4 Off Season Activities For The Whole Family
Just because the weather is warm, doesn’t mean you and your family can’t enjoy the great outdoors in Montana. While skiing and snowboarding are probably out of the question this time of the year, there are a long list of things you can all do together as a family. Stay active, get outside, and take advantage of all the fun Montana has to offer.
Fishing is a sport that all ages can enjoy, which makes it great for families. Luckily, Montana is filled with streams, lakes, and more, including those by Glacier National Park. The streams leaving that park in particular are known for their quantities of trout, making them a great spot for boosting your kids’ confidence in their fishing skills. Or you can just hit one of the numerous lakes throughout the area. As a bonus, fishing gives you plenty of time to talk to each other.
Cool Off In The Water
There are dozens of activities you and your family can do in the water in Montana plus plenty of lakes to enjoy, including Whitefish Lake, Lake MacDonald, and Lake Koocanusa. Find a smooth area to go swimming or just float along and enjoy the water. You can also go canoeing or kayaking or hit some moving water for more adventure. If you have small children, you may want to stick to power boating, but older kids will love water skiing or paddle boarding.
Hiking And Cycling
Whether your family prefers to ride bikes or hike, there are plenty of opportunities to do so during the off-season. Just wait to hit some of the more challenging mountain bike trails until your kids are a bit older and confident on their bikes. Just a handful of the hiking trails in the area to consider include those in Spencer Mountain, Whitefish Trail, Swan River Nature Trail and those in Glacier National Park.
Don’t forget to consider taking the whole family horseback riding to truly experience the land. There are plenty of local companies that give you a full-day or half-day ride throughout the area. This is a great way to make sure your kids are comfortable on a horse from an early age.