Driving through this part of northwestern Montana you’ll see why Eureka was built up around the timber trade. Once known as the “Christmas tree capital of the world”, it was founded in the 1880s. A quaint town, its ‘Main Street’ Dewey Avenue, still has a number of historic buildings that echo Eureka’s past, including the Farmers and Merchants State bank, which is a National Registered Historic Place. Just a 10-minute drive from this personable town, it won’t be long before you’re browsing its stores and pulling up a chair at one of local restaurants.
About 40-minutes further down the two-lane road lined by forests on either side is Whitefish, Montana, where you can explore antique shops, browse over a dozen art galleries and try a new lunch or dinner spot. Between the Whitefish Theater Company and the O’Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center, you’ll be tapping your foot to the sounds of a jazz concert, laughing out loud at a comedic stage play, applauding a musical performance or listening to a symphony performance. Owning at Wilderness Club allows you to maintain your appreciation for the arts while staying connected to the outdoors.
Photos Courtesy www.visitmt.com and Jack Dewitt