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Preparing for a Montana Vacation

One thing many first-time visitors to Montana miss is that Montana is a vast state. If you overlay it on the northeast, it will stretch from Washington DC nearly to Maine. It is just about the size of western Europe. And the terrain varies widely. Because of the size of the state, it is helpful […] A person hiking on the Continental Divide Trail

HISTORY OF REEDER'S ALLEY

Pennsylvanian, Louis Reeder built this quaint collection of tiny row house apartments that once housed miners and, later, single men of varied occupations. At one time some thirty-two one-room apartments spread along the narrow alley in various buildings. Less than half remain. During those days, as with other services, rent was paid in gold dust. […]

Bike Helena's Guide Local Rides

Helena’s home to the finest biking community in Montana. With our abundance of trails, gravel, and smooth pavement Helena invites cyclists of ALL abilities to our community. The mountain bike trails are the first to open the season, usually, the last to close in the season, and most of our roads are bikeable 10 months […]

Helena Gaels - Local Irish Characters

Guest Blog by Ciara Ryan, Montana History Foundation Thanksgiving Day, 1910, is when one of Helena’s most historic football games was played. Two Montana teams – The Wolfe Tones of Butte and the Mount St. Charles football team – took to the field in competition. However, this wasn’t the type of football you’re probably thinking […]

Helena Bakeries and Cafés

Fresh bread, crisp pastries and frosted cakes. Who doesn’t love visiting a bakery? Helena has plenty of delicious bakeries with hand-crafted baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth! Step into any of the top five Bakeries and gaze across the counter to see beautifully displayed layer cakes, pies and the aroma of fresh baked bread. […]

Helena Coffee Shop Specialties

Coffee lovers rejoice! Helena’s variety of hip coffee spots with tasty pour-overs to the Cup O’Joe on-the-go spots, we have a taste for all caffeine lovers. Coffee Shops Fire Tower Coffee House Located in Historic Downtown Helena, this Certified Organic and Fair-Trade coffee shop has wonderful espresso drinks. Sink into a comfortable armchair and enjoy […]

National Plan For Vacation Day

Visit Helena, is here to tell you to rejoice in 2022 and start using all your vacation days. Buy back your time, don’t let vacation time go to waste this year and plan your family journey in Montana today. Did you know that 29% of Americans left an average of four vacation days on the […]

Explore Cross-Country Skiing near Helena

Cross country (or Nordic) skiing is a sport that allows you to slow down and soak in the beauty around you. Montana is known for incredible natural snow conditions, and in Helena we capitalize on this by exploring the miles of groomed and ungroomed Nordic ski trails sitting right outside our doors in Big Sky […]

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Helena, Montana

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! Make plans to celebrate in Helena! From having a pandemic-friendly New Year’s Eve Party, going out to dinner at your favorite local restaurant, or a night out on the town, Helena is perfect for a Montana New Year’s celebration. Celebrate over Dinner Many local restaurants will be […]

Top 5 Reasons to Shop Local this Christmas

1. Shop local because it’s not shipped from overseas! If you haven’t started your Holiday shopping, start now! With the high possibility of shortages in the supply chain this holiday season, there is a good chance that the popular gifts that are shipped from overseas may not be on the shelf this year. Don’t panic, […]