glacier national park
Glacier National Park is a wonder all its own, with plenty of exploration and adventure to keep you busy for the entirety of your stay. But the communities that surround the park are infused with the same spirit of otherworldly splendor. Our charming small towns welcome visitors with restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and, best of all, authentically Montanan western hospitality.
There's this place where you can take a morning hike to view the breathtaking autumn hues, pick apples from a local orchard and relax with a season ale or crisp hard cider, all in one day.
To the east, St. Mary, Babb, Browning, Cut Bank and East Glacier Park provide multiple launching points for exploring the Blackfeet Nation—complete with guided tours and incredible history—and central Montana. Operated by Belton Chalets Inc., Granite Park Chalet is a National Historic Landmark that was constructed by the Great Northern Railway in the early 1900s.
To the west, Essex, West Glacier, Lakeside, Hungry Horse, Coram, Martin City, Columbia Falls, Polebridge, Bigfork, Whitefish and Kalispell are ideal towns from which to base your trip. Along with easy access to the park, each community offers access to incredible outdoor recreation in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, expansive trail systems in the Flathead Valley, water recreation on Flathead Lake, on-mountain offerings at Whitefish Mountain Resort and incredible food and drink scenes.
Shop local at the Columbia Falls Farmers Market.
Shop local at the Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market.
Picnic in the Park at free outdoor evening concerts in Kalispell.
Picnic in the Park at free outdoor lunchtime concerts in Kalispell.
Shop local at the Bigfork Farmers Market.
Shop Local at the Cut Bank Farmers Market.
Shop local at the Columbia Falls Community Market.
Discover local artists at Whitefish’s First Thursday Gallery Nights.
Kick up your heels at Kalispell’s Thursday!Fest, a weekly street festival boasting music, food and local brews, arts and crafts.
Shop local at the West Glacier Farmers Market.
Shop local at the Kalispell Farmers Market.
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