America's Best Lake Vacations
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Flathead Lake: Montana
Best for Horseback Riding: Wild horses roam the eponymous state park that floats in this lake in western Montana. Along the shore awaits the all-inclusive Flathead Lake Lodge, where guests can enjoy equestrian lessons, trail rides, cookout rides, barrel-racing competitions, and team roping demonstrations. Other dude ranches in the Flathead Valley can organize multiday packhorse camping trips into the surrounding wilderness mountains.
Stay and Play: Flathead Lake Lodge; flatheadlakelodge.com.