SPRING AND FALL -
THE SECRET SEASONS
Why not try a Montana “secret season” adventure?
In Autumn, mountainsides of bright yellows and greens and reds compliment crisp, clear days. The trails and roads and rivers in Glacier National Park and around Whitefish are yours to explore and enjoy under a bluebird sky, after the summer visitors have departed.
In Spring, take in the scent of cedars and the subtle variations in the many shades of green as you ride bicycles, or walk on the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, when cars are not yet permitted.
Your own Going–To–The–Sun Road
In springtime, the Going–To–The–Sun Road is open exclusively to bikers and walkers. Savor the scenery at a slower pace on this and many other cycling opportunities in the area.Glacier Cyclery Rides
From late September to early November the mountainsides light up with fall color – first, the yellows and reds of Aspen and Birch, followed by the Tamarack's golden needles.
Be the first to spot early–season Glacier Lilies and Trillium wildflowers as you picnic in old–growth forests near waterfalls and splashing cascades.Wildflowers Montana
Northwest Montana is home to a wide variety of bird species, and hosts many more winged visitors as they travel along their migration corridors.Audubon Society
Spring mayflies or Fall hoppers catch native westslope cutthroat trout on the beautiful Flathead River system, or on nearby lakes.Fly Fishing
Rivers and Lakes
Hundreds of miles of Wild & Scenic rivers and dozens of pristine mountain lakes provide endless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.