A Mountain Mecca
Flathead Lake, the state’s largest body of water, provides prime paddling, even for first-timers. Sea Me Paddle Kayaking leads tours that match your family with the right water adventure. Want a more relaxed ride? Pointer Scenic Cruises in Bigfork launches boat trips to Wild Horse Island State Park, a primitive park in Flathead Lake. For an adrenaline boost, cruise the North or Middle Fork of the Flathead River with Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.
Fuel up on muffins and java at Ceres Bakery.
Shop Imagination Station Toys for creative playthings.
Eat a slice of pie at The Huckleberry Patch in Hungry Horse.
Explore pioneer swag at the Museum at Central School.
3. the Apikuni Falls Trail hike
The Playful City USA award-winning city promises serious fun for families.
Outdoor recess: Raft, bike or hike. Or take a field trip to Garnet Ghost Town.
Park and ride: Cool off in a water park or ride a carved pony at A Carousel for Missoula.
Do the floss: On Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat, kids dance to live bands.