Five Adventures near our Kalispell Location

Kim Weaver

Posted on July 05 2018

Living in Kalispell we are never short on adventures! Kalispell is lucky to be right in the center of the Flathead Valley. There are so many things within 30 minutes of our store, but these are a few of our favorites! 

1. Lone Pine State Park 

The Kalispell location is just seven minutes away from one of the trail heads for Lone Pine State Park. Lone Pine is located on the West side of Kalispell. From the top of Lone Pine, near the visitors center, you can see all the way to Big Mountain, Glacier National Park and the Jewel Basin.

Lone Pine State Park

There are 7.5 miles of trails throughout the state park, so there is always something new to explore. Dogs are welcome on the trail - there are even doggy bags for you to use at the start of each trail head. With a variety of trails there is a perfect hike in Lone Pine for everyone.

Lone Pine State Park

l Lone Pine State Park - Photo from @mtstateparks l

2. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream 

Sweet Peaks

l Sweet Peaks Ice Cream - Photo From @SweetPeaksIceCream l

If you're coming to Kalispell (OR Whitefish, Missoula, Bozeman, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane, Bigfork) you'll want to check out Sweet Peaks Ice Cream. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream was started in 2010 with its first shop in Whitefish. The flavors are what is so special about Sweet Peaks. Each store offers between 16-18 flavors that are crafted in house. They use Montana dairy and quality local ingredients. With the flavors rotating each season there is always something new to try. 

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

l The kids of the company Mady, Max and Mo love getting some Sweet Peaks Ice Cream l 

3. Flathead Lake - Somers/Lakeside 

Montana Scene Montana America's Greatest Hits

l Flathead Lake View from the middle of the water between Somers and Lakeside wearing MT Greatest Hits Tank

Flathead Lake is one of our favorite places. The lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. On clear, calm days you can see straight to the bottom of the lake. There are many public beaches all around Flathead, but Somers and Lakeside are the closest to Kalispell. Somers has places to park, it is right off the Rails to Trails bike path, and there is a boat launch. There is a designated swimming area and a place to rent paddle boards and kayaks. Lakeside has a few restaurant options, a place to get gas to fill the boat up, and a public park with beach front. You can't go wrong checking out either of these great locations!

Flathead Lake Montana Scene View

l Montana Scene gear is a great match for your time on the lake l 

4. Somers Food! Del's Bar & the Somers Bay Cafe 

If you plan on spending a day at the lake we have the perfect way to start and end the day. For breakfast there is nothing better than checking out Somers Bay Cafe. If you plan on going on a weekend be prepared to wait if you have a larger party (totally worth the wait!) or get there early to get a table. The food is delicious! 

At the end of a boating day nothing beats hitting up Del's Bar. Their menu has a wide variety and a local favorite is their fried chicken. They also have a mini golf course out back on their patio, but don't bring the kiddos, golf is for adults only.

5. Rails to Trails 

Rails to Trails Bike Path Kalispell MT

If you love to ride your bike this is the perfect adventure for you. Rails to trails is a movement that started in the 1980s. It is the idea to take old railroad tracks and convert them to trails. Kalispell continues to add to their trail, but right now you can hit all the major areas of the Flathead Valley on the bike trails. Find all the trails here

Whether you are just visiting, new to Kalispell or a lifelong local there are plenty of adventures right in our own backyard. We are so grateful to be a part of the Kalispell community and have the headquarters of The Montana Scene in the heart of downtown. If you haven't visited our newest location come check us out at 219 S Main St in Kalispell, MT.

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