Leave only snow prints, take only memories!

In a cabin in the foothills of Montana, about half way between Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park, the idea to start an outdoor guiding business began to grow! Guides, BJ Johnson and his lovely wife (if I do say so myself), Joli, had spent years working their respective "real" jobs. However, they both had a passion to spent time outdoors and to help to inspire others do the same. The dream became a passion and with (alot of hard) work it became a reality.

Five years ago they opened Sea Me Paddle Kayaking Tours on Flathead Lake, where they have helped folks from all around the globe experience the beauty of the clear green waters of Flathead Lake from the seat of a kayak! They enjoy perusing the comments from TripAdvisor because they love it when they know that they have brought a smile to a face and helped to create a lasting memory!

This year they expanded their services to include the winter sports that they so adore, cross country skiing and snowshoeing and in a place they so love to spend their time: Glacier National Park. So this is the story of how Spoke & Paddle Outdoor Adventures was born. Spoke and Paddle is not a great big company, but what it lacks in size it tries to make up in personalized service.

Remember if you choose to venture with us into the back country of Glacier National Park, smiles are mandatory. And of course we always adhere to eco-friendly, leave no trace policies. Leave only snow prints, take only memories!


During the summer months the “Spoke” side of Spoke & Paddle offers bicycle rentals for all ages. The Great Northern Historical Rails to Trails trail head lies only one block away and allows you to travel the fully paved, 22 mile length to Kila. The trail provides you a unique opportunity to view the spectacular Flathead Valley, the gorgeous Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish Mountain Ranges, along with theSmith Lake Wildlife Refuge and affords peek-a-boo views into Glacier National Park. For more information about renting bikes CLICK HERE.

Spoke & Paddle is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Somers Bay and some of the best kayaking and paddle boarding in Montana. Kayak in and around the Juniper Islands, or stop by the sand flats for a nice swim. During the warm weather months, we offer fully guided tours on Flathead Lake as well as a full line of rental kayaks, paddleboards, and water equipment.

NEW: WINTER TOURS IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK! Spoke & Paddle is offering guided cross country ski and snowshoe tours in Glacier National Park! If you have always wanted to experience the beauty of the park there is no better time to do it than during the winter months! We are offering both day tours as well as overnight adventures. For those that prefer to venture out on their own, we are also offering snowshoe rentals. For more information on booking a guided snowshoe or cross country ski tour in Glacier National Park CLICK HERE.

This year winter we are also forming new exercises clasess in our Spoke & Paddle building. We know that everyone has to keep in shape for optimal outdoor play all year round! For more information on our fitness classes CLICK HERE.