Flathead Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in America, and a perfect place to get away from city life. Take a cruise around the lake and enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the mountains as you glide along the crystal blue water. Enjoy a lakeside picnic and watch birds fly and boats travel by as you unwind after the workweek. If you are ready for roughing it, Wild Horse Island State Park is a primitive park hidden away from cars and commercialism. Accessible only by boat, the park is home to golden eagles, wild horses, hiking, and kayaking.
The residents of Kalispell love a good festival. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet people and make friends at Arts in the Park. This annual event has arts and crafts along with live music and delicious food. More than 100 artists and craftsmen showcase their unique handmade items. Foodies will discover delights at every turn during the Taste of Kalispell. Dozens of area restaurants and cafes provide their finest food and drink for residents to sample and savor. For more musical enjoyment, grab a blanket and take some treats to Picnic in the Park for the best in live music from valley bands.
Fresh from the Farm
Fresh farm foods make the best meals, and you can get plenty of them at Kalispell Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday, local farmers set up shop downtown to sell the best in fruits, vegetables, local pork, herbs, plants, and trees. This is the best source for wholesome, organic foods in the city. Homemade jams, freshly baked breads, relishes, and pies are also available. Crafters also participate in the market. You will find things like patio furniture, pottery, and all-natural soaps and body scrubs here and their unique items make perfect gifts for birthdays or holidays. Pick up a little something for yourself while you are there.