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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.

We know you have lots of questions about the park's reservation system this year (from May 28 - September 6). Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the park this Summer. 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.

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. 

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 21 - 25, 2021

 

Great Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo: August 18 - 22, 2021 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

 

 

Hiking

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! 

Biking

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. 

 

BIKE RENTALS, LESSONS, and GUIDED TOURS

         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

 

Fishing

WaterSports

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

 

 

WATER SPORT RENTALS IN WHITEFISH:  

    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

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.

Horse Back Riding

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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