At the north end of Flathead Lake just 15 minutes south of Kalispell, the charming and peaceful little community of Somers features a swimming beach, boat launch and yacht club with easy access to Flathead Lake. During the summer, Somers is scattered with roadside fruit stands selling locally grown fruit, like Western Montana’s famous Flathead cherries, plus apples and plums. Here’s what not to miss in Somers.
Somers Beach State Park
Brand new and officially open to the public for day use, Somers Beach State Park on the north shore of Flathead Lake offers nearly half a mile of sandy beach, perfect for enjoying the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. Remember, pack it in, pack it out!
Great Northern Historical Trail
The paved Great Northern Historical Trail runs 22 miles from Somers to Kila, and it’s perfect for biking, walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. This wheelchair-accessible trail follows part of the route of the old Great Northern Railway and offers unrivaled views of the Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish mountains. If you take the trail north on a clear day you’ll see the peaks of Glacier National Park in the distance.
Mountain Café at Mountain Meadow Herbs
For good (and good for you) eats, like smoothie blends/bowls and salads plus paninis, breakfast, baked goods, coffee and specialty drinks, the café at Mountain Meadow Herbs is the place to be. Don’t miss the house granola!
Somers Bay Cafe
For 25 years, this little gem has been serving up great food at great prices. Their Mexican breakfast specialties are a local fave, and their menu also includes homestyle American cooking for breakfast and lunch. Try the Somers Bay Cafe the next time you’re on Flathead Lake.
Rub elbows with the locals at Del’s Bar, voted Best of Flathead 2019. This great-American bar and grille boasts a pub-like atmosphere and mouthwatering food, like pizza, burgers, nine kinds of wings, cheese bread and Del’s Killer Nachos. We highly recommend their famous pork chop sandwich.
Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly; and build an inclusive outdoors. Travel responsibly by reviewing Western Montana’s COVID-19 information and guidelines at SafetyFirstMT.com.
July 18, 2022