COLUMBIA FALLS | HUNGRY HORSE | WEST GLACIER
On Glacier Park's doorstep, these towns offer stunning scenery and easy access to the park.
Wildlife, literally out your back door. Fishing, rafting, hiking, just minutes away. Colombia Falls is a small bustling town with a great golf course. Gateway to the North Fork of the Flathead River, the wilderness village of Polebridge, Bowman and Kintla lakes.
Bigfork is renowned for its theater, art and music festivals, fishing, boating, kayaking, and world class golf in summer, the Christmas Village and nordic track in winter, and dedicated core of community volunteers.
The 28-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, annual Whitewater Festival, summer Festival of the Arts, and world-renowned Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop, along with its quaint Montana atmosphere and many superb restaurants, make Bigfork Village an exciting place to live.
The beating heart of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell retains its historic Old West vibe while offering a bustling local shopping district, festivals, big box stores, professional services, and a state-of-the-art hospital.
Stock up the cabin at Costco or explore original art at local galleries. A thriving rodeo culture, great restaurants, golf, extensive public parks, and a state of the art hospital, make Kalispel a smart city to call home.
POLSON | LAKESIDE | SOMERS
Sailing, cruising, swimming and fishing with ever-changing views.
Flathead Lake communities are more laid back. People slow down to absorb the mountain views and many faces of the lake. Pick cherries at an east shore orchard. Kayak or motor boat to a dockside restaurant. Hike and explore Wild Horse Island--spot the herd of wild horses, or trophy-size mountain sheep, elk and mule deer--while enjoying panoramic views of Flathead Lake.
The Valley's hot spot for nightlife, parties, and music. Ski-culture imbues the community with a young, free-spirited vibe. The bustling historic downtown thrives year-round with its eclectic restaurants, bars, and a wide array of interesting shops.
Winter and summer recreation abound here. Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort--year round mecca for skiers, snowboarders, hikers and mountain bikers--towers above the busy village, just minutes away. Stunning Whitefish Lake buzzes with activity all summer and fall, as do two world-class golf courses.