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Parks & nature in Flathead County

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1 local recommends
Park
“Check out Whitefish trails for a scenic view/hike. Mountain biking trails, hiking trails, all levels.”
2 locals recommend
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“Whitefish - Farmers Market every Tues 5pm to 8pm. Local vendors and food trucks in downtown Whitefish”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful new trails that connect Blacktail Mountain in Lakeside to Kalispell. ”
2 locals recommend
Premise
“Close in, casual walk overlooking the swan river. Great place to head when you are downtown and need a quick nature fix. Also good little short cut for bikers headed out of town down the swan wanting to avoid the highway for just a bit longer.”
2 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
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“BEAUTIFUL views at the top of Big Mountain. You can only access the Summit house by chair lift/gondola in summer...in the winter, this is where you'll go when you ski...from delicious lunches that are only to be found in Montana at prices that make you feel like you've discovered a coupon somewhere...their bloody mary's are awesome, and $5 beers. Views on a sunny day directly overlooking Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley, plus the famous Whitefish Mountain Snow Ghosts. Gorgeous!”
2 locals recommend
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“Located on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake just south of Bigfork, the shoreline has abundant smooth stones of nearly every color and the water is crystal clear: a great swimming spot in the summer. Trails leading south from the boat ramp take you to rocky cliffs with towering trees where eagles are often spotted and panoramic views of the lake.”
1 local recommends
Park
“This is another stunning hike and you can make it as long or short as you want. The views are absolutely breathtaking. The intensity is mild/moderate.”
1 local recommends
Park
“Less crowded option for Whitefish Lake access. pebble beach, picnic tables, shade, rentals available. Fee to Park for out of State cars. Swimming area.”
1 local recommends
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2 locals recommend
Campground
“This is a good place to swim. Go to the boat launch, and to your left (while looking at the lake) there is a trail that goes up to some rocks. You can tan or swim here.”
2 locals recommend
Park
“Have questions about the area, whether in the National Park or National Forest? They can answer your questions. They have local maps to guide you also. Oh.. and it's just a couple blocks, right down the road from K-M. ”
1 local recommends
Rv Park
1 local recommends
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“Boettcher Park has a playground, picnic tables, volleyball court, and easy access to the lake. It is a great family spot a bit further away from the traffic of downtown. ”
1 local recommends