Things to do in the Flathead Valley Montana

Whether you come for business, for pleasure or a little of both, there’s always something to do!

  • Visit Glacier National Park with more than 700 miles of groomed hiking trails, scenic vistas, historic lodges, wildlife, pristine lakes rushing streams.  Yes, Glacier is open in winter!
  • Spend a day on Flathead Lake.  There’s fishing, swimming and boating (choose power, paddle or sail).  Camp or picnic along the shore.
  • Shop till you drop.  Pick up the perfect Montana-made gift. Shops and shopping centers in Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Hungry Horse, Kalispell, Lakeside, Polson and Whitefish have unique gifts, supplies and fun items.
  • Stay a while in one of the valley’s hotels, motels, resorts or B&B’s.
  • Savor a taste of the valley from fine dining to casual cuisine.
  • Enjoy a concert, see a play or visit a museum.

20 things to do in the Flathead

Browse this site for hundreds of things to do in Montana’s Flathead Valley. 

Here are 20 suggestions to get you started

  1. Take a drive along the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
  2. Go back in time at the Conrad Mansion and Museum at Central School
  3. Paddle, raft or float some of the Flathead’s 219 miles of wild and scenic rivers
  4. Enjoy a summer concert at the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival or Festival Amadeus
  5. Play a round at one of the area’s nine golf courses
  6. Browse through Arts in the Park or Bigfork’s Festival of the Arts
  7. Buy Flathead Lake cherries from a roadside stand (or pick them yourself!)
  8. Attend a performance of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse or Alpine Theatre Company
  9. Try the local brews at our craft breweries and distilleries
  10. Hear cowboy poetry and enjoy a chuck wagon dinner or sleigh ride
  11.  Saddle up for a trail ride into the backcountry
  12. Visit a local Farmer’s Market
  13. Enjoy the winter snows on snowshoes, snowmobile or cross-country skis
  14. Take a hike in Glacier National Park or the trails of the Flathead National Forest
  15. Explore the past at the Miracle of America Museum
  16. Appreciate the art of Glacier at the Hockaday Museum of Art’s “Crown of the Continent” exhibition.
  17. Visit Hungry Horse Dam and Kerr Dam
  18. Celebrate everything cherry at Festivals in Bigfork and Polson
  19. Learn more about the wild side with visits to the National Bison Range or Wild Horse Island
  20. Take your time sit back and enjoy the scenery!