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Things To Do In Flathead Valley

Glacier National Park

With over 700 miles of trails, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and serene lakes, Glacier National Park offers adventures for everyone. The West Entrance to the park is a short 35-minute drive from Haymoon Resort. To learn more about Glacier National Park and to plan your trip, visit the following websites: Glacier National Park and Glacier Park Foundation.

Going-to-the-Sun Road

Enjoy the mesmerizing experience of traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a 50-mile, two lane, paved road that spans the width of Glacier National Park. Cross the Continental Divide at 6,646-foot-high Logan Pass in your own vehicle or take the free shuttle to take in the spectacular views of striking mountains, deep valleys, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and wildlife. The road is typically fully open from late June to mid-October. Check the park website for further information.

Golfing in the Flathead Valley

Northwest Montana has been named one of the world’s top 50 golf destinations by Golf Digest and is home to 9 championship courses. Visit Golf Northwest Montana for information on each course, to make a reservation, and book a tee time.

Town

Explore the picturesque towns of Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork which are all in close proximity to Haymoon Resort. Enjoy shopping, dining, live entertainment, and seasonal festivities year-round. There are variety of nearby Farmer’s Markets in Summer with fresh baked goods, fruits, vegetables, and hand-crafted items.

Welcome Horse Enthusiasts and Competitors

Haymoon Resort is located a quick 10 miles from Rebecca Farm, which hosts the annual Event at Rebecca Farm as well as Skijoring and much more. We are located 4 miles from the Majestic Valley Arena, which hosts a variety of events year-round and is home to the Brash Rodeo Winter Series, running from December – April. The Blue Moon also offers a Summer Rodeo Series which is fun for the whole family.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Whether you are an expert skier/snowboarder, or you are out for your first time, Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain) is a world-class Ski Resort, offering a first-class experience. Big Mountain is also a great location for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is on the Southern End of the Flathead Valley offers a variety of runs. Check out the websites for the snow report, ticket details, and more information.

Cross Country Skiing

The Whitefish Golf Course turns into the Glacier Nordic Center in the winter offering miles of groomed trails for cross-country and skate skiing. Information on other groomed trails in the Valley can be found on their website.

Snowmobiling

The area is abundant with groomed snowmobile trails. Bring your own sled, rent one locally, or take a snowmobile tour. There are several outfitters including Whitefish Marine, J&L Snowmobile Rentals, and Swan Mountain Snowmobiling.

Dog Sledding

Tour the wild of Montana with a truly unique experience. Embark on a dog sledding adventure and explore the backcountry of Northwest Montana, pulled by Alaskan Huskies. Learn more.

Whitefish Winter Carnival

Take in the “wonderful weirdness” of the Whitefish Winter Carnival. Spanning several weeks in January/February, the Whitefish Winter Carnival features Skijoring, the Penguin Plunge, the Grand Parade, and much more.

Popular Activities

The following are other popular activities in the Flathead Valley. Please let us know if you would like suggestions for outfitters, guides, or nearby equipment rentals.

  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Fly Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Boating
  • Hunting

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