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What is a Huckleberry? And other FAQ from Montana Gift Corral, the #1 seller of Huckleberry Gifts

What is a Huckleberry?

A huckleberry is a common name for small wild berries that sometimes look like blueberries. The word huckleberry appears to be an American word derived originally from “hurtle-berry,” a corruption of the Saxon heart-berg or “the hart’s berry.” 

Huckleberries range from deep red to purple in color. There’s a ton of range of taste, habitat and appearance because there are over 30 species in North America that people generally refer to as huckleberries. Out of the 7 species that occur in Montana, only two are commonly found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem! To complicate things even further, many of these species classifications are in dispute. The Globe Huckleberry (Vaccinium globulare) and Mountain Huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) are considered the same species by the USDA. 

There are so many fun things to do in Red Lodge MT. Here is a locals guide to what those are!

Things To Do In Red Lodge, MT

 Growing up in Carbon County, I’m familiar with small rural towns. Although these towns may look the same from an outside perspective, each has their own quirky differences. One of the towns that my friends and I still visit often is Red Lodge, MT. There are countless things to do in Red Lodge whether you want to stay in town or head out to the mountains for an outdoor outing. Here are some great things to do in Red Lodge:
September 04, 2020
Explore Yellowstone from Home!

Explore Yellowstone from Home!

Sometimes it's challenging to make it to the places we have always wanted to go. This is why we're bringing Yellowstone National Park to your home! Sit back in comfort, and start planning. Yellowstone National Park is worth the wait, and it will always be here. While the world is on hold, the Bison will continue to roam.
Yellowstone in the Fall

Yellowstone in the Fall

Yellowstone changes dramatically during the transition into winter. Fall in Yellowstone feels different than any other season--the swelling crowds of the summer have dwindled and the feet of snow and bitter beauty of winter seem distant.
Montana's Best Ranches for a Vacation

Montana's Best Ranches for a Vacation

Ranching flows through Montana's history as rich as the gold once flourished through the hills. In this modern age, many of these Montana ranches have transformed into wonderful getaways suitable for families, couples, or even the adventurous traveler. Get up and get out to Montana with a little help from us.
September 20, 2019
5 Unique Montana Attractions

5 Unique Montana Attractions

The great people and charming western towns are the real reason this is called the treasure state. Here at Montana Gift Corral, we want to share some of our favorite unique Montana attractions with you.
5 Best Montana Water Activities

5 Best Montana Water Activities

August is hot and dry in Montana. And if you know anything about the people who live in Montana, many of us don’t have air conditioning. We’re tough like that :) So, how do we cool off? We hit the water! 
5 Healthy Dining Options in Bozeman, Montana

5 Healthy Dining Options in Bozeman, Montana

Bar bites. French fries. BBQ with all the fixins’. Going out to eat can sometimes be a challenge if you’re trying to eat healthily. Fear not, foodie friends! Bozeman has some delicious, healthy options to help you eat right while still enjoying a fun, dining out experience. Here are a few of our favorites! 
Best Family Vacation Destinations in Southwest Montana

5 Best Family Vacation Destinations in Southwest Montana

Montana offers a wealth of places to visit and experience. From Old West heritage to music festivals to the great outdoors, there’s a lot to see and do. When you only have a limited amount of time to enjoy the splendors of Montana, how in the world do you choose? 
5 Waterfall Hikes Near Bozeman

5 Waterfall Hikes Near Bozeman

There are so many amazing waterfalls hikes near Bozeman that it’s really hard to choose. I’ve put together a list of five of my favorites, some well-known and hopefully some new ones for you to explore.