With an array of historical attractions, plenty of options for outdoor sports throughout the year and hospitable locals, the Montana town of Lakeside has it all! The areas around Flatland Lake are your best bet for outdoor attractions and fine dining. However, there are lots of cultural activities and historical sites that can be found almost everywhere in Lakeside.
Here are just a few of the activities and sites you should make time for during your stay:
- Blacktail Mountain Ski Area: During the winter months, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling options are right at your fingertips no matter where you stay in town.
- Lakeside Waterfront Park: A swimming area with a dock, lawn beach, and volleyball court are just some of the appeals of this extremely popular local park.
- Bigfork Summer Playhouse: During the summer months, this beautiful playhouse is home to plays and concerts put on by some of the most talented performance artists in the state.
- Go biking: In the warmer months, there are many mountain biking trails options that give you a chance to experience Montana's beautiful scenery firsthand.
You can find live music and a wide range of interesting speakers holding talks in Lakeside most nights of the week. However, the biggest events in town typically take place during the spring and summer months. Listen to poetry readings and meet nationally acclaimed authors during National Library Week in April, watch the elaborate parades across town during the Independence Day celebrations in July, or catch a live weekly concert from the Glacier Symphony and Chorale during the summer months.
A vacation rental is the preferred option for those staying in Lakeside. Rent a beautiful villa with mountain views right out your window, or a luxury condo near some of the most popular dining options in town. You can even book a rustic cabin in one of the more remote parts of Lakeside.
If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, the charming college town of Missoula and the Canadian city of Alberta can both be reached within an hour by car.