Evergreen is a mid-size community just outside of Kalispell in Flathead County. With the meandering Flathead River to the east, and the Whitefish River to the west, pups living in this town have access to some of Montana’s famous river fishing. While Evergreen is primarily a residential area, it’s surrounded by millions of acres of pristine wilderness. The Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, and Lone Pine State Park are all a quick car ride away. This pupperific place even has two veterinary clinics.
Whether you live in Evergreen or are just passing through, your furry friend will love spending time in one of the town’s pawsome parks. Silver Shadow Park is a neighborhood park that features a baseball field, playground, and picnic facilities. Most importantly, it has a nice open lawn for your pup to stroll around. Take a couple laps around the green space so your pal can get some exercise while basking in the warm sunshine. For a change of scenery, make your way over to Evergreen Lions Park. It’s bigger so there’s more room for your doggo to roam. A playground and basketball court are also available. When visiting either park, it’s a good idea to bring clean up bags and some extra water for your pup.
No bones about it, your pup will love the welcoming vibe in this Montana town.
This Kalispell neighborhood is home to a few furrific parks, and is just 10 minutes from Evergreen. Leash up your pup and get ready for a day of park hopping! Northridge Park is a spacious green space in the middle of a residential area. If your pup enjoys trotting around with no agenda, this is the place to be. For something a bit more structured, head over to Sunset Park and take a couple laps around the paved walking path. You and your pooch will both get a great workout. Lawrence Park is another great option. Walk your pup around this natural area or stop by Stillwater River for a quiet paws with your pal.
Is your dog itching for a walk? Help scratch that itch with a trip to Woodland Park. Located in Kalispell, it’s only five minutes from Evergreen. Your pooch can strut along the paved walking path while breathing in some fresh air. The walkway winds through the trees and along the banks of a pond. It’s a decent length, so your pal will get plenty of exercise. During the winter locals flock to this park for ice skating and hockey, and during the summer, the water slides are always busy. On your way home, stop by Heritage Park for a picnic. With thick groves of trees, this park is stays nice and cool during the dog days of summer.
If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, but don’t want to leave your pup home, head over to this Kalispell neighborhood and visit one of the pet friendly restaurants. Just 10 minutes outside of Evergreen you’ll find DeSoto Grill. Specializing in BBQ, this rockabilly restaurant will leave your pup feeling like a hip hound dog. Chow down on some smoked brisket or pulled park while hanging out on the patio with your pooch. The 406 Bar and Grill is for the adventurous palate. Your pooch can join you at one of the outside tables while you tempt your taste buds with Elk Wontons or Saffron Scallops. Sounds pupalicious!
Is your pup bursting with energy? Then it’s time for a trip to Paws to Play, an off leash dog park inside Begg Park. Pack up your pooch and drive 15 minutes to this Kalispell park for some good old fashion canine romping and wrestling. Your dog will have a ball dashing and darting around the wide open fields. The park has a smaller area for petite pooches and larger area for those who want to run wild, plus benches are provided for pet parents. It is BYOW, so be sure to pack some cold water and a bowl. By the time you’re ready to leave, your furry friend will be ready for a long nap!
Lace up your boots, pack some water, and grab a leash-it’s time for an adventure with your pup! The Lone Pine State Park is located just outside of downtown Kalispell and is less than 20 minutes from Evergreen. Your nature loving pooch will be in heaven while hiking through forests of pine trees. Trails like Raptor’s Rest, Bearly There, and Western Larch weave throughout the park and vary in length. If your pup needs several miles of exercise, you may need to combine a couple trails. No matter which trail you take, you’ll get stunning views of the Flathead Valley. On clear days you can even see all the way to Glacier National Park!