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History Of: Cedar Island

If you’ve never heard of Cedar Island on Flathead Lake, you aren’t alone. Cedar Island is a much lesser known island than Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake. However this island has an interesting history and is quite the hidden gem for its very infrequent visitors! Before you plan your visit, here are a few…

Things to Do in the Flathead Valley After the Under the Big Sky Festival

  The Under the Big Sky Festival brings together a variety of local, national, and international musicians for a weekend of fun in Whitefish. However, if you are staying for more than just the weekend— you’ll want to check out these other fun things to do in the Flathead Valley while you are in the…

How to Book Sailboat Tours on Flathead Lake

Interested in setting sail on Flathead Lake? Here’s a simple guide on how to book your sailboat tour on Flathead Lake: 1. Decide which sailboat tour on Flathead Lake you’re most interested in  Go Sail Flathead Lake may be the only company offering sailboat tours on Flathead Lake but that doesn’t mean there is only…

Sailing Stories: Captain Bob

Captain Bob may be new to Montana but he’s no stranger to sailing.  2023 Outstanding American Sailing Instructor! “I grew up on a lake in the summertime. All the cousins would get together and everyone had a boat,” Captain Bob recalled about his childhood in the Midwest.  He remembers wanting his own boat so much…

June Events in the Flathead Valley

The Flathead Valley is one of the most beautiful places you can be in the summer. With abundant beauty and sunshine, June is a busy time for events in the area! Here are a few of the best June events in the Flathead Valley: 1. Sailing on Flathead Lake Throughout the month of June you…

The Perfect 5 Day Glacier National Park Itinerary

Reservations for Glacier National Park’s roads, activities, and campgrounds fill up fast! That’s why it’s so important to have a Glacier National Park itinerary before you go. This five day itinerary will walk you through what you need to book so you can see the best Glacier National Park has to offer!  Day 1: Lake…

The History of Melita Island

As you sail across Flathead Lake, a few islands will probably stand out to you. One of the smaller islands you may spot just south of Wild Horse Island is Melita Island. This 64-acre island is now owned by the Boy Scouts of America. However, there is much more to the history of the island…

How Do I Get To Wild Horse Island?

Wild Horse Island is a state park, however, the park doesn’t provide transportation to the island and you can’t get there by car. So how do you get to Wild Horse Island? Here are a few options for how to reach the island! 1. Getting to Wild Horse Island via kayak Dayton to Wild Horse…

Sailing Story: Jennifer Fisher

Quote: We definitely want to keep sailing on Flathead Lake— it’s one of the best places in the world to sail Jennifer Fisher was in high school when her dad asked her to go sailing with her on Flathead Lake. “My experience with dad…was he didn’t know how to sail,” Jennifer said.  So she thought…

Top Spots to Camp near Flathead Lake

The Flathead Valley is a beautiful place to camp and much cheaper than booking a hotel before or after your Go Sail Flathead Lake sailing trip! Check out a few of our favorite Flathead Lake camping options below. Just keep in mind that Flathead Valley camping can book up fast so no matter what option…

Flathead Lake: Events and Things To Do in May

Summer weather is just around the corner and so is the busy season on Flathead Lake! In May you can expect to see quite a few exciting, big events on Flathead Lake. Here are a few of the best things to do in the Flathead this month as the summer season ramps up:  1. The Whitefish Marathon Runner or not – The Whitefish Marathon is a fantastic event in the Flathead Lake area to check out this May. Over 1,000 runners will filter into Depot Park for the full marathon, half marathon, and 5k on May 18th. If you don’t plan on running, cheer on racers or consider signing up as a volunteer. If you do run, treat yourself to a local beer after the race at the post-race celebration in the park!  2. Corb Lund at the Great Northern…

When Does Montana’s Sailing Season Begin?

The countdown has begun for the start of the sailing season in Montana! Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 sailing season kick off on Flathead Lake: Does Montana’s sailing season always start by Memorial Day?  You are almost guaranteed to see a sailboat or two out on the Flathead Lake waters by…