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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:

map1. Take a Sail 

Dayton is a fantastic jumping off point for a sailing trip on Flathead Lake. Not only is Dayton hom to a public boat launch, you can also rent or charter a sailboat for the day in Dayton from Go Sail Montana. Go Sail offers boat rentals for experienced sailors, captained charter trips for those looking to relax out on the water, and lessons for anyone interested in becoming an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailor themselves. Sailing is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do in Dayton, MT if you have a few days available for lessons or even just a few hours to fill by taking a tour of the lake! Find out more about your sailing options on Flathead Lake here.  

2. Grab a Bite at the Chuck Wagon Bar and Grill

One of the most loved things to do in Dayton, MT for locals and visitors alike is to swing on down to Chuck Wagon Bar and Grill. This tasty eatery offers all the classic dishes, like cheeseburgers and fish n’ chips, as well as local favorites like teriyaki steak and chicken stir fry. If you are in town on a Tuesday, don’t miss out on their special Taco Tuesday menu! 

3. Picnic at the Park

If you’d rather enjoy a budget lunch in the sunshine in Dayton, bring your sandwiches and snacks down to the Dayton Community Public Park for a picnic! This park has great views of the lake and yacht club. It also features plenty of places to picnic, including the well-maintained lawn, picnic tables, and a dock.

4.Visit Wild Horse Island State Park

When you are thinking of things to do in Dayton, MT – don’t limit yourself to the mainland! One of the most fun things to do in Dayton is visit Wild Horse Island State Park. You can read more about what makes this special state park such a great place to spend the day here. However, keep in mind that you can’t drive or walk to this gorgeous island. You’ll either need to take a boat, a SUP, or a kayak. Luckily, you can rent all three from Go Sail Montana! Check out pricing and availability for SUP, kayak, and sailboat rentals here.