Flathead Lake, MT
Tucked into the northwest corner of Montana, the Flathead Valley is the gateway to Glacier National Park, a World Heritage Site, and home to both the Big Mountain ski resort and Flathead Lake - the largest freshwater lake found west of the Mississippi. Discover picturesque towns, championship golf, museums, galleries, shopping, fine cuisine and a surprisingly mild climate for an area so far north.
The hub of the Flathead Valley is the city of Kalispell. Around Flathead Lake are the communities of Polson, Lakeside, Somers and Bigfork. To the north is the resort community of Whitefish, as well as Columbia Falls. The Greater Flathead Valley also embraces the Glacier National Park gateway communities of Hungry Horse and West Glacier.
Surrounded by national parks, forests and protected lands, the Flathead Valley accesses a wilderness area equal to the size of the state of Vermont. It's all within easy reach with options for every age and ability.
Information courtesy Flathead Convention and Visitor Bureau.