Missoula, Montana: Big sky, bike city, a river runs through it

Missoula MontanaI couldn’t go to Missoula and not share a photo or two.

I love cities that love their citizens, and Missoula had all the appearance of one.

Regular weekday outdoor activities that create space for people to come together as community include “Out to Lunch” food and music on Wednesdays at noon, the most amazing farmers’ markets and craft/flea markets on Saturday mornings and Downtown ToNight food and music on Thursday evenings.

That big sky was just bluer than blue, the air dry, and the temperature was hot for my three day stay.

The city is flat, flat, with wide streets, which makes it an ideal place for bicycling around and you’ll see lots of people, young and old, commuting on bikes. I was able to borrow a cruiser and explored the riverfront bike path and downtown Sunday afternoon.

Clark Fork River Downtown Missoula MTAnd about that river…. the Clark Fork runs through the city. Kayakers can head downtown to play in Brennan’s Wave, a water park right at Caras Park. It was just great fun to be in a city park and watch kayakers at play in these class two rapids.

So go, it’s a great place to visit.

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