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Whitefish, like other towns in the Flathead Valley, offers close proximity to year-round outdoor recreation. Located just minutes from one of Montana's largest ski resorts, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and about 25 miles west of Glacier National Park Whitefish offers a wide array of activities such as snow skiing, snowmobiling, photography, hiking and biking trails. The Whitefish and Flathead Rivers provides fishing and whitewater rafting opportunities. Explore this page for more information on what to do in Whitefish.
Photograph the great outdoors guided by a professional photographer whose work has been published in numerous national and regional publications, calendars, books, and advertising campaigns. Photo workshops range from experiencing Montana's Mission Valley in spring, shooting the Palouse of Washington at harvest time, to photographing Glacier National Park in fall colors. Chuck captures the world he lives in with a distinct and eloquent style matched with the enthusiasm he holds for the activities he enjoys such as hiking, biking, canoeing, and skiing. Chuck's stock photography offers masterpiece after masterpiece.
Montana is legendary for its fly fishing. Experience it yourself on the waters surrounding Glacier National Park. We offer daily and multi-day guided trips on the North & Middle Forks of the Flathead River and multi-day trips into the Great Bear Wilderness to fish the acclaimed Upper Middle Fork. This is prime habitat for Westslope cutthroat and rainbow trout. Bring your own gear of we will supply all you need. We also provide instruction on our private ponds. www.glacieranglers.net
Dog Sled Adventures Montana. PO Box 34, Olney, MT 59927. Phone: 406-881-2275.
Two Bear Marathon
26.2 mile long coarse.
Whitefish Arts Festival - July. Depot Park. Phone:
Fine arts and crafts, local musicians and vendors.
Whitefish Winter Carnival - February
A wide variety of activities, parade, firework display, vendors and more.
Lakestream Fly Fishing Shop. 15 Central Avenue, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-1298; Fax: 406-862-6521.
Montana River Anglers. 415 Blanchard View Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-3448.
Stump Town Anglers. 419 East 2nd Street, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-4554.
Diamond R Ranch. PO Box 4012, Whitefish, MT 59937. Toll-free: 1-800-597-9465.
Iron Horse Golf Club. 2150 Iron Horse Drive, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-863-3100; Toll-free: 1-877-612-5900; Fax: 406-863-3120.
Whitefish Lake Golf Club. 1200 Highway 93, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-4000; Fax: 406-862-5290.
Gaynor's RiverBend Ranch. 1992 KM Ranch Road, Whitefish, MT 59937. Phone: 406-862-3802; Fax: 406-862-4158.
Glacier Nordic Club. PO Box 403, Whitefish, MT 59937.
The Whitefish Trail System is located west of Whitefish, accessed by Highway 93. Twelve miles of natural surface trails for biking, hiking, running and walking.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
A Fisherman's Guide to Selected Lakes of Northwest Montana, Volume 2 by John E. Moore. This book provides detailed information on the lake and surrounding area, plus directions and fishing tips. All lakes in this book have been personally visited, photographed, and in most cases fished by the author. Order now...
Montana's Best Fishing Waters by Wilderness Adventures Press and Inc. Comprehensive map book with information to official access sites with GPS coordinates, boat ramps, campgrounds plus roads and trails to access every stream. Order now...
Fly Fishing Montana: A No Nonsense Guide to Top Waters by Brian Grossenbacher and Jenny Grossenbacher. From the Yellowstone River to the Boulder River, this book guides you through their beautiful home state of Montana. You'll get the essential information you need to fly fish Montana's outstanding waters. Order now...
Montana River Maps & Fishing Guide by Ray Rychnovsky, Author/Editor and Esther Poleo, Illustrator. Features the best 30 Montana rivers. Included for each river are the best seasons, species, available illustrated fishing methods (both fly and gear), best flies and best gear for individual rivers and species and more. Order now...
Hiking Montana: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hikes (State Hiking Guides Series)10th Edition by Bill Schneider and Russ Schneider. Completely field-checked and updated edition this guide describes 100 of the best hikes in Montana, from easy day hikes and family outings to backcountry trips. Order now...
Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, 6th: Including the Flathead Valley & Waterton Lakes National Park by Michael McCoy. This book is the essential source for information to this outdoor paradise that offers diverse opportunities for fun and adventure. Written by a local, this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Glacier and its surrounding environs. Order now...
Great Places: Montana: A Recreational Guide to Montana's Public Lands and Historical Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting by Chuck Robbins. Recreational guide to Montana's public lands and historical places. There are maps and photos and a contact list with web sites, addresses and phone numbers of all of the public areas. Also a complete bird list for all of Montana. Order now...
Montana Adventure Guide by Genevieve Rowles. Offering coverage of the history, culture, geography and climate, this book also looks at wilderness trips in Montana, USA. Areas featured include Flathead and Clearwater Mountains, and fly-fishing, Nordic skiing, rock-hounding and overnight hiking excursions are all covered. Order now...
Backroads & Byways of Montana: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions, 2nd Edition by Jeff Welsch and Sherry L. Moore. Explore the scenic landscapes and charming towns of Big Sky Country. Itineraries and tips plus color photos enable to the traveler to plan a short or long trip. Order now...
Northwest Montana Fire Lookouts...A Hiking Guide by Steve Rains, Blake Passmore, Lynne Rains and Calab Rains. This guide takes the hiker to 30 lookouts expanding over 6 mountain ranges. Get details on trailhead directions, routes, safety and photographs. For more info see http://letshikemontana.com Order now...
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