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Saunter With a Naturalist – May

May 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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$5 – $10

Evening: May 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Morning: May 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Join us this month for a new saunter location! Milltown State Park Overlook Trailhead

COST: $5 MNHC members/$10 non-members.

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Bring your curiosity and your own naturalist knowledge and join MNHC Naturalist Ser Anderson on a naturalist saunter. We will focus on exploring the changing seasons, making observations, following our curiosity, and learning from each other. Whether you are an experienced naturalist or just starting out, this walk is for you! Everyone has something to learn and knowledge to share.

Milltown State Park Overlook Trailhead

Location Info:  The site of a federal Superfund dam removal and river restoration project, Milltown State Park is a small but diverse landscape, ranging from restored river bottoms and mature cottonwood stands to a conifer forested bluff above the confluence and dramatic rock cliffs over the Clark Fork River.  The multitude of habitats are home to a wide range of birds and plants. The overlook area trail is mostly flat for the first .2 miles and then switchbacks down fairly steeply to the floodplain below.  The mile-long loop around a series of ponds on the floodplain is mostly flat.  Sections of the trail are very narrow making this location not ideal for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs. Hiking poles recommended.

Directions: Starting in East Missoula, head northeast on Highway 200.  Turn right onto Speedway Avenue by the Sha-Ron Fishing Access.  Turn left onto Deer Creek Road (before Speedway goes up a hill).  Follow Deer Creek Road around a big curve through the Canyon River Golf Club, under I-90, past one Milltown Dam SP parking area and bear left as the pavement ends to drive up the hill to the overlook trailhead parking area.

Group size is capped at 10 people.

Registration is required.

View our cancellation/refund policy here.


What’s the refund policy?

  • The course fee is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. In light of changes to programming due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will make exceptions to its normal refund policy. These exceptions are as follows:
  • Any programs cancelled by the Montana Natural History Center are eligible for a full refund.
  • In the event a program fee can be rolled over to a following cycle or year, that offer will be made available to the paying program participant, and a spot will be reserved for the participant.
  • If a program is cancelled by a participant due to reasonable health and safety concerns from exposure risk to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Montana Natural History Center will issue a full refund.
  • If any participant experiences major illness, injury, or loss of a family member prior to the start of a registered program the participant is eligible for a full refund.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


May 25, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Milltown State Park
1353 Deer Creek Rd
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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(406) 542-5533
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