Cozy Watering Holes

After a morning of exploring Southwest Montana, I find I usually need a mid-afternoon boost of energy. Especially in the winter, I find myself craving somewhere to settle down for the afternoon. Somewhere cozy and warm where I can thaw, chat, snack on something delicious, and, yes, drink something tasty. Fortunately, sitting and chatting over … Read more

Visit Deer Lodge’s Old Montana Prison

For over 100 years the (Old) Montana Prison at the south end of Deer Lodge housed the state’s worst offenders. Perpetually over-crowded and frequently mismanaged, the Prison was finally replaced by a new facility outside of town. Today, the Old Montana Prison, which still dominates Deer Lodge’s main street, houses five museums across 9 acres. … Read more

Helena Area State Parks

The Helena area is home to three very different state parks, all of which showcase different aspects of what makes the state parks system so fantastic. Black Sandy puts water recreation front and center, offering one of the few public points of access for Hauser Lake. Spring Meadow Lake is a popular day option for … Read more