York, Montana

Photo of the historic York Cemetery
The historic York Cemetery dates from the 1860s. The hike up to its overlook position is worth the trip.

York began as "New York", a mining camp in the Big Belt Mountains east of Helena. Surrounded by outcrops of ore extruded through ancient layers of seabed, York survived as a small community away from main transportation routes while mining, logging and recreation activities sustained it over the years. Its picturesque setting makes it an attractive home for commuters and retirees.

The York Historical Society hosts activities throughout the year and maintains a museum in a restored log cabin from early days.

Photo of A Restored Miner's Cabin
A Restored Miner's Cabin is One of York's Historic Sites.