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Communities in Lake County Montana

Polson Montana

Incorporated April 5, 1910, Polson has a history of lumbering, ranching and steamboats. The city was named after pioneer rancher David Polson. Steamboats played a major part in early transportation of freight and passengers. The tugboat "Paul Bunyan" was instrumental in early logging operations.

Polson is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake. This charming lakeside community is the trading center for one of Montana's most fertile farming areas. In a prime cherry growing region and home to numerous cherry orchards, Polson celebrates with an annual Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival.

The broad, sweeping Mission Valley south of Polson is bordered by the rugged, snow-capped Mission Mountains. The Flathead River that flows from Polson features whitewater rafting and Kerr Dam. The National Bison Range at Moiese with its large herds of bison, elk, deer, antelope and bairn sheep is nearby, as well as the Ninepipes and Pablo Wildlife Refuges for bird watchers.

Two museums, The Miracle of America and Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, offer many displays and memorabilia. Polson also has several city parks located on the lake and is home to the Polson Bay Golf Course, a magnificent golf course which is nestled near the Mission Mountains and at the base of Flathead Lake.

Provided by: Montana's Official State Travel Site

Polson Montana on Flathead Lake

City of Polson: City Hall
http://www.cityofpolson.com 
Telephone: 406-883-8202
Address: 106 First Street East Polson, Montana 59860

The Lake County Courthouse
http://www.lakecounty-mt.org 
106 4th Ave East Polson, Montana 59860

Polson was incorporated in 1910 and is the county seat for Lake County. Polson lies in a natural amphitheater at the south end of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. Polson is located on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Polson is a lakeshore community in the trading center for one of most fertile farming areas in Montana. This prime cherry growing region is home to dozens of orchards, which Polson celebrates with an annual Cherry Festival.

The broad, sweeping Mission Valley south of Polson is bordered by the rugged, snow-capped Mission Mountains. The Flathead River that flows through Polson features whitewater rafting and Kerr Dam.

Polson becomes a popular attraction in the summertime, when temperatures range from 80 to 95 degrees. In July, Polson plays host to the Flathead Lake Basketball Tournament. The largest Car Show in the Pacific
 

Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival

Cherry time in Montana's Flathead Lake Valley is one of the most exciting times of the year and Polson is where the cherry action is. Last year Polson's Annual Cherry Festival was a great success and this year's festival is sure to be even bigger, better and more exciting. Family Fun Event. The Festival is sponsored by the Polson Business Community with assistance from community organizations and businesses like the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers Association. With Cherry related foods, displays of Montana made items for sale and games for kids (or adults who think they are kids), your family will have a most memorable time. Come spend the entire day in Polson.

Quilt and Pillowcase Contest: Show your quilting skills. Enter your quilt or your pillowcase in this year's quilting contest. All entries will be displayed in different Polson businesses for all the community to see. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Cherry Pie Eating Contest: Like Cherry Pie? Do you think you can eat more cherry pie at one sitting than anyone else? Come compete and show us your appetite.

Cherry Pit Spitting/Stem Tying Contest: Your only time to spit on the streets of Polson without penalty. Let everyone see how far you can spit a cherry pit. Just show up to enter. Contest Time is 1:00pm Sunday.

Show your finger dexterity and ability to tie cherry stems. If you sew, tie flies, play piano, or have good 'fine motor' skills, you just might be the winner of this fun event! Just show up to enter. Contest Time is 2:00pm Sunday.

Exhibits and Montana Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase or sell an amazing assortment of everything from art, photos, crafts to foods and treats. If you would like to rent an exhibit space to sell your creations call Jackie Cripe at 883-5800 for details about booth size, cost, location, set up and dismantle times.

Provided by: Montana's Official State Travel Site

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