Fall Is The Perfect Time To Visit This Historic Mountain Town In Montana
Fall is an absolutely breathtaking season in Montana. And while we tend to get winter weather early on occasion, we’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy the autumn hues before the perpetual snow starts to fall. This is the time of year when visiting one of our many small mountain towns is pretty much perfect. The next time you find yourself with a free weekend, we highly recommend exploring Kalispell. Here’s why.
While Kalispell isn't one of the Treasure State's main tourist towns, it definitely has a lot to offer locals and visitors alike.
It's small, but not tiny, with a storybook-like charm and breathtaking mountain views.
Kalispell was formed as the Kalispell Townsite Company by businessman Charles Edward Conrad and three other men back in 1892.
Conrad saw potential in this former railroad town, and you can learn all about its history on a self-guided walking tour. Historical Walking Tour Guides are available at many of the downtown businesses.
The city is only about 30 miles from Glacier National Park, which is absolutely enchanting in the autumn.
After summer ends, the vast majority of Glacier's tourists disappear and it becomes an autumnal paradise.
If you love horseback riding, check out Artemis Acres, which is located about six miles from downtown Kalispell.
Book yourself an afternoon guided ride and take in the seasonal beauty of the Flathead Valley.
The Conrad Mansion, built in 1895, is still standing -- and apparently haunted.
If you time your visit close to Halloween, you may be able to go on a guided ghost tour ... if you dare.
This charming little city is home to dozens of tasty restaurants, coffee shops, and most notably, craft breweries.
Montana's craft beer scene is second to none, and some fall days are still warm enough to sip a local brew on the patio of Bias Brewing.
Kalispell is a beautiful base camp for nature lovers, but it's a fantastic destination all on its own.
Check it out before the winter chill sets in. You'll be glad you did.
What’s your favorite weekend getaway destination in Montana?
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