Location: Highway 2 and 56; 33 miles east of Bonners Ferry, ID; 107 miles to Kalispell, MT; 135 miles to Spokane, WA. Population: 985. Visitor Information: Troy Chamber of Commerce, 301 Kootenai Ave. Troy, MT 59935. Phone: (406) 295-1064; Website: www.troymtchamber.org and www.cityoftroymontana.com
Popular activities in the area include hiking, snowmobiling, boating, swimming, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing and big game hunting. The fishing is superb in Kootenai River or in the many lakes and streams just minutes from town.
The Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, located just 2 miles from town, is great for big game hunting for deer, elk and bear and for fishing. Cross-country skiing on miles of forest service maintained trails is spectacular.
Located 15 miles southeast of Troy on Highway 56, Bull Lake is tremendous for water-skiers and pleasure boaters. It has two forest service campgrounds and a public beach for swimming. Just beyond Bull Lake, the turnoff for the Ross Creek Giant Cedars Scenic Area leads to a lush hideaway with a picnic area and self-guided nature trail through 200-year-old cedars.
Visit the Revett Minerals Troy Mine for an informative tour to learn all about silver and gold mining. Visitors also enjoy the Troy Museum’s portrayal of local history.
People come from all over the Pacific Northwest to take part in Troy’s Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration, featuring a classic car show, live music all day, food booths, craft booths and traditional quilt show. Roosevelt Park is located along the Kootenai River, offering a boat launch, picnic areas, baseball and soccer fields, a fishing pond, water play area, playgrounds and a skate park. Troy is also known for the Timberbeast, its competitive and state-sanctioned disc golf tournament.
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