Whitefish, Montana has been featured on the Today Show and other major media outlets as one of the top spots in the country for fall foliage.
Travel + Leisure features editor Nilou Motamed selected the Whitefish area and Glacier National Park as a top autumn pick for the beautiful golden leaves and a mid-October foliage. The colors are typically on display late September through early October.
While golden aspen trees are well known in the popular knowledge of the West, it’s really the tamarack trees (also called larch) that make the vibrant colors of the Whitefish area so special. Tamaracks look like evergreen trees, but their needles go gold and drop to the forest floor, a harbinger of winter's white blanket that will soon coat the mountains for ski and snowboard season...[more]