The main paved road ends and you find yourself on the red dirt road. More mud than dirt this day. You travel a good distance into the woods until you come to another paved section of the road with signs warning that you are passing though private property. Pristine ranches dot the sides of the road as you travel another few miles. Wild life, mainly deer, is obvious. Log cabins, barns, out buildings dot the landscape making you wonder who would want to live way out here. Then you leave the paved road for a couple of more miles and suddenly find yourself in Polebridge, named after the bridge built over the Flathead River linking the North Fork Road in Glacier National Park to Montana Secondary Road 486. There is a ranch along the way called, "A Little Piece of Heaven" and you soon see why.
Arriving at Polebridge there is a sign pointing the way to the General Store and when you turn the corner you are greeted by a large red building with Polebridge Mercantile written across the facade.
The Mercantile is a treat. The inside is covered with old antiques but the best part....it is a bakery as well as a store and what a bakery it is. If you like Huckleberry anything you can get it here. I strongly recommend the Huckleberry Bearclaw. Be sure to take some of the other delights with you as this place isn't easy to get to.
Hope all is well. Thanks for stopping by.