Montana things to do and activities for Kids

The Flathead Valley offers all sorts of recreational opportunities for your whole family. You and your children or grandchildren can choose from a varied menu of fun activities you can all enjoy together.

Here are few ideas to get you started:

  • Hike and explore nature and wildlife in Glacier National Park or any of the Flathead Valley's county and city parks.
  • Pick (and eat!) fresh huckleberries in late summer.
  • Swim in your choice of lakes and water parks.
  • Downhill ski on the kid-friendly slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort or Blacktail Mountain Ski Area.
  • Enjoy the high-flying thrills of a ride on a ski-area chairlift.
  • Fly even higher in a colorful hot-air balloon.
  • Cross-country ski or snowshoe in the back country for a glimpse of winter's natural wonders.
  • Kayak on a lake or gentle river.
  • Raft the whitewater on an active river with a professional guide.
  • Fish for native trout and other fish.
  • Attend a summer "Kids' College" class at Flathead Valley Community College.
  • Learn about fascinating plants and wild critters with hands-on experiments at the Glacier Institute.
  • Get up close to real, live buffalo (from the safety of your car) at the National Bison Range.
  • Attend the Northwest Montana Fair in August, complete with rides, rodeos, farm animals, and unique exhibits.

Find out more about these opportunities and many others in our free brochure, "Kids' Activities in Montana's Flathead Valley" (308kb). Also, check out