Visiting Lincoln, MT in summer?

In the summer, you can retreat to the Bob Marshall Scapegoat Wilderness to commune with nature and recharge. Bring your camera as there are as many deer, elk, bear or moose as there are people! Activities include...

Horseback riding

Fishermen enjoy catching rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout on the Blackfoot River. Yes, the same Blackfoot River made famous by the movie "A River Runs Through It." You can find northern pike at the nearby Seeley or Salmon Lake.

You can also take advantage of these local farmers markets in nearby Missoula and Helena throughout the summer:

  • Missoula Saturday market: Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on the first Saturday of May until the third Saturday in October. The market is located on Pine Street in downtown Missoula, just off Higgins Avenue.
  • Helena farmers market: Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from the last Saturday in April until the Saturday before Christmas. Located on Fuller Avenue between Neil Avenue and West Placer Avenue until November. From then on, it's located at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds through December from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

If you're in the mood for a drive, travel West to the tiny town of Ovando and continue through the Blackfoot River Valley. You can also head north to drive through the beautiful Sun River Canyon. Biking and ATV enthusiasts enjoy the mountainous landscapes in every direction. Are you a hiker or cyclist? Schedule your trip to coincide with the Continental Divide Hikers and Cross-Country Bicycling events.

Looking for a winter retreat?

In the winter, you can bring or rent snowmobiles to enjoy some of the best snow in the Northwest. You can sled right from our front door! We have 250 miles of trails maintained by our local snowmobile club. If skiing is your thing, cross-country skiers will find areas that are easy or challenging. Downhill skiers can choose from several ski areas including Snowbowl, Big Sky and Whitefish.

For a unique wintertime experience, visit Lincoln during February and attend Montana's Race to the Sky dog sled race. This challenging 350-mile race begins and ends in Lincoln and take sledders and dogs through some truly rugged terrain.