Summers in Montana offer many exciting things to do and see other than fishing. A drive up the scenic upper Big Hole Valley to Wisdom through historic Montana ranch country is always a pleasurable day. In Wisdom, you will discover a beautiful Western Art Gallery. Just north of Wisdom, you can view a short documentary of the historic “Battle of the Big Hole” at the Chief Joseph battleground. This is managed by the National Park Service and is very interesting. We also recommend a visit to nearby Bannack ghost town, the former territorial capital of Montana. It’s the best preserved ‘ghost town” in the state. Driving through old Montana is like turning the pages of history books back 100 years. Your guide, Jane Baker, is a retired dean of a local college and it's a hoot just to be with her for a day. Reservations are appreciated and the additional rate is $200 per day (one person) plus venue charge if applicable.
Other options are golf at a nearby Jack Nichlaus course, horse back riding with a guide, soaking in local natural hot springs, biking and hiking the extensive trail systems just outside the lodge gate, innertubing the Wise or Big Hole, shopping and digging for quartz crystals. The opportunities are endless!