The 27-hole Buffalo Hill Golf Course (1176 N. Main St., 406/756-4530) is one of northwestern Montana’s most challenging greens.
Also just north of town is Big Mountain Golf Club (3230 Hwy. 93 N., 406/751-1950).
Lone Pine State Park is five miles southwest of town off Foys Lake Road (get there from Hwy. 2 via Meridian Rd.). It’s set up on a hill, and hiking trails lead to overlooks with a good view of Kalispell and Glacier National Park.
The large city pool is in the middle of Woodland Park (406/758-7812). The Summit (205 Sunnyview Ln., 406/751-4100), a fitness center on Buffalo Hill just north of the city center, has a large indoor pool and fitness equipment.
© W.C. McRae & Judy Jewell from Moon Montana, 7th Edition