January 23, 2018

Driving to the North Shore of Whitefish Lake, Montana

Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

What I love about Montana are all of the back roads that are accessible to everyone! You don’t always have to drive far to reach the back roads either.

Today after my daughter got out of school, I figured we should try to get some photos of the last days of the golden trees, but I didn’t want to drive too far. A lot of the trees have already lost their leaves, but the larch are still a gorgeous golden color.

North of Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

So when both of my kids inevitably fell asleep in the truck after school, I figured I would drive around Whitefish Lake, past the turn to Whitefish Mountain Resort. This road leads to the north end of the lake and past all of the beautiful homes along the lake, with some open views looking out across the lake.

Larch north of Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015


The road will eventually dead end, as it hits the train tracks and there is no way to get through except to turn around and go back the way you came.

Waterfall near Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

This road also leads you around to the Smith Lake hike along the Whitefish Trails.

This road may not be the best in the winter, so just be careful if you drive it in the winter months.

If you are looking for a pretty drive around Whitefish, drive north over the viaduct and enjoy the views! I wish I could buy a home up here along Whitefish Lake. Maybe someday!

Montana Vacation Blog swinging in the Kammok Hammock, Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015 Girl and her dog hanging in a Kammok hammock, Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

We also stopped at Les Mason State Park on the way back. I had grand plans to have my kids throw rocks into the lake, but it was freezing cold, so we swung in our Kammok hammock for a bit and then went home.

Warm Wishes from Big Sky Country,

Alex M. Neill

Montana Vacation Blog


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