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Summer attractions

A year round vacation destination, Montana has something to offer everyone.

Plenty to do.

  MOSS MOUNTAIN INN is the ideal base camp for the outdoor adventurer who seeks to discover MONTANA. Glacier National Park, the Flathead National Forest and the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex together offer over five million acres of pristine wilderness playground for you to explore. 
For more details on these and more Montana Vacation adventures go to our Montana Summer Adventures or Winter Destinations pages.
The opportunities are endless in this vast open mountain region!
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Rieke’s Bayside Gallery

Owned and operated by Gary and Tammy Riecke, the gallery is located in downtown Bigfork, which is situated in northwest Montana on Flathead Lake. Only 70 miles from the National Bison Range and 35 miles from Glacier National Park, Bigfork is known for it's excellent dining, fine art galleries, and one of the best regional theatres in the Northwest. We feature some of the finest area artists as well as nationally known artists from all over the United States. We are proud to share them with you.

Three Forks Grille (10 miles)

Providing handmade dishes that combine quality Montana grown products and Mediterranean ingredients fusing traditional and contemporary culinary trends. With a focus on fresh and local ingredients visitors will find a a cozy atmosphere accompanied by menu that is sustainable, seasonal, and delicious.

Apgar Village (7 miles)

Apgar is located on the west side of the park about one mile in from the West Entrance. Apgar has one of the most popular campgrounds in Glacier Park, and is always quite filled. Apgar Village is also home to a visitors' center, a general store, and a large gift shop. Apgar Village is also the starting point for almost all Red Jammer bus tours on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Apgar's campground is connected to the village by a road, and a bike path through the woods, in which smaller wildlife can be seen.

Bigfork & Flathead Lake (32 miles)

There's nothing more thrilling than seeing Bigfork in the summertime as visitors come from all over America and the world to see the sights and play. With access to pristine rivers, world-renowned national parks, wildlife, nightlife, the largest natural lake in the western United States, sky-high mountains, a championship golf course, storybook scenery, world-class theater and more, there's a reason we live for this season!

Camas Creek (12 miles south of park)

The Camas Creek Trail is a lightly maintained trail that runs through meadows of tall grasses and Douglas-fir woodlands to Trout Lake. It is a favored route for horseback packing accessing the Camas Creek Valley.

Columbia Falls or The Gateway to Glacier (10 miles)

A gateway to Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls is just 15 minutes from the park's west entrance. This lively Montana town—home to locally owned shops, restaurants, a brewery and a popular summer farmers market—is an ideal launching point for recreating in Glacier National Park, floating the Flathead River, playing on Flathead Lake and exploring 2 million acres in the Flathead National Forest.

Crown of the Continent (1/2 Mile)

The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is located at 12000 US Highway 2; just a mile and a half from the west entrance to Glacier National Park. We have a coffee & spirits bar, ice cream parlor, gift and outdoor gear shop, information and activity booking center and horseback riding corral trips available on the property. Additionally, we are surrounded on all sides by business partners that offer helicopter tours, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and lodging, making the Discovery Center the ideal one stop shop for your Crown of the Continent adventure vacation!

Glacier International Airport (15 miles)

The Glacier Park International Airport services all of northwest Montana, the Flathead Valley and the cities of Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Lakeside, Polson and Libby. Daily scheduled airline service is provided by Delta Airlines, Horizon Air, United Express/SkyWest, and Allegiant Air. Major hubs serviced are: Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, with seasonal service to Chicago and Atlanta.

Glacier National Park (1/2 Mile)

A hiker’s paradise, Glacier National Park provides an exceptional back-country experience, the perfect summer vacation for families and adventurers.

Grand Teton National Park (540 miles)

Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton has a lot to offer whatever your interests. Mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and skies are home to diverse and abundant forests, wildflowers and wildlife. The park also has a rich cultural history with old homesteads and cattle ranches to explore and photograph. Walk on a trail built by the Civilian Conservation Corps or one that American Indians or fur trappers might have used in the 1820s. Ride a bike or paddle a canoe. There is something for everyone.

HUNGRY HORSE RESERVOIR (15 miles)

Hungry Horse Dam is on the South Fork of the Flathead River, 15 miles south of the west entrance to Glacier National Park and 20 miles northeast of Kalispell, Montana. The dam was built as part of the Hungry Horse Project to provide hydroelectric power and flood control. At 564 feet, the dam is the 10th highest in the U.S. In addition to static and interactive exhibits that cover local area history and the construction of Hungry Horse Dam, the Visitor Center offers free tours of the dam's crest.

Kalispell (25 miles)

Kalispell and the Flathead Valley are home to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, championship golf courses, two ski resorts, unlimited trails for hiking and lakes and streams for fishing, outstanding arts and culture, charming small towns and warm western hospitality.

Pocketstone Cafe (32 miles)

The Pocketstone Cafe on Electric Avenue in Bigfork Village is open every day (except Christmas), serving breakfast from 6:00 AM and lunch from 11:00. Owners Karie Stidham and David and Carolyn Vale offer up “Home cooking from a simpler time,” with virtually everything they serve made from scratch on the premises. It’s a Pocketstone goal that every customer should gasp after the first bite and exclaim, “I never realized simple home cooking could taste so good!”

Waterton National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is in southern Alberta, Canada, bordering Montana’s Glacier National Park. It’s known for its chain of lakes, including the large Upper and Middle Waterton lakes, flanked by the Rocky Mountains. The Red Rock Parkway crosses the prairie to the small Red Rock Canyon. Bison graze near the Bison Paddock Loop Road. In Waterton village, a pathway offers close-up views of Cameron Falls.

Whitefish Amtrak Station (18 miles)

Planning a rail vacation has never been easier. Just make one phone call and let Amtrak Vacations do it all. We'll arrange for your train tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, sightseeing and more. Then you can sit back and enjoy the scenery and the comforts of the train as you travel to one of our many vacation destinations. Amtrak makes getting to your destination an enjoyable, memorable part of the trip.

Whitefish Mountain Resort (18 miles)

Whitefish Mountain Resort, in northwest Montana, is noted for its laid-back vibe, world-class skiing, and unbeatable value. The resort sees an average of 300 inches of snow on its 3,000 acres, and is as well known for a pleasant lack of lift lines as for its consistently good snow conditions. When the snow melts, Whitefish Mountain Resort becomes home to thrilling zip lines and an alpine slide, world-class downhill and cross-country mountain biking, and the unique Walk in the Treetops, in addition to spectacular hiking, water sports, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, Glacier National Park, and more available in the greater Whitefish area.

Yellowstone National Park (430 miles)

Visit Yellowstone and experience the world's first national park. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold. Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”
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