The Whitefish Almanac

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Adrenaline

Bike on hundreds of miles of unpaved roads and singletrack. Get maps at Glacier Cyclery (406-862-6446).

Fore!

When it was first built, Whitefish Lake Golf Club was an airstrip with nine holes. Now it's Montana's only 36-hole course, and planes no longer land on the fairways (406-862-5960).

Water

Take white- or flat-water lessons from Headwaters Kayak School (406-862-5775), or rent a canoe from City Parks and Rec (406-863-2470).

Rejuvenation

Get a refreshing facial at 33 Baker Day Spa (406-862-9633) or a relaxing two-hour massage at Good Medicine Massage (406-862-3603).

Refueling Station

Kick-start your morning at Baker Street Bistro (406-862-6383). Order dinner with a view at Hellroaring Saloon and Eatery (406-862-6364) or Cafe Kandahar (406-862-6247).

On The Town

The Dire Wolf Pub (406-862-4500), known for regional microbrews, mixes herbs in the pizza crust and funk and reggae on the dance floor.

Sleeping In

Enjoy Euro-style luxury on the mountain at the Kandahar Lodge (800-862-6094). Near the lake, Hidden Moose Lodge B&B (888-733-6667) loves kids and skiers, hence the antique ski railings, Flexible Flyer coffee table and private beach access.

On A Rainy Day

Ever hear of extreme railroading? Catch tales from old-timers at The Stumptown Historical Society Museum. On the mountain, visit the Summit House's Environmental Education Center, where kids can touch a grizzly-bear hide.

Festivals

August's Huckleberry Days celebrates Whitefish's favorite wild berry with sidewalk displays and an art festival.

Information

Whitefish Chamber of Commerce, 6475 Hwy. 93 S., Whitefish, MT 59937; (877) 862-3548 or (406) 862-3501;

www.whitefishchamber.com