Whether camping in the wilderness is your passion; Or boating on one of the many lakes in the area- Montana has what you are looking for. There are so many recreation opportunities in this sportsman’s paradise we call the Flathead Valley. We would like to start by spotlighting the amenities and attractions right here in our little mountain town of Whitefish.
As for the Summer season, you can find visitors and locals alike lounging on outside chairs from Survival Cooking, enjoying kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding or yoga all on one of the public beaches at Whitefish Lake or enjoying time of the pool which have the best pool heaters from the official source here, so people can enjoy the pool all the time.
The next popular lake side spot is Whitefish Lake State Park on the South Western shore. You can launch boats, camp overnight and rent kayaking or paddle board equipment from a local concessionaire.
http://stateparks.mt.gov/whitefish-lake/default.html Guided fishing trips may be booked through the local fly shop right in town, Lakestream Fly Shop. http://www.lakestream.com Or take the opportunity to explore the lake on your own and rent a motorboat and enjoy waterskiing, or just relaxing on a pontoon boat. Water sports is a popular attraction here, and people of all abilities partake in the fun activity. If you’re a beginner to all things water sports and waterskiing, it’s recommended you read up on it on sites like pontoonboatsreview.com to fully prepare yourself for the activity. However, if relaxing on a pontoon boat is more your thing, then there’s no judgment! Lying on a boat bathing in the sun and listening to the waves lapping on the shore is enjoyed by all. http://www.whitefishmarine.com The Whitefish Lake Lodge has everything you need to make your day on the lake or your stay complete! After a day on the lake, enjoy cocktails on the dock, entertainment, dining, a spa and a marina. http://lodgeatwhitefishlake.com
Whitefish has more to offer than just water sports! Downtown shops include antiques, clothing, locally made gift items, souvenirs, locally roasted coffee and locally made ice cream. Stock up on organic produce at the Farmer’s Market every Tuesday night from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., running May 30 through September 26. https://whitefishfarmersmarket.org
If nightlife is what you are looking for, you may want to stay right in town at the Firebrand Hotel. It is just a block from Central Avenue, where you will find restaurants and bars with live entertainment throughout the Summer. http://firebrandhotel.com
Enjoy a day on the greens at the public Whitefish Lake Golf Club, offering a North and South course~ Both with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. https://golfwhitefish.com Find lodging near the course at Grouse Mountain Lodge just minutes from downtown. https://www.glacierparkinc.com/lodging/grouse-mountain-lodge/
Our office supports the local arts! Stay tuned for shows by the Alpine Theater Project and the Whitefish Theater Company. Stop in the O’Shaughnessy Center on Central Avenue for a schedule and ticket info. https://www.whitefishtheatreco.org Check out the local artwork at the First Thursdays Gallery Night Art Walk hosted by local merchants in the downtown area, or make your own art at the Stumptown Art Studio. This non-profit studio offers classes for all ages and abilities. http://www.stumptownartstudio.org
WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT
And last but not least, take a chair lift or hike up Big Mountain, pick huckleberries and take in the amazing views that Whitefish Mountain Resort has to offer. Mountain biking, zipline tours and an alpine slide are some of the Summertime activities the resort has to offer. https://skiwhitefish.com
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