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Flathead Area west of Glacier

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Flathead Area west of Glacier

Just read from seasoned travelers out there that the Flathead area is a "must see".

We'd like to go over there to camp and check it out.

Any suggestions from anyone about what to see, where to stay,etcetcetc.

THANKS for any help.

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1. Re: Flathead Area west of Glacier

All my camping has been in the aprk so I can't help you there. Seek out RIVERDAYS for more of that help and Flathead guide.

Bigfork is the "artsy" town with shops and a theatre in the summer. Whitefish is the party town with great food and bars and also some good shopping. It is a pretty valley and Flathead lake is huge. There is also the Swan valley east of Bigfork for a nice drive.

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2. Re: Flathead Area west of Glacier

I haven't spent an incredible amount of time in the Flathead Valley, but can vouch that Whitefish is a nice town. Flathead Lake is very beautiful. I've heard going to the east side of Flathead Lake to pick/eat Flathead cherries is great! They have fantastic cherries! Big Mountain/Whitefish Mountain is a great idea just north of Whitefish. You can take a ride up to the top of the mountain, do a zip line, or take a "Walk in the Treetops." Just north of Missoula is the National Bison Range, which I've heard is very nice.

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3. Re: Flathead Area west of Glacier

Last summer we stayed in a great little cabin that RiverDays told us about. It was a great way to break up YSNP and GNP. We spent two days and had a blast eating cheeries and jumping off the rocks into the lake...the lake will amaze you!

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