I cannot wait to live what I call "lake life." That carefree summertime feeling. Just getting out on the water and enjoying the sun. It is one of the perks of having so many beautiful bodies of water surrounding us. We can get out and enjoy living the lake life all summer long.

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One Montana town has got the "lake life" vibe all year round. In fact, this small Montana town sets the bar for how "lake life" should be lived.


Country Living recently compiled a list of "Top 40 Best Lake Towns in America." Some could say places like Helena (Canyon Ferry) OR Glasgow (Fort Peck) would be considered lake towns. But Flathead Lake is the crown jewel of Montana. Ranking high on the list (right next to Lake Havasu) is the always-stunning Bigfork, MT.

According to Country Living

If you're looking for something more tranquil, consider Bigfork. This small waterfront village has plenty to offer, from mountain biking to golfing to paddle boarding. To enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the lake, pitch your tent or pull up an RV at Wayfarers Campground. For a true Montana experience, stay at self-described "genuine Montana dude ranch" Flathead Lake Lodge. Best of all, you'll be less than an hour from Glacier National Park.

I have many fond memories of summertime in Bigfork. Don't even get me started with the time we closed the Garden Bar on the 4th of July. Keep living that "Lake Life." Sitting high on the list of BEST in America. A well-deserved honor for a small Montana town.

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