While it’s known for stunning colors and pleasant temperatures, fall remains one of Montana’s most underrated seasons, which makes it the perfect time of year to bring your meeting to Kalispell. Plus, while fall is considered one of Montana’s shoulder seasons, it offers numerous amenities and activities that are readily found during the summer season, from red bus tours in Glacier National Park to boat cruises on Flathead Lake.
Here are some reasons why a fall meeting in Montana should be on your radar:
Fall foliage. While Kalispell and northwest Montana don’t have the same colors as some of our friends in the northeast corner of the country, fall is still a stunning time of year. In and around Kalispell you’ll see yellows, golds and reds that cover our landscapes, perfectly complemented with snow-dusted mountain peaks.
More room to play. Along with cooler temperatures comes more capacity for your event, from hotels room blocks and unique venues to increased rental car availability. And with fewer leisure visitors coming to Montana during this time of year, there are more opportunities for your attendees to experience this beautiful part of the country at a pace that fits your event.
Guided activities abound. While the crowds diminish in fall, activity providers are still going strong, making it easy for your group to take advantage of activities that are typically offered during summer. A few of note: fly-fishing classes and guided trips, rafting along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, horseback trail rides through the Rocky Mountains and guided hikes and interpretive tours in Glacier National Park.
Sip on local cider and tour an apple orchard. Fall brings the apple harvest to Montana and there’s no better place to see it in action than at Big Mountain Ciderworks. With a history in farming, the family behind Big Mountain Ciderworks grows apples and pears which are used to create their hard ciders. After touring the orchard, your group can enjoy a cider tasting while taking in 180-degree views of the area.