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Things To Do In Whitefish, MT

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Whitefish, MT Attractions

Whether you’re visiting during winter or summer, Whitefish has something for everyone. Check out our list below of Things To Do in Whitefish, to help you plan your most memorable Montana getaway!

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Get your giddy-up on this summer! Take a guided tour through the Montana wilderness on horseback.

A little bit of country. A lot of fun!

Click here to ride at The BARW Ranch in Whitefish, or here to learn about Artemis Acres in Kalispell. You can also try here to learn more about a horseback ride in Essex near Glacier National Park.

Hiking and Backpacking are timeless activities spent in the great outdoors! The trails and campsites are endless. The views are breathtaking. And the memories are yet to be made! Whether you want to go on a big or a little hike, there is a trail just right for you. Be sure to check out the links below to the local trail guides and plan your next hike. (And remember to pack your bear spray!)

Click here to learn more about local trails near you.

Water sports are a local summertime favorite. You can kayak, paddleboard, swim at the city beach, go boating, wake surfing, and more! There are 269 lakes in the Flathead Valley, which includes Flathead Lake. There is an abundance of opportunities to splash in our Montana waters!

Click here to learn more about The Marina in Whitefish and here for boat rentals in Whitefish. Click here to find boat rentals for Flathead Lake, and here for boat tours on Flathead Lake.

Great Outdoors

Outdoor Activities in Whitefish

What Whitefish is known for and what you came here for: the great outdoors. Whether you’re visiting in the summer or here for some world-class skiing, the outdoor activities that Whitefish offers, includes everything from water sports, to golf, hiking and so much more!

Jingle bells, wool blankets, and dashing through the snow in a Montana wonderland! Make your memories in a magical, romantic setting; opt to enjoy hot chili along the way. You can also follow up afterwards with an old-fashioned dinner or refreshments.

Visiting in the Summer? Try out an old-fashioned wagon ride, instead!

Click here to learn more about The BARW Ranch, or here to learn about Cripple Creek Horse Ranch.

Whitefish Montana Ski Resort became increasingly popular over the past few years. In fact, Fortune Builders placed Whitefish, MT as the #1 Ski Town (over Vail, CO and Jackson Hole, WY) to buy and hold Investment Real Estate. The Resort also unveiled their new 6-seater chair lift for the 2022-2023 ski season. With shorter lines, better prices, and competitive ski-slopes you will want to return every year! If you decide to invest in a local Vacation Rental, we hope you’ll think of us first!

Click here to learn more about activities on Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort.

Trek the trails on snowshoes, or tread the ice on skates! Whitefish has an indoor skating rink near the base of Whitefish Mountain. Kalispell has an outdoor skating rink at Woodland Park. For snowshoeing, you can find many trails to go on an adventure, with two prominent locations to rent gear!

Click here to learn more about Ice-skating at the Stumptown Ice Den. Click here to find skate rentals for the outdoor skating rink.

To find trails and rentals for a snowshoe journey, click here or here.

Whitefish Dining

Restaurants in Whitefish

With so many amazing restaurants in Whitefish, the only problem you’ll have is deciding where to eat! There’s no shortage of incredible dining in our beautiful resort town. Try as many as you can while you’re here and be sure to let your server know Vacay Whitefish sent you!

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Arts & Live Events in Whitefish

Downtown Whitefish is perfect for anyone who wants to add some big city fun to their Whitefish getaway. Beyond the fine dining and exceptional shopping, Downtown Whitefish is home to some amazing art galleries and extraordinary live events you won’t see anywhere else!


Shopping in Whitefish

Beautiful scenery and vast amounts of outdoor fun aren’t all we’re known for. When you’re ready to come inside from your day outdoors, Downtown Whitefish is the place for you! Enjoy fantastic shopping in quaint, unique boutiques that you’ll only find in Whitefish, Montana.

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