• Chinese Wall, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Sun Canyon Lodge and Outfitting, Trip to the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana

    A few weeks ago, I spent six days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Sun Canyon Lodge and ...

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  • Camping at the Many Glacier Campground with Grinnell Point in the background, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Camping at the Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

    I have always said Many Glacier is a special place. The campground here is one of the wonderful ...

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  • Holland Lake, Swan Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Hiking to Holland Falls and Holland Lake, Swan Valley, Montana

    Holland Lake and Holland Falls are located in the Swan Valley in northwest Montana.  Located ...

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  • The Neill family and their Chevy truck driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road at dusk, May 2016, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016
    Mother’s Day Weekend Camping at St. Mary Campground, Glacier National Park

    St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park has been off our radar for quite some time. It is ...

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  • Lake Five as seen from Lake Five Resort, northwest Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    Lake Five Resort, Near Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana

    Lake Five is tucked away just off of US Highway 2 as you approach Glacier National Park driving ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Camping at St. Mary Campground, Glacier National Park

The Neill family and their Chevy truck driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road at dusk, May 2016, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016

St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park has been off our radar for quite some time. It is easy to overlook this campground, but it opens earliest in the spring and it accepts reservations for the summer months, making it a great place to visit early in the season. The St. Mary Campground ...

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Riding the Going-to-the-Sun Road and Hiking to Avalanche Lake

Jumping at Avalanche Lake for the Glacier Park Instameet, April 2016, Montana Vacation Blog

As the roads in Glacier National Park slowly begin to open in the spring and early summer, more of the park is accessible to us. As soon as we found out that Going to the Sun Road had opened to bicycles beyond the Lake McDonald Lodge, we took our kids for a ride along McDonald... Read More

Camping at Two Medicine, July 2015

Two Medicine sunrise over Pray Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Two Medicine is one of my favorite campgrounds in Glacier National Park. I wrote about camping at Two Med last year, because we seemed to spend a lot of time over there. This year, we hadn’t made it to Two Medicine yet, so I was excited to go. Our kids have been spending a lot... Read More

Things to do in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family in the Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana, Overlooking Mount Grinnell behind the Many Glacier Hotel, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and Many Glacier is no exception. Here is a list of some ideas for planning your trip to the Many Glacier Valley!   1. Go for a hike. If you came to Glacier National Park to hike, Many Glacier is... ...

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Camping at the Many Glacier Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

Camping at the Many Glacier Campground with Grinnell Point in the background, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have always said Many Glacier is a special place. The campground here is one of the wonderful things about the Many Glacier Valley. The Many Glacier campground has become my favorite campground in Glacier National Park (that and Two Medicine, which I love for slightly different reasons). We ...

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Tips for Visiting Logan Pass and Glacier National Park in June or Early Summer

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, June 2015 with snow, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The entire Going to the Sun Road only opens for a few short months of the year, due to snow making Logan Pass impassable during the winter months. I usually don’t absolutely count on the road being open all of the way from West Glacier to St. Mary (which takes you over Logan Pass) ...

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Updated Info 2015 for hiking to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls, Glacier National Park

Neill family at St. Mary Falls 2015

I have written about the wonderful family hike to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls on my blog before. But here is some updated information about the hike since they changed the parking situation in 2015. Glacier National Park is now encouraging more people to use the free shuttle service. The ...

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Glacier National Park #instameets and Photo Walks with Rangers 2015

Red buses for the Red Bus Tours in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park is offering a few new things in June 2015. ...

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Things to do in northwest Montana: The Goat Lick on Highway 2 near Essex

The Goat Lick along the middle fork of the Flathead River in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog May 2015

If you are driving Highway 2 between West Glacier and East Glacier in the northwest corner of Montana, I recommend stopping at the Goat Lick Overlook near Essex. What brings people to this spot is the hope of seeing mountain goats. Usually mountain goats prefer to stay on the rocky cliffs at ...

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Camping at Apgar Campground, Glacier National Park

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

Apgar Campground in Glacier National Park is the largest campground in Glacier National Park. While the campground is on a first-come, first-serve basis, you can get a spot if you arrive early in the day as campers are leaving.  Apgar Campground is in the trees, so you will have shade at all of ...

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