Whitefish, Montana has to be one of the best towns in the United States for outdoor activities, and is a terrific base for Montana vacations. The town, located in northwestern Montana, sits in a beautiful valley, surrounded on three sides by mountains, one of which is home to Whitefish Mountain Resort.
A short walk from the downtown along the city’s bike path will bring you to the foot of Whitefish Lake, which sits right below the resort. Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake are each only 45 minutes away. Here, you’ll find plenty of things to do.
The town has terrific lodging and hotel options, great restaurants, and a brewery. From here it’s just a short drive to some of the best rafting, skiing, hiking, golfing, fly fishing and horseback riding vacations Montana has to offer.
While it’s full of all the modern amenities you’d expect in a vacation town, it has managed to maintain the rustic feel of it railroad days, when it was known as “Stump Town.”
Here you can kick back and relax with the locals over a cup of locally-roasted coffee at Montana Coffee Traders, known by some locals as “Whitefish’s living room” for its friendly, chatty atmosphere. You can grab a burger, fries and a locally brewed beer at The Bulldog, and you can stay right on the edge of the lake and the entrance to Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain resort) in place like the Lodge at Whitefish Lake.
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