Fall Adventures in Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell, Montana, Aug. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As summer romance comes to an end, it’s time to start planning your fall adventure. With fewer visitors, cooler temperatures, and beautiful fall foliage in all directions, Kalispell, Montana may be the best place to put on your fall travel itinerary.

“Late summer and fall are two of the best times to visit Kalispell,” said Diane Medler, Executive Director of Discover Kalispell – the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau. “Summer traffic is starting to ease and visitors can enjoy cooler weather with beautiful fall colors in the Flathead Valley and nearby Glacier National Park.”

Whether you’re looking to hike, bike, or just take a drive, there’s so much to discover in Montana’s Flathead Valley. Here is five ways experience fall in and around Kalispell, Montana.

1. Stay two nights, get a $75 gas card.

Enjoy Discover Kalispell’s Road Trip campaign in Montana. When you book two nights at a participating Kalispell hotel, you’ll receive a $75 gas card good for any Town Pump location in Montana. Valid for bookings between August 10 and September 30, 2022.

2. Go-to-the-Road-of-the-Sun.

The air always seems cleaner and calmer in the mountains of Montana, which is why Kalispell is the perfect getaway spot, especially in the fall. Gateway to Glacier National Park, Kalispell is 51 km from the western entrance to the park. As a bonus, after September 11, 2022, no vehicle reservations are required for the park. Plan your visit in mid-September before Apgar’s Going-to-the-Sun road is completely closed at Lake McDonald Lodge, scheduled for October 1, 2022 through May 26, 2023.

3. Day trip around Flathead Lake.

From Kalispell it’s a 10 minute drive to Flathead Lake. Begin your journey south along the west side of the lake on US Highway 93 and complete a full loop back on Montana Highway 35. As you cruise the lake, you will be greeted by stunning views, charming little towns, colorful fall foliage. and Montana’s bountiful landscapes.

4. Take a hike.

While hiking in Glacier National Park is always a good idea, Flathead National Forest – just outside of Kalispell – has endless terrain for hiking, biking, fishing and camping. A local favorite, Jewel Basin is packed with things to explore, including 20 lakes that offer incredible fishing opportunities for any type of angler. During the summer, it is a very busy area, which is why fall is the perfect time to visit. Other nearby trails include Lone Pine State Park and Herron Park.

5. Explore cozy downtown Kalispell.

Before you leave Kalispell, be sure to spend a day downtown where you’ll find tree-lined avenues, colorful historic buildings, and some of Montana’s best food. You’ll also discover breweries, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and more. Don’t forget to grab a scoop (or two) of ice cream at Sweet Peaks and listen to live music to liven up the night.

Want more? Find places to stay and other fall travel ideas on DiscoverKalispell.com.

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About Discover Kalispell

Discover Kalispell, the Kalispell Convention & Visitor Bureau, is the designated marketing agency for the town of Kalispell and is a division of the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce. The organization is funded by the state lodging tax and Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) fees. Anchoring the Flathead Valley, Kalispell is a destination that combines accessible amenities, tangible history and a charming downtown with Montana’s wide open spaces and endless outdoor recreation. It is also located minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, Jewel Basin, and numerous public parks and trail systems. More information can be found at DiscoverKalispell.com or on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as #DiscoverKalispell.

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