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CROWN OF THE CONTINENT

TWO JEWELS: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK AND FLATHEAD LAKE

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
If it's not on your bucket list, it should be


Our corner of Northwest Montana is part of a pristine ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent  Within its 28,000 square mile expanse, the Crown is home to Glacier National Park and millions of acres of wilderness.  Studded with dramatic mountain peaks, waterfalls and deep forests, Glacier Park is just a short drive from Kalispell but when you paddle on its alpine lakes, meet mountain goats on a hiking trail or drive the breathtaking Going-to-the-Sun Road, you’ll feel a million miles from everything. Learn More

FLATHEAD LAKE
Home to the Montana Dragon Boat Festival
 

Thousands of years ago the glaciers that carved the knife ridges and sharp peaks of Glacier National Park pushed their way down the Flathead Valley. When they retreated, they left behind quite a gift. Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the western U.S., is a sprawling blue jewel that covers nearly 200 square miles, has more than 160 miles of shoreline and reaches a depth of 370 feet. Its pristine waters provide unlimited recreational opportunities and trophy-size trout, yellow perch and whitefish. Learn More

KALISPELL IN THE MIDDLE
Discovery in Every Direction

September is a sweet spot in the transition from summer to fall. It's the time of year when local farmers harvest the fruits, vegetables and grains of their labors.  Farmers markets are loaded with fresh vegies, local restaurants welcome you with farm-to-table cuisine and local breweries are pouring their fresh-hopped autumn seasonals.  Days are still long and typically warm and offer ample opportunity to enjoy the myriad outdoor activities Flathead Valley offers. In the middle of it all lies Kalispell, a charming small city with plentiful and unique dining, lodging, shopping and cultural amenities.  Learn More