Summit Nature Center - Whitefish

The Summit Nature Center is located in the lower level of the Summit House at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Staffed by U.S. Forest Service personnel, the center offers a fun place for families to explore with plenty of hands-on discovery. There are daily wildflower, nature discovery walks, a Junior Forest Ranger Program for kids ages 7-12, Adventure Packs filled with field guides and materials for fun outdoor activities, wildlife and wildflower displays and more.

The views of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley are stunning from the summit, and naturalists on staff can help visitors identify which peaks are which.

The nature center also is the launch pad for adventure, with daily wildflower and "nature discovery" hikes during July and August. The walks are free, and leave at 11:00am and again at 3:00pm.

In the winter the Summit Nature Center is open for those wanting to learn about winter wildlife or wondering which peaks in Glacier National Park they can see.

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Phone: 406-862-1972
Toll Free: 800-858-3930

Take Highway 93 North from I-90 in Missoula. When you reach Whitefish, follow the signs to Whitefish Mountain Resort/Big Mountain, 8 miles outside of town. The Nature Center is located at the Summit House accessed by Chair 1.

June 16 - September 3 December 8 - April 7

Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Walk-Ins Welcome

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