Photo courtesy: Outlook Inn Bed & Breakfast, Michelle McGovorn
Photo courtesy: John Ansotegui
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Photo courtesy: Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Photo courtesy: MTOT
Visitors will enjoy excellent restaurants, historic sites, and the growing number of businesses that line the hilly, curving streets. A swimming beach, a boat launch and a yacht club surround Somers Bay, at the northwest tip of Flathead Lake, and offer access to water sports and lake adventures.
Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, with over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. The southern half of Flathead Lake is within the boundary of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Flathead Reservation. Recreationists must purchase a tribal recreation permit.
Recreation on and around the lake includes: sailing, power boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. In the summer, roadside stands along the east shore offer a variety of locally grown cherries, apples, plums, and other fruits. There are numerous motels and rental cabins in addition to public campgrounds scattered all around the shoreline.
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, near Somers, is affordable and family friendly. Located high above Flathead Lake in northwest Montana. All slopes are north facing and present consistent snow through mid-April. Blacktail Mountain Ski Area offers more than 13 miles of terrain with 24 named trails, 70 acres of gladed tree skiing on 1,000 acres on Flathead National Forest. There are three chairlifts, and you can enjoy 360 degree views of the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park from Blacktail Mountain. Blacktail Mountain Ski Area includes a beautifully built lodge offering all amenities including fine dining in Muley's on the third floor of the lodge, as well as a very affordable cafeteria.
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