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Things to Do in Whitefish, MT in Summer

Summer Shines in Whitefish

Discover the allure of Glacier National Park and Whitefish, MT, during the summer. Glacier National Park boasts rugged peaks and pristine lakes, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with its extensive trail network and scenic beauty. Meanwhile, Whitefish is a charming mountain town with lively festivals, delicious local cuisine, and warm hospitality. Explore the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, indulge in water activities on glacier-fed lakes, and unwind in this perfect blend of outdoor adventure and small-town serenity. Here are our top summer activities in Whitefish and beyond:

1) Glacier National Park

Cross off a must-visit destination from your bucket list! Just 26 miles away from The Pine Lodge, Glacier National Park awaits with Montana’s most awe-inspiring views. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty that this iconic park has to offer. Take a scenic drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road to experience the high-elevation Rockies, or relax by one of the many alpine lakes, including Lake McDonald.

Glacier National Park

2) Water Activities

Water is at the heart of summer in Whitefish, MT! This region boasts the scenic Whitefish River and Whitefish Lake, with the renowned Flathead Lake just a short drive away. Beat the summer heat by immersing yourself in the water. At The Pine Lodge, enjoy complimentary kayak and paddleboard rentals to explore the river behind the hotel. Elevate your summer experience with additional options like watercraft rentals, boat rentals, fishing gear, and exhilarating flyboarding experiences, ensuring a memorable and refreshing stay!

A paddleboarder on Whitefish River

3) Summer Festivals & Special Events

Discover an exciting summer ahead with a bustling events calendar! From the Under the Big Sky Festival to the vibrant Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, and a weekly farmers market every Tuesday night, there’s a myriad of enjoyable activities lined up. Explore the comprehensive Whitefish events calendar to stay updated on the latest happenings each month!

Two Whitefish visitors enjoying a local festival

4) Brewery Tour / Distillery Tour

Plan a day to bounce around the local breweries and distilleries in Whitefish. Opt for a guided educational tour through the Flathead Valley’s award-winning craft beer scene on a Big Sky Brews Cruise!


Bonsai Brewing Project
Montana Tap House
Blackstar Brewery


Spotted Bear Spirits
Glacier Distilling Company
Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits

Brewery and Distillery tour at Whitefish, MT

5) Golfing

Indulge in a golfing paradise at the picturesque Whitefish Lake Golf Club, boasting not one, but two spectacular 18-hole courses set against breathtaking mountain backdrops. Immerse yourself in the splendor and make your day truly unforgettable on these amazing fairways.

Aerial view of a golf course

6) Downtown Whitefish

Explore the vibrant offerings of downtown Whitefish, conveniently located near The Pine Lodge, where a world of culinary delights, shopping treasures, and lively nightlife awaits! Indulge in a diverse range of experiences, from exquisite home décor and decorative accessories to stylish jewelry, clothing, and unique gifts. There’s something for everyone in this bustling hub.

Downtown Whitefish, MT at sunset

7) Whitefish Mountain Resort

Discover a day full of family fun at Whitefish Mountain Resort, where a plethora of exciting activities awaits! Whether you’re into exhilarating mountain biking, thrilling zip lining, enjoying a scenic alpine slide, or navigating through the excitement of an aerial adventure park, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Zip Lining at Whitefish Mountain Resort

8) Mountain Biking

Embark on an adventurous mountain biking journey in Whitefish with over 55 miles of trails catering to all skill levels, from easy to challenging. Dive into the excitement and find detailed maps and trail information by clicking here!

Mountain biking in Glacier National Park

9) E-Biking

Discover a new way to explore the beauty of Whitefish or Glacier National Park with the added power and support of e-bikes! Elevate your adventure by renting e-bikes, available at The Pine Lodge’s front desk or conveniently located in the heart of Whitefish. Montana E-Bikes offer hitch racks, bike pads and even foldable bikes to fit in a car—perfect for biking Going-to-the-Sun Road in the spring.

A visitor riding an e-bike

10) Live Music

Live music is a staple of this region. Experience the dynamic scene of Whitefish and Columbia Falls, Montana, courtesy of Outriders. Presenting an array of performances, from local gems to nationally acclaimed artists, Outriders is your ticket to an unforgettable musical journey this summer.

Live music in Whitefish, MT

These are only a mere few of the reasons to visit Whitefish. Make sure to book a room today to discover all this region has to offer or join our email list for more insider knowledge on Whitefish summer activities.

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