(not) Lazy Days of Summer
Summer in the Tobacco Valley offers more than most of us possibly have time to fit in. Perhaps you enjoy hiking in the Ten Lakes area or fishing at Dickey Lake or even going for a swim in Dickey's clear glacial waters. And now we are starting into the huckleberry season, which is a joy for anyone who likes those especially tart blue-purple berries plain or in pies or jam. Grab your bucket and head up into the mountains to find these delicious treasures (but please remember to be bear aware).
Hiking in NW Montana
Many people enjoy hiking in the Tobacco Valley and surrounding areas because of the beauty it offers. There are so many hiking opportunities here for the newest beginner to the expert with countless miles chalked up. We have the magnificent Ten Lakes Scenic Area, trails on the other side of the reservoir like the one to Webb Mountain, and easier ones such as the Murphy Lake Nature Loop or the Kootenai Rails-to-Trails that starts right in Eureka. Whichever one you decide to enjoy, please be aware of trail etiquette to maximize your enjoyment and to help others to do the same.
Summertime Kickoff in Eureka
Celebrate a summertime kickoff with your family and friends in Eureka this Saturday, July 2! There's sure to be something for everyone.
Begin the day at our annual Paws for Pancakes, a fundraiser for the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter. Full breakfast with a Mimosa option, 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Glacier Bank Pavilion. Come support our four-footed pals!
Alan Lane and the 17 Mile Band
It can be hard to say exactly where our community ends. It certainly feels that it stretches south at least to Stryker and over to the West Kootenai. Recently it feels that it just might stretch as far as the Yaak.