10 Reasons Why Montana Is Still The Last Best Place.
I get it, it's become cool to bash everything that's wrong with Montana. It happens all the time, especially on social media sites, folks share their feelings about transplants, traffic, tourists, you name it, we seem to be complaining about it.
Do I get frustrated from time to time with all the things that seem to bother so many of us?
Sure, I do, but in a matter of a few minutes, I can jump in my truck and be in the middle of absolute and total beauty, and that my friends, is one of the many things to love about this place. The positives completely outweigh the negatives and if you don't believe me, I've got 10 reasons why you should.
Small Town Charm
All across Montana there are small towns that look like they came straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. While, Montana has a handful of bigger cities, so much of the state is filled with wonderful, small towns that remind you of the "good old days".
Home to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Montanans have been enjoying these two natural wonders for many decades
With over 50 different State Parks around Montana, there is literally something for everyone. From beautiful rivers and lakes to incredible rock formations with pre-historic fossils, Montana has it covered.
Outdoor Activities All Year Long
Boating, floating, rafting, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, hiking, and the list goes on and on. No matter what the weather is outside, there are multiple options all year long to enjoy the outdoors here in Montana.
While it might not get the national recognition some of the bigger schools receive, the Cat/Griz rivalry is not only one of the oldest in the West, it's huge in Montana and people look forward to the game all year long.
I've been all over the United States and some of the friendliest folks I've ever known are right here in Montana. It's a place where many still know their neighbors and are willing to lend a helping hand whenever it's needed.
Tons of History
From the wild, wild, west to the boom town of Butte, Montana is filled with all kinds of history. Many of the families here in the state can trace their Montana roots back several generations.
Montana is full of amazing scenery and part of that is all of the wildlife that can be found in The Treasure State. From Grizzlies to Moose, from Mountain Lions to Wolves, Montana has it all and as long as you remain at a safe distance, it can be extraordinary to see.
Montana has a ton of nonprofits and they help people all over the state. From returning veterans to kids and those struggling with homelessness or not enough food, Montanans are very giving and they donate millions of dollars every year to help those in need.
While many will say the numbers are dwindling a bit, Montana still has a number of folks that are free-thinking individuals that don't allow all of the rhetoric to determine their opinions. Long known to be more of a purple state than red or blue, Montana is unique in the sense that someone might return from a day of hunting Elk only to donate to the local PBS drive.
Of course, we have our share of issues, and no place is perfect, but Montana is pretty dang close.