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Summer in the 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.

In 2021, the park employed a reservation system from May 28 - September 6. We do not know what they plan on doing in 2022, so please check the park site regularly for information on 2022 park policy.

Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the park in summer 2021 (and maybe help you get ahead of the curve for 2022). A couple things to note: you can get into the park without a reservation before 6am and after 5pm or for the day with a tour reservation. We always recommend our guests get an early start if they want to find parking anyways, and if you are just looking to drive the Going to the Sun Road, it stays light late here in the summer so after 5 is an option! If you have a reservation for a guided tour in the park, you can get into the park for that day only without reserving through the ticketed entry system. We try to give out the most accurate and current information, but ALWAYS check the park's website for updates and read through their information carefully before planning your trip!

General: Information    FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions Reservation System: Make a Reservation        Additional Information: Video Info from "Dirt in My Shoes"

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. See information about the reservation system above.

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 10 championship courses, 5 of which are within a 15 minute drive from the resort. Visit Golf Northwest Montana for information on each course, to make a reservation, and book a tee time.


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. 

Rodeo and other horse spectator activities

Blue Moon: Summer Rodeo Series


Majestic Valley Arena:Rodeo, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, and other events and activities


Rebecca Farm: International 3 Day Event - July 20 - 24, 2022


Great Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo: August 17 - 21, 2022 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell



Horse Back Riding

Horse Back Riding is one of the most fun ways to explore the Flathead Valley, Mountains, and surrounding areas!


Artemis Acres: Offers trials rides in Kalispell with views of Flathead Lake

Swan Mountain Outfitters: Glacier National Park trail rides, both in West Glacier and                                                              Many Glacier

Bar W Guest Ranch: Ranch in Whitefish offering trail rides

Snowy Springs Outfitters: Offers day rides and guided pack trips, located in Essex, MT




When you think about hiking in Northwest Montana, you likely think of Glacier National Park! GNP is breathtaking, but there are lots of other places to hike as well with spectacular views, rushing water, peaceful woods, and so much more! 


Whitefish Trails: 42 miles of trails through beautiful woods with 12 trailheads. For bikers, hikers, and horseback riding!


Herron Park: A moderate rated hike with 4 well marked trails totaling in a 7.6 mile loop located in Kalispell, MT


Jewel Basin: In the Flathead National Forest, Jewel Basin includes 15,349 acres with 35 miles of trails and 27 lakes. One of the local favorites for hiking, backpacking, and camping!


Strawberry Lake Trail: Difficult rated, 6 mile hike with many switchbacks


Birch Lake Trail: A moderate rated, 6.2 mile hike near Kalispell. The lake is great to camp near and fish in!


There are so many places to bike in the area! Whether you are a seasoned mountain or road biker or just looking to get some exercise and see some beautiful country, there is a trail for you! Here are some links to help you plan your next excursion. 


Mountian Bikers

       Big Mountain: Whitefish Bike Park offers 30 miles of trails, including a 10 mile cross                                           country network and 22 downhill trails serviced by 2 chair lifts. 

       Herron Park: Located in Kalispell off of Foyes lake road. 

       Whitefish Trails System: Spencer Mountain is a popular part of the Whi

       Reid Divide: Awesome trail located near Tally Lake.


Scenic Rides

       Glacier National Park: The best time to bike the Going to the Sun Road is in Spring                                                          before it opens to Vehicles! Bring or rent a bike or e-bike and                                                        experience the GTTSR in a whole new way. 

       Rails to Trails: Check out the link for a map of the rails to trails system. 

       Whitefish Lake: 22 mile scenic out and back around Whitefish Lake.


*** Check out the rental and guided tour links below for more rides, routes, terrain, and difficulty information. 



         Glacier Cyclery: Mountain Bikes, Hybrids, Cruisers, Kids Bikes, and                                                                           Accessories

         Whitefish Outfitters:  E- Bikes, Guided Cycling Adventures, Clinics, Lessons

         Sportsman Skihaus: Basic Bikes, Fatbikes, Kids Bikes

         Whitefish Bike Retreat: Guided Tours, Lessons, Clinics, and other Activities

         Great Northern Cycle: Bike Rentals

         Glacier Outfitters: Bike Rentals for Going to The Sun Road



Northwest Montana has many beautiful lakes for fishing, there's small and quiet lakes, the largest freshwater lake West of the continental divide, and everything in between! In the Flathead Valley you are sure to find a great fishing spot- with a view!




     Lakestream Fly Shop: Fly shop in Whitefish offering several great flyfishing trip options!       If you are looking for an unguided experience, these guys are happy to help steer you in       the right direction of good fishing. 


     Montana Fishing Guides: Guided fly and float fishing tours with experienced fishermen.


     Hooked On Montana: Clay offers an awesome fishing experience on Flathead Lake!


We are surrounded by some awesome lakes and rivers! 


Whitefish Lake: About a 10 minute drive. City Beach and State Park both have good swimming




    Whitefish Marine: Motorized Boat Rentals

    Marina at Whitefish Lake Lodge: Sport Boats, Cruising Boats, Jet Skis, SUPS, and Kayaks

    Whitefish Lake State Park: Typically Kayaks and Paddleboards for rent

    Whitefish Lake City Beach: Kayaks, SUPs, chairs, river tubes, and more!

    Whitefish Outfitters: Kayaks, SUPs, chairs, river tubes, and more!

    Sportsman Skihaus: SUPs, Inflatable Kayaks, Packrafts, Demo Canoes





Farmers market

There are variety of nearby Farmer’s Markets in Summer with fresh baked goods, fruits, vegetables, and hand-crafted items.


Whitefish Farmers Market: Tuesdays, 5-7:30 PM, May 28th – Sept 24th
                         North end of Central Ave, Whitefish

Kalispell Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9 AM – 12:30 PM, May 4th – Oct 12th
                         Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell

Columbia Falls Community Market: Thursdays, 5-7:30 PM, May 16th – Sept 26th
                         830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls
Bigfork Farmers Market Cooperative: Wednesdays, 3-6 PM, May 15th – Oct 9th
                         Across from Harvest Foods at 8098 Hwy 35, Bigfork
Glacier Farmers Market: Daily, 3-5 PM, May 1st – Sept 6th
                         765 Belton Stage Rd, West Glacier

White Water Rafting

The Flathead River is great for White Water Rafting! Here are some guides that would be happy to take you our on the river! All are located up near the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. 


Glacier Raft Company


Great Northern Whitewater Rafting


Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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.

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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.

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