If you haven’t already got your three-day holiday mapped out with activities, here are a few ideas for the long weekend.
Seeley Lake Loon & Fish Festival is happening this weekend. The event is hosted by Alpine Artisians and will host and art sale, wildlife walk, live music, and children’s activities. For a full list of events click here.
Wild Mile in Bigfork-This annual whitewater festival happens every year on the “wild mile” section of the swan river where Kayakers compete for prizes. Spectate or compete, either way, its always a good time. More information here.
Lochsa Whitewater-Memorial Day weekend is notorious on the Lochsa River. River rats from all around are drawn here to give the rushing water a go during spring runoff. If you aren’t experienced in whitewater, it is still a good excuse for a scenic drive and action packed day of viewing all those that brave the Lochsa.
Go Fishing-Opening day for fishing starts today in Yellowstone Park. And this year the limit on non-native fish caught in the park’s Native Trout Conservation Area has been eliminated. That means any rainbow or brook trout caught in the Lamar River drainage must be harvested.
Ride a Bike-This Memorial day, as we remember all who sacrificed for us, let us cyclists also remember the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps at Fort Missoula, Montana, back in 1896. Those are the Buffalo Soldiers you see up there, at Yellowstone. This infantry was established to see if bikes could work for military purposes in mountainous terrain. Seeing as bikes were getting popular and the Europeans had already been using them for both recreation and military use, we decided to give it a look. For the full story click here.
Memorial Day- honor western Montanans’ that have served in the military by attending a parade or other celebration. For a full list of events around western Montana click here.