One of the best things about bringing your business to Butte and the Montana Connections Business Development Park is the beauty and ease of access to the great outdoors. With endless activities to participate in, Butte, Montana is a great place to live any time of the year. Fall, however, is especially beautiful. Here are five ways you can enjoy fall in southwestern Montana.
Fly Fishing Blue-Ribbon Trout Streams
If you’ve watched the movie “A River Runs Through It” or have seen pictures of Montana’s beautiful rivers and mountain streams, you know that the Big Sky State is an amazing fly fishing location. Montana is home to many Blue-Ribbon trout streams. A few of them are close to Butte, making for the perfect fall fishing trip. Some include the Ruby River, the Big Hole River and the Beaverhead River. You can venture out to the river on your own or go with a guide from one of the local fly shops such as The Stone Fly.
Montana is home to many amazing animals, and while out for a day hike or picnic in Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest near Butte you are likely to see a few. As the weather cools down in the fall, most animals are quite active, making it the perfect time to spot them in the wild. If you spend some time in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest you might see or hear bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose, bald eagles and even grizzly bears or wolves along with many other animals.
Enjoy the Flavors of Fall
There are many local breweries, bakeries and other businesses that create special fall flavors to celebrate the season. From dark ales crafted to complement the brisk fall air to pastries made from huckleberries handpicked at the end of the summer, fall is a delicious time in Montana.
During a typical year, there are many fall festivals and events throughout the state of Montana. The Silverbow County Fair is a fun event full of 4-h exhibits, livestock judging and carnival rides. If you’re looking for a cultural event, the An Ri Ra Irish Festival is a celebration of Butte’s Irish heritage that includes art, dancing, music and more. The Butte-toberfest is another popular fall activity in Butte that includes music, food and microbrews in a family-friendly setting. These and many other fall events have been canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19, but they are definitely worth the wait until they hopefully resume in 2021.
Enjoy a Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
When the air is crisp and the red and orange leaves begin to fall from the trees, a very popular activity in Montana is to visit a corn maze and pumpkin patch. There are many of these throughout the state. The one nearest to Butte is the Beaverhead Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dillon, Montana. While there you can try your hand at navigating the corn maze or bale maze and choose a perfect pumpkin for your Halloween jack-o-lantern. If you’re feeling brave, you can make your way through the maze on one of their haunted corn maze nights near Halloween. Butte residents can also visit the Montana Corn Maze in Manhattan which is just a few minutes farther than Dillon. The 2020 Montana Corn Maze is Lewis and Clark themed and has three different difficulty levels visitors can attempt, making it fun for all ages and skill levels.
While all seasons are beautiful in the state of Montana, the fall colors and activities really make this season special and exciting. Whether you are looking for a fly fishing adventure or a delicious microbrew, Butte is a great place to be in the fall.