2. The region is abundant in beautiful wildlife and rich in extraordinary
natural treasures, including Flathead Lake and the soaring Mission Mountain
3. Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of
the Mississippi. It is 28 miles long and 15 miles wide, with 128 miles of
spectacular shoreline. This remarkable lake provides unlimited fishing and
4. The Flathead River, which exits Flathead Lake at
Polson, is one of the largest rivers in Montana and is known to provide the
warmest whitewater rafting in the West.
5. Three impressive mountain
ranges surround the Flathead Valley: the Swan Range in the north, the Salish
Mountains in the west and the Mission Mountains in the east. These surrounding
mountains offer not only stunning natural scenery, but an abundance of fabulous
recreation- from exceptional skiing and snow-mobiling in the winter to hiking,
biking, camping, horseback riding and fishing in the summer.
Mountain Resort, one of the largest in the Northwest, is adjacent to the resort town
of Whitefish at the north end the valley. It offers a multitude of year-round