Big Timber, Montana –Situated between Bozeman and Billings, this town of 1,653 people maintain the historic feeling of their town while welcoming visitors for adventures in the Crazy and Absaroka-Beartooth mountains as well as fishing, camping, and other outdoor recreation on the Boulder and Yellowstone Rivers.  http://www.bigtimber.com/

Choteau, Montana – Known as the Front Porch of the Rockies, Choteau is rich in dinosaur biology.  Dinosaurs used the area around Choteau as a breeding ground millions of years ago and paleontologists have discovered eggs and bones there.  You’ll want to visit Egg Mountain nearby and enjoy the Dinosaur Trail as well as camping, skiing, wildlife viewing, and fishing in this charming Montana Town, population 1,694 people.  https://www.visitmt.com/places-to-go/cities-and-towns/choteau.html

Stevensville, Montana – Recognized as the first permanent settlement in Montana, Stevensville was established 48 years before Montana became a state and originally called St. Mary’s.  Rich in history, the townspeople, 1,809 strong, sponsor a Scarecrow Festival in September and encourage visitors to enjoy the mild climate and endless outdoor recreational activities.  https://stevensvillemt.org/

Augusta, Montana – It’s really small, with 315 permanent residents, but they can show you the “Last Original Cow Town in the West” where you can swap tales with cowboys and back-country wranglers. Located west of Great Falls and north of Helena, Augusta serves as the trailhead to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.     https://augustamontana.com/our-town

Eureka, Montana – Making sure visitors enjoy the beauty of the Tobacco Valley in this small town near the Canadian border, the 1,100 residents will show you true small-town hospitality.  Be sure to visit the Tobacco Valley Historical Village, a collection of restored buildings, as well as Lake Koocanusa and the Ten Lakes Scenic Area.  Surrounded by the Kootenai National Forest, there are ample outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking and fishing. https://glaciermt.com/community/eureka

Thompson Falls, Montana – this lovely town of 1,394 people was named after a fur trader named David Thompson and the spectacular natural waterfalls on the Clark Fork River. Mining played a large part in the lives of early residents when gold was discovered in the nearby mountains of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in 1881.  Today, with Thompson Falls State Park nearby and plenty to do in town, you’ll have an exciting stay here.  https://local.aarp.org/thompson-falls-mt/recreational-activities/