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Flathead National Forest

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Address: Whitefish, MT
Activities: Hiking
Description: A scenic hiking area which offers berrypicking.

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This park and the Flathead Lake are beautiful. We enjoyed walking around in the area and going out on the water.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This park and the Flathead Lake are beautiful. We enjoyed walking around in the area and going out on the water.

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was a nice relatively traffic-free drive along the North Fork Flathead River outside Glacier National Park. Follow the road which turns to gravel for a few miles then on to Polebridge and the Polebridge Merchantile where you will find the best bakery ever - in the middle of nowhere.

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Calgary, Canada
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97 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was raining a bit when we were there, but I can't explain the beautiful smells that were in the air. We just kept walking to take it in, and usually I complain about walking to much. Great area

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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332 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a beautiful ride. It takes you up the east side of Flathead Lake. The road passes through pristine forest, replete with wild life, numerous lakes and small, lakeside towns. A great way to go if heading to Kalispell, Glacier National Park or Bigfork. A good alternative to going I 90 andthrough Missoula.

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Tarzana, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

To many, Northwest Montana means Glacier National Park. And deservedly so. But on my yearly trips to Whitefish to visit family, with kids....and dog....in tow, I looked for other options (Glacier does not allow dogs.). In ten years of trips with four hikes each visit, we barely scratched the surface. The unspoiled beauty of the Flathead National Forest made an... More 

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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a great place to visit and see the woods. Easy access. Great place to see native plants. We enjoyed out time in the big woods.

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Cuba, Missouri
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a place to go for anyone who needs to get away from the stress's of life. The views, the streams, the trails, it was just overwhelming to the senses to see such beauty. I could write a book about it, but without seeing a visiting it first hand you would never understand. Diffidently on my to do list... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beautiful and as wild as it can get. Occasional bears, deer, wolves, moose, foxes, rabbits, and pheasants - they are no harm at all. Best camping and hiking that's available. Nice views, but one thing for all the city people out there - there is nothing made for your comfort except for an occasional outhouse on the campgrounds. Best luck... More 

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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Although the scenery is great there is only so much you can say about trees and scenery. It was nice but not jaw-dropping.

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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This describes our experience at this campground perfectly. We have been camping here for 16 years and will never return. A true shame as the views and lake is one of the best and our family has hundreds of fantastic memories from Tally lake. Police state: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A police state is a state in which the... More 

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Address: Whitefish, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish

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