We have wrapped up another great construction season on the Whitefish Trail! If you have volunteered for WLP or the Whitefish Trail this year, join us for a volunteer appreciation party at the Bulldog in early December. Read the latest trail report and consider a donation in support of the trail and open spaces you love.
Whitefish Trail Construction Updates
With winter's return, the 2019 construction season has come to a close on the Whitefish Trail. Thanks to your generous donations and volunteerism, we have made lasting improvements to Beaver Lake, constructed the new Beaver Tail segment, completed an important re-route at Skyles, and installed a new overlook bench at Smith Lake.

If you have not visited Beaver Lake yet, there's still time before the snow really flies! Along with a new mile of trail, we created a new viewing platform, trail kiosk, and improved pedestrian access to the water. The site is a wonderful destination for any season, so add it to your list and bring a fishing pole.

The re-route at Skyles is now complete thanks to crews at Two Bear and volunteers from ReMax of Whitefish. The new section of trail provides improved lines of sight at the Two Bear Road crossing and removes an eroding, rocky switchback. Please stay off the old section of trail while it is being decommissioned and enjoy the views of Skyles Lake from the new trail corridor.

Finally, thanks to generous support from Paul and Janice McCann, a new bench was installed just west of Smith Lake. The overlook offers expanding views of the Swift Creek Valley and Salish Mountains to the south and is approximately halfway between Swift Creek and Smith Lake. We are busy planning our 2020 construction season and hope to build more trails at Smith Lake next year.
Smith Lake Bench
Re/Max of Whitefish
Beaver Lake Kiosk
It literally takes a village to keep WLP and the Whitefish Trail thriving.
Do your part today!

Be a WT Friend or Family this year and make an investment in the future of our local lands.  
2019 Whitefish Trail Volunteer Party!
The Bulldog Saloon
Thursday, December 12 @ 5:30pm
If you have volunteered for Whitefish Legacy Partners or the Whitefish Trail in 2019, we want to say THANK YOU and celebrate together at the Bulldog Saloon. Whether you helped at an event, in the office, or out on the trail swinging a pulaski, we appreciate your hard work and want to buy you dinner and a drink! Mark your calendar, and we'll see you at the Bulldog.
Consider a gift to WLP and the Whitefish Trail
Whitefish Trail Friends, Families, and Partners help make conservation, education, and recreation possible on the lands around Whitefish year after year.

Whether you have been enjoying the loops in Beaver Lakes, taking in the valley views of Haskill, or experiencing a guided learning hike, we hope you will join us in giving back to the Whitefish trail and open spaces you LOVE!
Early November Trail Report
By Alan Myers-Davis, WLP Director of Development
The next trail report might have a little less color and a lot more snow! Fall's tumultuous demeanor has swung from bitterly cold to calm and sunny seemingly on a whim, and last weekend, warm weather won out. Mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners squeezed in one more Whitefish Trail adventure before the trail was buried under yesterday's blanket of snow.

The reroute at Skyles is now complete, and we hope you have enjoyed improved lines of sight when crossing Two Bear Road and a better trail experience around that rocky switchback. These improvements were made possible by Two Bear and volunteers from Re/Max of Whitefish.

Recent winds have brought down a few trees in Beaver Lakes and Swift Creek, but otherwise, the trail is still in great shape for all types of non-motorized recreation. Yesterday's snow will melt with the warm up ahead, so before you put the mountain bike and trail shoes away for winter, get out on the trail one more time. Early winter is a great time to watch the changing seasons, enjoy solitude, and even see wildlife.

Instagram photos left to right: @montananess, @mountainsacalling, @ptor
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
The Whitefish Trail relies on the generosity of trail users, conservation-minded supporters, and local businesses to create a year-round, sustainable asset for future generations.  
Great Northern Brewing Company has been sponsoring the Whitefish Trail since the beginning. They realize that our local trail system increases their bottom line, and they want to support a project that gives so much back to the community and their business. After a hike or bike on the trail, stop by the draught house for a cold micro-brew!

Thank you Great Northern Brewing Company for sponsoring the WT Hootenanny!
Whitefish Mountain Resort supports the trail in SO many ways. Did you know they donated an easement for the Big Mountain TH and for 1/2 mile of trail in Haskill? They also have an Adopt-A-Trail crew, donate cash annually, AND donate raffle prizes in support of the WT Hootenanny! Thank you WMR for supporting our local trail year after year!

Thank you Whitefish Mountain Resort for being a WT Corporate Sponsor, Adopt-A-Trail Crew, and event sponsor!
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