Whitefish Montana offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Just taking in the scenery is good for the soul!
Whitefish excels in one thing in particular – a very close proximity to a whole host of various outdoor activities. For hiking, Glacier National Park, with its 800 miles of trails, is about 25 miles away. Countless other hiking trails are located in the nearby Swan Mountains and just out of town in the Whitefish Range. More hiking trails are also found in the nearby national and state forest lands that lie just outside of town.
Whitefish has one of the nicest lakes in all of Montana, Whitefish Lake. This beautiful lake, which lies at the base of Big Mountain, stretches for seven miles and is about a half mile wide. Whitefish Lake has clear water and good fishing for lake trout. During the summer, Whitefish Lake is a very popular place for boating.
It is during the winter months, though, that Whitefish really stands out. The Whitefish Mountain Resort ski area lies just seven road miles away.
If cross-country skiing is more your style, fear not. Whitefish Mountain Resort has a small network of cross-country ski trails. Better (and free) ski trails, though, will be found up in Glacier National Park and in some trails maintained by the Flathead National Forest about 10 miles west of town.
Snowmobiling is another popular sport in and around Whitefish. While Whitefish doesn’t receive outrageous amounts of snow (about 70 inches per year), the mountains just outside of town can receive well over 300 inches. Just outside of Whitefish lies the Whitefish Range. This mountain range has miles and miles of forest service roads, a good portion of which become snowmobile trails during the winter months (many of which are actually groomed). If you don’t mind the noise, these trails also make for good cross country skiing too.
You may also enjoy browsing through my photo gallery of scenic photos of Whitefish.
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