Hacked out of thick forests, the lumber town of Whitefish is situated on the shore of beautiful Whitefish Lake on the edge of Big Mountain ski resort.
Visitors can hire bicycles to cycle around the lake, whilst the nearby mountains offer year-round adventure activities. Nearby Glacier National Park, however, is undoubtedly the star attraction of the region.
Two thousand lakes, 1,000 miles of rivers and glacier-packed peaks combine to form this monumental 1.4 million acre wilderness and wildlife haven. The park adjoins Canada's Waterton Lakes National Park, and together they form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Glacier's many highlights include Lake McDonald, Avalanche Lake and Hidden Lake where walking trails meander through breathtaking scenery. From St. Mary Lake trails lead to the crashing St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls.
In the southeastern corner, Aster Park leads to some of the region's most astounding scenery including Two Medicine Lake, which is framed by ever-receding massifs and offers sublime views of the Sinopah and Rising Wolf mountains.
Wildlife abounds and grizzly bears, elk and bighorn sheep are found here in abundance. The park's undoubted highlight, however, has to be the incredible Going to the Sun Road which, traversed from west to east, creates the illusion of an endless climb.
With monumental mountains framing the windscreen, the spectacular Logan Pass is the climax of this unforgettable drive.
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