• Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    The Seasons of Glacier National Park

    Have you been wondering when is the best time to visit Glacier National Park in Montana?  Each ...

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  • Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

    I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned ...

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  • Whitefish Mountain Resort reflecting into Whitefish Lake in December, 2014, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    How to Enjoy Whitefish Lake in the Winter, Whitefish, Montana

    Whitefish Lake in northwest Montana is a completely different sight in the winter than in the ...

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  • Neill family camping at Apgar campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog May 2015
    Camping at Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park

    Apgar Campground in Glacier National Park is the largest campground in Glacier National Park. ...

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  • Montana Vacation Blog's Explorer Kit for Kids to keep them entertained while camping, 2015
    How To Keep Young Kids Entertained While Camping

    I get asked often how to keep kids entertained while camping. Well, older kids (perhaps over ...

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Driving Highway 49 and Highway 89 from East Glacier to St. Mary, Glacier National Park, Montana

Driving Highway 49 between East Glacier and St. Mary in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Much of the eastern side of Glacier National Park is easily missed by visitors to Montana. Most people fly into Kalispell, head to the west side of Glacier Park, and then drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, at least to Logan Pass. There is so much to be seen on the eastern side, and Highway 49 ...

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Running Eagle Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana

The Neills at Running Eagle Falls, Glacier National Park,

Running Eagle Falls is a waterfall that everyone should see while visiting Glacier National Park.  This is because it is so easily accessible — a 0.3 mile walk on a flat, wide, wheelchair-accessible path makes this a great waterfall for any park visitor. While the hike itself is easy, the ...

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2015 Glacier Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort Winter Lodging Deals!

Lake McDonald February 2015, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Glacier Park in the winter without having to break the bank.  There are also great deals at and around Whitefish Mountain Resort, giving you the opportunity to ski and visit Glacier Park!! Here are a list of some of the current 2015 lodging deals to ...

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2014 Photos from Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Hiking to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Avalanche Lake has always been my go-to hike in Glacier National Park.  An easy and quick day hike that is accessible from the west side of the park, this is a popular hike that I have written about before. (Read about the hike to Avalanche Lake here.)  We hiked it again in the early fall... ...

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Free Entry Days to National Parks in 2015

One thing to look forward to each new year are the free entry days to national parks.  On certain days of the year, all national park entry fees are waived, and you can get in for FREE!  Of course, if you purchase a season pass as I do, these days won’t matter to you.  But... Read More

Postcards {Photos} from Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

It is no secret that I love Bowman Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Glacier National Park in Montana.  Some people may not want to make the long trek to this stunning lake, but the journey is well worth the trouble.  Bowman Lake has a nice beach area along with some grass, making... ...

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“All about Glacier” Lecture Series at FVCC

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana, is presenting a 3-part lecture series entitled, “All about Glacier.” There will be three different topics discussed, and entry is FREE, for anyone wanting to learn more about Glacier National Park!  All lectures will take ...

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Hiking to Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Alex Neill and baby at the Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Aster Park Overlook is a scenic overlook that can be reached by hiking from the Two Medicine parking lot in Glacier National Park. This is a 1.9 mile hike one way, with a 700 foot elevation gain. You will begin at the South Shore Trailhead which can be found behind the boat tour building.  ...

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A great place to see Moose: Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Fishercap Lake in Glacier National Park is a serene lake located in the Many Glacier area in Montana. Most people probably visit Fishercap Lake on their way to Red Rock Falls. While it is not visible from the trail to Red Rock Falls, it is a gorgeous lake that you do not want to miss!... Read More

The perfect picnic spot: Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family at Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Paradise Point is a pretty point on the shores of Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.  This beautiful beach area is a great spot to have a picnic. To get here:  Leave from the South Shore Trailhead near the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake.  The hike will take you uphill, and ...

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