Polson lies at the south end of Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. This small lakeside community offers lodging, fine dining, shopping, and an annual Cherry Festival.
The town is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation. With an elevation of under 3000′ above sea level, the climate is pleasant.
Flathead Lake features more than 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks maintain 13 public access sites around the lake. The lake is known for its crystal clear waters, good fishing, and amazing scenery.
Cherries orchards thrive on the shores surrounding the lake. Cold winter temperatures and a temperate lakeside climate create the perfect growing conditions.
The majestic Mission Mountains tower above the town and lake. The mountain range is named for its proximity to the Jesuit St. Ignatius Mission located about a half hour south. There are about 45 miles of hiking trails in the mountains along with numerous lakes.