the cherry blossoms around Flathead Lake

Montana has some of the tastiest cherries in the entire world, and the state has become famous for its exquisite Flathead cherries. Flathead Lake is beautiful any time of the year, but it becomes even more alluring when surrounded by cherry blossoms. The cherry trees are in full bloom from early to mid-May and the lake is lined with orchards. It undoubtedly offers the most beautiful panorama of the orchards and is worth the detour!


6 June: Granite Peak Hike

The weather is warming up but light enough to enjoy the best hikes this time of year. Montana has some of the most beautiful mountains and the views from the top of one of these towering beauties are truly breathtaking. In the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area, Granite Peak is a must for expert hikers. At 12,807 feet above sea level, Montana’s highest natural peak is considered one of the toughest climbs. But people shouldn’t worry because there’s a trail for everyone in Montana, and first-time hikers can enjoy a variety of short trails in the area.

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5 July: Get in the water

Cooling off from the scorching sun is easy with Montana’s calm mountain lakes and long, wide rivers. Water sports such as boating, sailing, and jet skiing are popular on large lakes like Hebgen, Flathead, and Whitefish Lakes. Smaller lakes, such as Hyalite Reservoir, are better suited for activities like paddling, canoeing, and kayaking.

  • Point: For an enhanced relaxation experience, visitors can rent inner tubes and float down the Madison or Flathead rivers for a relaxing experience.


4 August: Picking blueberries

Apart from conventional water activities, picking blueberries and trying the heavenly taste is a must. In fact, Montana villagers consider their tiny sour berries to be pure gold and incorporate them into almost all of their products. Everything from taffy to hand soap and ice cream made with the scrumptious treat is available. Depending on the weather, they are usually ready at the end of July or the beginning of August.


3 September: National Bison Range Tour

The last days of summer are the best time to enjoy a few excursions, and there’s no better activity than exploring the National Bison Range. Located at the base of the Mission Mountains, the range offers beautiful views and wildlife viewing. The animal sanctuary is the ideal destination to spend a memorable day with the children.


2 October: Visit to the Museum of the Rockies

The ideal destination for children and the whole family during the weekend is the Museum of the Rockies. Located in Bozeman, Montana, one of the coolest cities in America, this museum is a must-see. It is part of the Smithsonian Institute and is well known for its dinosaur exhibits. Eggs, skeletons and realistic reconstructions of many species are among the exhibits. The collection also houses the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus skull and “Bike Mike”, a T-Rex skeleton.


1 November: Ghost Town Castle Tour

To stay in the spooky Halloween mood, Castle Ghost Town is a must visit. Montana is home to several towns that were founded and then closed due to the silver rush of the late 19th century. Castle is one such town that has become a major attraction in the region today. For example, this town had a school, a prison, several stores, 14 saloons and seven brothels at its height. It was, without a doubt, a tumultuous city.

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