The Flathead Valley 

This area is a myriad of communities, special places, events but most importantly the Flathead Valley is made up of its amazing people. Community-minded, driven, compassionate and caring neighbors perfectly describes the Flathead Valley and its residents. 

The North Shore Ranch is nestled on the north end of Flathead Lake between a few amazing communities of Lakeside/Somers and Bigfork, and lies just south of the bustling city of Kalispell. All communities are beautiful places to live and sandwich the North Shore Ranch, supplying additional amenities, arts and culture, music, restaurants and pubs and accessibility to services. 


Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and provides endless opportunities for recreation, wildlife, exploration and fun! The lake has more than 200 miles of shorefront and offers more than 15 island to explore! Surrounded by spectacular views of the famed Mission Mountain Range to the east, the Salish Mountains to the west and filled with crystal clear blue water makes it a very special Montana place to dwell and play. 

Nearby recreational attractions include close access to Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area with the famed Glacier National Park west entrance a short drive away. 

Recreation on Flathead Lake includes sailing, boating, waterskiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, swimming, picnicking, fishing and camping. 

Lakeside and Somers are located on the northwest end of Flathead Lake. 

Bigfork is located on the eastern shore of Flathead Lake. 

Discover Kalispell the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Kalispell Chamber recently produced a fantastic video portraying the lifestyle elements of why northwest Montana and Flathead Lake is best.