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Belt cabins and lodges are ideal for family vacations, trips with friends, or romantic getaways. While you’re not relaxing in your beautiful vacation home, you’ll love exploring the local sights.
Belt has a rich history and was originally founded as Montana’s first coal mine by Finnish and Slavic immigrants. Belt’s name originates from Belt Butte, which is a nearby mountain with a dark “belt” of rocks around it. Belt Creek, a tributary of the Missouri River, flows through town.
The scenery along this creek, which is larger than some rivers, is stunning. Belt is a small town, but it really has that “wow” factor! Belt is in The Little Belt Mountains. This pristine, tranquil mountain range is within the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Go for a day hike or go backpacking. Ride a bike or even a horse! There are many ways to explore this remote but accessible area. Visit Sluice Boxes State Park to discover even more of the country’s unspoiled mountainous scenery. This state park offers fishing, wildlife viewing, and exciting river floating. Coal mine remains and historic cabins can be seen along Belt Creek. You will feel the area’s history coming alive as you explore this incredible park.
For even more history, visit Belt Museum to see exhibits all about the town and its origins. The museum is in the building that was the jail during the town’s coal mining days.
After a long day of sightseeing, visit The Harvest Moon Saloon for a scrumptious steak, burger, or salad. They even have chicken nuggets so the kiddos will be happy! Harvest Moon Saloon is so delicious, you may even want to come back the next morning for one of their yummy breakfast platters or breakfast burritos.
Belt Creek Brew Pub is another great choice for dining. With friendly faces, it is a great place to enjoy drinks or a meal before heading back to your comfy cabin rental. They even have live music on most weekends! If you’re in the mood for pizza and bowling, check out Pizza Pro. It’s the only bowling alley in The Little Belt Mountains.
The region is known for its fine craft beers, so be sure to stop by Harvest Moon Brewing Company and visit their tap room. The brewery chose Belt as its location because of the town’s charm and the pure water supply, which comes from Madison Aquifer. A cold, craft beer is the perfect way to end an exhilarating day in Belt!