Earlier this week, I grabbed my trusty boots, pinned up my crazy blond hair and headed to one of Northwest Montana’s loveliest locations: The Tobacco Valley.

Located about 45 minutes from Whitefish and approximately five minutes from the Canadian border is the community of Eureka, Montana. Eureka is the hub of the Tobacco Valley and home to about 1,500 residents. It’s also a popular stopping point for travelers going to and from Canada.

But don’t let that fool you. Even though Eureka is home to the Port of Roosville (open 24 hours/day), the area is much more than just a place to cross the border.

During my time in the Tobacco Valley, I strolled through downtown, ate at an organic diner (so good!) and met plenty of friendly warm-your-heart folks.

Mmmm...more, please

And I realized something that I probably already knew: Eureka is a treasure. It’s one of those communities that makes you want to stop and stay a while, golf a round (or two) with a local boy, hit the waters to boat and fish or explore the incredible hiking terrain found all around the valley.

But enough of me telling you about it. Here’s a little peak…

Lake Koocanusa Bridge - the longest and highest bridge in Montana
Stone Hill, located near Lake Koocanusa, is a popular rock climbing destination
Ah, sunset...

For more information on Eureka, click here or visit the Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce website here.

Meet you in the Tobacco Valley…next weekend work for you?


May 12, 2011

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blanch beckes
We were up there third week in Oct headed to Glacier National Park.] Of course most everything was closed down. Stopped and read about tobacco Valley and that the native people there grew tobacco. BUT, we were headed home so did not go and visit the area. Plan on going up to Montana next year (before they close everything down) as from your blog says there is a lot of interesting things to see and do. Thanks for sharing.

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