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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…

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…

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…

The History of Cromwell Island

Cromwell Island is one of the most famous locations on Flathead Lake. It made national news when it hit the real estate market a few years ago, however, there is more to the history of this island than you probably realize!  Cromwell Island wasn’t always an island It wasn’t until the 1930s, with the construction…

What Makes Flathead Lake Good For Sailing?

Is Flathead Lake good for sailing or are you better off heading to ocean waters? Here’s 4 reasons why you shouldn’t overlook Flathead Lake for your next sailing trip!   1. Sailing Without Traffic Flathead Lake still remains a fairly undiscovered sailing spot. Especially if you head to the southern portion of the lake, you are…

Top 4 Field Trip Ideas for Summer Camp Kids in the Flathead Valley

Planning a kid’s birthday party, youth group trip, or summer camp outing in the Flathead Valley this summer? These 4 fun-filled adventures for kids near Flathead Lake are great for all ages, ability levels, and interests! 1. Learning to Sail One of the most unique experiences for birthday parties, summer camps, and youth groups in…

How to Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the achievements of women on March 8th every year. Here’s a quick guide to how you can celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley this year!  What is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day has been celebrated for well over 100 years! It’s a day…

Fun Things to Do in Dayton, MT

Don’t overlook the beautiful town of Dayton during your Flathead Lake trip! While Dayton is home to less than 100 residents, it’s full of adventure. Here are 4 fun things you can do in Dayton, MT during your visit to the Flathead Valley: 1. Take a Sail  Dayton is a fantastic jumping off point for…

The History of Montana’s First ASA Sailing School

Go Sail Montana was the first ASA accredited sailing school in Montana. Here are a few interesting facts about the history of Go Sail in the Big Sky State: The Beginnings of Go Sail Montana Go Sail began offering ASA classes to students on Flathead Lake in 2016.  In those early days, three ASA instructors…

6 Unique New Years Resolutions for Montana Adventurers

We’ve all heard the same resolutions repeated over and over again each January. This year, resolve to do something completely different! Here are a few ideas of New Year’s resolutions for Montanans who love unique adventures and experiences: 1. Attend a Much-Loved Montana Event Never attended the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale? Always wanted to…

Celebrating New Years in the Flathead Valley

You won’t regret celebrating New Years in the Flathead Valley! Here are a few of the best ways to welcome in the new year around Flathead Lake:  1. Hit the Slopes for a Torchlight Parade  Whitefish Montana Resort is a great place to spend New Years. You can ski or snowboard your way into 2024…

How To Get The Best Deals for Sailing on Flathead Lake

Everyone loves a good bargain! Here are a few tips to make sure you get the best deal when booking a sailing trip on Flathead Lake: 1. Book Your Sailing Trip on Flathead Lake Early The earlier you book, the cheaper your sailing trip on Flathead Lake will be! There are a limited number of…

How to Rent a Sailboat on Flathead Lake

The large race began! Start of a sailing regatta. The sailing yachts compete in speed. Renting a sailboat on Flathead Lake is easy! Here’s what you need to know for a seamless sailboat rental experience:  Where to Rent a Sailboat on Flathead Lake Go Sail Flathead Lake is the only sailboat rental company on Flathead…

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in the Flathead Valley

Summer may be winding down but there is still plenty to do over Labor Day Weekend in the Flathead Valley! Here are a few of the best Labor Day Weekend activities in the Flathead Valley to enjoy before saying a final goodbye to the summer season: 1. Soak in the Sun on Flathead Lake It’s…

Sailing vs Speed Boating on Flathead Lake

Which reigns supreme on Flathead Lake? Sailing or speed boating? The truth is– there is no definite answer as to whether sailing vs speed boating on Flathead Lake is better! Instead, the answer depends on your goals for your day out on the water and what your idea of the “perfect” boating experience is. Here…

4 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in Montana

National Fishing and Boating Week 2023 begins on June 3 and goes through June 11. For this year’s celebration, consider straying outside your tried and true fishing hole and embarking on a new fishing or boating adventure! Here are four creative ways you can celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week in Montana: 1. Try a…

How much does it cost to rent a boat at Flathead Lake?

The cost to rent a boat at Flathead Lake is dependent on a few different factors. This includes the type of boat you are interested in renting, the length of time of your rental, and the number of times you would like to rent a boat at Flathead Lake throughout the boating season. Here is…