• 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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  • The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013
    What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

    For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small ...

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  • North Fork of the Flathead River looking into Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    A Fall Drive up the “North Fork” to Polebridge, Montana

    I have said before how beautiful Montana is in the fall.  One of my favorite drives in the ...

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  • Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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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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The Hike to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, June 2013

Avalanche Lake, Glacier

My birthday week in June 2013 was a beautiful, sun-filled week.  What better way to spend a day in the sun than with a hike to Avalanche Lake, in Glacier National Park? I have mentioned before that Avalanche Lake is one of my favorite, (and easiest) hikes in Glacier National Park. The hike is ...

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Things to do in Yellowstone National Park: Tower Fall

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Tower Fall (yes, Fall, not Falls, according to the National Park Service), in Yellowstone National Park, is a must-see during your visit. Facts:  The falls are located just 17 miles north of Canyon, and two miles south of Roosevelt.  The fall falls 132 feet, and there is a half-mile long, very ...

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When will the Beartooth Highway open in 2013?

As I have mentioned before, I love keeping track of snow plow progress around the state of Montana, and when major highways will open.  The Beartooth Highway won’t be clear for vehicle traffic in 2013 until the roads are cleared of snow. You can keep track of their progress here: ...

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Montana, my love

View of Glacier National Park from the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com

Montana is my true love.  Montana is the place I call home. Montana is a place where life is based around simpler things.  A place with enough space and something for everyone, from the Rocky Mountains to the rolling plains.  A place where you can ride your horse to work, you can visit a ...

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Bear Attacks Can Happen Anywhere

Bear attacks can happen anywhere! Bear attacks do not only happen in national parks.  Yes, national parks seems to be the most popular place, and probably the most reported place for bear attacks.  The number of bears in these parks, plus the number of people visiting, are probably the reason ...

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Beware of Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Bison in Hayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com

The stories we mainly hear about from Yellowstone National Park are the ones that involve people being “attacked” by bears. The following fact is taken from Yellowstone’s website: There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations ...

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General Information about Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana

Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012

Bowman Lake is a beautiful lake just outside Polebridge, Montana, in Glacier National Park.  The lake is just over 32 miles from the west entrance near Apgar. The road leading to Bowman Lake from Polebridge, Montana, is a dirt, bumpy, one-lane road.  Not what I was expecting in a national ...

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Things to do in Montana

Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com

Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and raised in Montana, I truly believe this state is a special place that will provide you with the unique vacation you are looking for.  What I love is that most of the things it has to offer... Read More

Things to do in the Spring in Montana: Mountain Biking at The Whitefish Trail, Whitefish, Montana

Spring mountain biking on the Whitefish Trail, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

This blog post written by guest writer, Mike Barrett   Ever wonder what to do for recreation in the spring time after the mountain closes but before the summer fun really begins? Then The Whitefish Trail can be just the ticket!  The Whitefish Trail climbs, dives, rolls and meanders through ...

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Things to do in northwest Montana in April, May, and June

Swan Valley Mountain Range, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com

Looking for things to do in northwest Montana during the “shoulder season”?  Shoulder season is the time between the end of ski season and the start of the hot, sunny summer weather in Montana, usually the months of April, May, and June. This is a great time to visit Montana because ...

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