Friends of 2 Rivers
A citizens' organization committed to promoting a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the communities at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Milltown State Park
-Saturday, September 24, 10am-3pm
(Milltown, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and its partners will host a day full of volunteer, recreational and educational opportunities to celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Milltown State Park Bluff Overlook on Saturday, September 24 at 10am.
Montana State Parks is partnering with Friends of Two Rivers, Adventure Cycling, Free Cycles Missoula, Run Wild Missoula’s Back of the Pack group and others for this day-long event. Bike to the park. Plant a tree. Take a hike. Learn about birds and bears and more. Eat a burger and listen to some live music. End the day with an easygoing trail run. These are just some of the activities slated for National Public Lands Day at Milltown State Park.
(Photo: Doug Martin, NRDP, speaks at the Bluff Overlook in 2012. Norman Jacobson photo)
The Milltown State Park Bluff Overlook is open and offers hiking opportunities on the floodplain trails on the south side of the Clark Fork River. Picnic tables on the bluff are the perfect place for a summer picnic. Download the map at the Milltown State Park website, follow the link Trails Map.
NEW TRAILS AND OLD TALES: THAT’S WHAT BONNER IS MADE OF
By Jen Slayden, Make It Missoula
I occasionally enjoy taking the scenic route home to Bonner from Missoula, just to see what is new. I drive via the old Highway 10 which meanders through East Missoula, past Marshall Mountain, into West Riverside, over the bridge to Milltown, and then on into Bonner. Looking back through the rear view mirror of the past twenty years, the physical transformation of the landscape has been remarkable. What once was undeveloped acreage in Bandmann Flats now sits the polished and manicured Canyon River Golf Course and community. As I drive by Marshall Mountain, memories of night skiing take me back to my college days when life was more freestyle in every way.
Today a new scene emerges as I approach West Riverside. A fresh pedestrian trail is materializing at highway 10 and Tamarack road which heads east.
PC: Jen Slayden
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