If your Easter respite includes fresh mountain air, breathtaking views, and an array of year-round and special Easter activities, you’ll want to consider beautiful Montana. Once you’ve settled on the Treasure State, zero in on historic Whitefish. Not only will you be surrounded by plenty of year-round activities, but there’s also plenty of history to explore as well as Easter fun to be had. Here’s what to expect with an Easter Escape to Whitefish.
If attending Easter services is on your agenda, Whitefish and the surrounding area has several churches where you can attend services while enjoying vacation. Many will be holding special Easter services, including sunrise services, to mark the special occasion. Contact your choice of church and inquire about dates, times, and locations for services to plan your schedule.
Celebrate Easter with a delicious traditional brunch, whether or not you attended services earlier in the day. Select restaurants in and around Whitefish will be serving the traditional Easter meal of ham and all the fixings. Contact your restaurant of choice and ask about reservations, as well as the availability of pick up or delivery if you’d like an intimate meal at your accommodations without the fuss of preparation or facing the crowds at the restaurant.
Bring the kids out for a hoppin’ good time. The Easter Bunny will be hosting an egg hunt at The Springs at Whitefish. Bring your Easter basket and egg-finding expertise. Get your picture taken with the bunny before the hunt starts. The free event runs from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Pictures start at noon and the hunt starts at 12:30.
Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish and home to breathtaking views and a myriad of trails and sights. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932. At the park you’ll find beautiful scenery, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and give you a long breath of fresh mountain air after all that time in the car. Work up an appetite or shed the extra pounds of a delicious holiday meal. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience.
Gather your group for some exercise and head just outside of downtown Whitefish. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through over 40 miles of public and private land for an unmatched experience of the Whitefish area’s natural beauty. The trail is made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads combined together for a one-of-a-kind experience. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
While you’re here, take in some local history. The old town train station is home to the Whitefish Museum and includes railroad paraphernalia and many other displays and exhibits that bring the town’s history to life. Before you enter, you’ll notice the large tree stump outside the main doors, a homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown,” and a reminder to guests and locals alike of the city’s pre-railroad past as a logging town. Explore hands-on exhibits, send a message in Morse Code, or learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “The Hanging Tree”, among others. Admission is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society is recommended and appreciated.
A fun, outdoor activity for the whole group, laser tag challenges your skills and offers plenty of fun for everyone this Easter. This local and women-owned business provides laser tag experiences with the added challenge of the obstacles created by the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. The two-hour experience takes place in the heavily wooded areas around the business. Come prepared for battle with closed-toed shoes and long-sleeved shirt and long pants no matter what temperature it is outside to protect against sun, bugs, and foliage. COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant, CDC-recommended distancing between staff and players, as well as no combined groups. Call for reservations.
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your Easter retreat to Whitefish in a vacation rental by Whitefish Rentals. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Relax and spread out in the open living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the Whitefish Easter fun and excitement you came to experience. Prepare the Easter feast or another home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
Contact us today to start planning your Easter in Whitefish!