Montana’s Hi-Line stretches the length of the state’s northern border and runs south to the Missouri River as it runs west through Great Falls. In addition to US Highway 2, the railroad is a major feature carrying vital cargo and tourism on the famous Empire Builder Route with important Hi-Line stops starting near Glacier National Park then east to Cut Bank, Shelby, Havre, Malta, Glasgow and Wolf Point, the last stop before North Dakota. Within the miles (and miles) of rolling farmland and prairies is the Fort Peck Reservoir, just south of Glasgow. This water mecca is 134 miles long with 20+ recreational sites on its shores and is a draw each year for walleye fishing during the annual Governor’s Cup. Bordering the reservoir is the Charles M Russell National Wildlife Refuge preserving the high prairie and hill country. This vast open land’s future is looking toward wind farm development in the energy sector, continued strength in agriculture (wheat) and increases in retirees looking for small town living.