by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
May 20, 2005
Here are a few interesting facts about Flathead Lake:
The beauty of the lake is incredible. Sitting on a long pier, dangling my feet over the water, I realized that the lake bottom and the shoreline were covered with the most beautiful stones in hues of blue, purple and greens. Because we were there before the official season opened, there was little traffic on the road or on the lake. At times it appeared as smooth as glass, and not a ripple could be seen.
Sweet cherry orchards occupy most of the southern shoreline, along with large, elegant homes. Deer run free throughout the area. With plenty of time on our hands, we drove many of the back roads and dreamed of what it would be like to live there. We drove through towns like Woods Bay, Big Fork, Finley Point, and Lakeside.
The densely wooded orchards gave way to a more arid landscape on the southern end of the lake and then back into gently rolling hills as we headed north towards Glacier National Park. And, as usual, we have added this location to our list of favorites.
During the summer tourist season, there are many activities to choose from: kayaking, Wild Horse Island boat trips, bike tours, sailing, canoeing, horseback riding, and extreme water sports. There are seven art galleries in the area, featuring wildlife and landscape paintings, Native American crafts, Western art, handmade stoneware pottery, bronze sculptures, and jewelry.
From journal KALISPELL- OH, WHAT A SPELL I'M IN