Flathead Lake in northwest Montana is the largest natural fresh water lake west of the Mississippi River. Besides being incredibly beautiful Flathead Lake offers all types of water sports and many boat launches and marinas for boat rentals or boat tours. On the southwest end of Flathead Lake make your way across the water to Wildhorse Island. This island is restricted to day use only but is a great destination for a day hike, beach lounging, or viewing the island's many bighorn sheep. Its name is derived from the Salish and Kootenai Native Americans. They hid horses on the island from Blackfeet tribes who had threatened to steal them.
There are a handful of places near Flathead Lake that should not be missed. Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to view wildlife and Montana's natural beauty. Here you will experience glacial potholes and hundreds of species of birds in this fantastic refuge. Jewel Basin Hiking area is an area designated for hiking only. This is a great place to get away from the crowds and to enjoy a peaceful hike without having to share trails with bikes, horses, or ATVs. It has access to 35 miles of trail and 25 lakes.
Flathead Lake shore was once home to small homes of people who just enjoyed the water and recreation opportunities found here. Today Flathead Lake Montana Real Estate consists in large part of vacation and luxury homes that range in price from $500,000 up. These are stunningly beautiful homes designed to take full advantage of the amazing views offered by the lake, and mountains that decorate the landscape.
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