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Polson, MT

Aerial view of Polson MT

Enjoying a summer afternoon flying over Polson by the convergence of Flathead Lake and Flathead River.

Polson, MT is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Northwest Montana.  Polson lies in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake. This charming lakeside community is the trading center for one of Montana’s most fertile farming areas. In a prime cherry growing region and home to numerous cherry orchards, Polson celebrates with an annual Cherry Festival.  Winter brings the annual Polson Polar Bear Plunge!

The broad, sweeping Mission Valley south of Polson is bordered by the rugged, snow-capped Mission Mountains. The Flathead River flows from Polson, featuring whitewater rafting and the Kerr Dam. Visit the  National Bison Range at Moiese, just south of Ronan, Montana with its large herds of bison, elk, deer, antelope and barn sheep is nearby, as well as the Ninepipes and Pablo Wildlife Refuges for bird watchers. Three museums, The Miracle of America Museum and Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, offer many displays and memorabilia along with the People’s Center in nearby Pablo where you can learn more about the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille tribal nations. Polson also has several city parks located on the lake. Visitors are advised to keep their cameras ready for the area’s own “Flathead Monster,” sightings of which date back over a hundred years. Also, don’t miss the Polson Bay Golf Course.

Polson, Montana becomes an attractive place to be in the summertime when temperatures range from 80 to 95 degrees. All of Northwest Montana comes alive during the spring. In July, Polson plays host to the Flathead Lake Hoopfest 3 on 3 tournament.  Clays for Kids, a fundraiser for beating local hunger takes place at the Big Sky Sporting Clays course.  We hear it will be an annual event!  Then in August, Polson hosts the largest car show in the Pacific Northwest. The Mission Valley Cruisers boast 500 hot rods, custom and classic that line the streets of Polson, Montana. If you are looking for theater, then come see the Port Polson Players for a show.  Visit the Polson Chamber of Commerce for more information about what is happening in Polson.

Restaurants:
Swing on back a few years in time at Betty’s Diner or up the street at Tootsies Drive-In.  The team favorite when we are in Polson looking at property is the reasonably priced faire, plus a pickle from the barrel, at the The Cove Deli & Pizza;  If you have room left, you can indulge after lunch with Montana-made Wilcoxson’s ice cream.    Ricciardi’s Italian on Main Street has Italian dishes.  Travel east out of town a few minutes and north up the eastshore of Flathead Lake for smokey tastes at East Shore Smoke House.