ITINERARY: Made in Montana Walking Tour
Whether it’s a piece of fine jewelry or a craft beer, Whitefish is full of local artisans.
Start the morning at Montana Coffee Traders, where beans are locally-roasted and you’ll find ingredients on the menu sourced from local farms and dairies.
More About this Attraction or Experience: Take a stroll along Central Ave and the Railway district, and wander into all the independently-owned shops that sell or create unique local treasures. - Knit N’Needle has a great selection of hand-dyed yarn for knitting aficionados - At Remedies Day Spa, treat yourself to handcrafted lotions and spa products (and book a massage while you're there!) - Whitefish Pottery creates functional stoneware made in the studio, plus featured one-of-a-kind pieces from potters from the Flathead Valley and across Montana. - The Toggery and Purple Pomegranate source jewelry and accessories from local artisans. A great lunch is waiting for you behind every restaurant door. For a truly local meal, check out Craggy Range Bar & Grill on Central Avenue, where they have a list of the local ingredients being used, or head to Amazing Crepes for a savory meal. When the afternoon craving hits for a sweet treat, there are many options for a tasty snack: - Sweet Peaks - homemade ice cream and waffle cones - Cooperleaf Chocolate - handmade chocolate & fudge -The Red Caboose - frozen yogurt bar Happy hour is even happier with locally-crafted brews and spirits. Stop at the Great Northern Brewing Company for a Huckleberry Wheat or a Going-to-the-Sun IPA (Brewery tours are available in-season) and Bonsai Brewing Project for an amazing selection of flagship beers and an ever-changing list of seasonal beers. If you're feeling a little more "spirited," head over to Spotted Bear Spirits for cocktails made with vodka, gin, coffee liqueur (made with cold brew from Montana Coffee Traders), agave spirit and a variety of cellos. When it comes to dinner, using local ingredients makes a memorable meal. Pescado Blanco serves up "Mountain Mexican" with Elk Chorizo tacos; enjoy the sunset over the lake at the Boat Club with Montana-grown items, or treat yourself at Cafe Kandahar, where Chef Andy Blanton creates "thoughtfully constructed cuisine." And of course, huckleberry products made with the “Montana gold” can be found at just about every business in town!