Whitefish is the gateway to Glacier National Park with its jagged peaks, lakes, and stunning valleys. This resort community in northwest Montana is an outdoor lover’s dream. You’ll find downhill skiing, mountain biking, and even boating. And there are miles of dog friendly hiking trails.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Whitefish depends on what you love to do. Summer is the most popular (and crowded) time to visit Glacier National Park. The ski slopes beckon when winter arrives. But many find September an ideal time to visit. The weather is still warm. And snow has not yet begun falling. Some of the trails that will soon see skiers are great for hiking with your dog.
Things Not To Miss
Glacier National Park is the big draw in the area. And while pets may stay in the campground, they are not allowed many other places in the park. Make sure you read about visiting Glacier with pets before you go.
The Whitefish Trail has many trailheads and over 40 miles of hiking. It’s enough to tire out even the most active pup.
Dogs can enjoy five acres of fun in Hugh Rogers Wag Dog Park. Rated as one of the top ten dog parks in the country, Wag Park has room to run, agility equipment, and a dog wash.
Head over to the Bonsai Brewery Project to enjoy a craft brew in the pet friendly beer garden. And if you want something sweet, don’t forget to check out the homemade favors (including dog ice cream) at Sweet Peaks.