• 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 ...

    Read More
  • 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 ...

    Read More
  • 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 ...

    Read More
  • 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 ...

    Read More
  • 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 ...

    Read More

Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road when the road is Closed in Glacier National Park

Mountain Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is a popular thing to do. While the road is open throughout the summer to mountain bikers and vehicle traffic, mountain bikes have limited time slots that you are allowed to ride over Logan Pass. Due to traffic and congestion, bikes are ...

Read More

#optoutsideglacier Instameet, Lake McDonald, Black Friday 2015

Alex Neill sitting on a log at Lake McDonald near Apgar, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Each year, Black Friday rolls around and we may spend time buying more things that we probably don’t need because they are on sale. This year, we decided to save money on Black Friday by not spending money on Black Friday and choosing instead to #optoutside with @rei. REI has challenged ...

Read More

Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Bull Lake, and Kootenai Falls, Libby, Montana

Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Libby, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Ross Creek Cedars are a gem of western red cedars found not far from the small town of Libby in northwest Montana. The best way to see them is if you are driving between Spokane, WA, or Sandpoint, ID, on your way to Montana. Some of the trees are said to be more than... Read More

Exploring Lion Lake in Northwest Montana

Alex Neill at Lion Lake in November 2015 with beautiful lake reflections and yellow larch trees, Lion Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog, November 2015

When the weather turns to November in Montana, it can be more difficult to get outside with kids thanks to the cold and rainy weather. When the sun came out shining this morning, my friend Paige and I decided to get outside and explore these beautiful fall colors. This exploration led me first ...

Read More

Driving to the North Shore of Whitefish Lake, Montana

Whitefish Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

What I love about Montana are all of the back roads that are accessible to everyone! You don’t always have to drive far to reach the back roads either. Today after my daughter got out of school, I figured we should try to get some photos of the last days of the golden trees, but... Read More

Bowman Lake Photos, October 2015

Alex Neill standing along the shores of Bowman Lake on a beautiful fall day, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park is always so enjoyable — a beautiful mountain lake that you can drive to. I try to make it up to Bowman Lake a few times each summer. We went up once earlier in the summer and had a great time kayaking, so with the nice weather forecast on... Read More

Hiking Piegan Pass to Grinnell Lake to Many Glacier, September 2015

Alex Neill hiking to Piegan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Piegan Pass is an enjoyable, fairly easy hike from the Going-to-the-Sun road on the east side of Logan Pass beginning at Siyeh Bend. You have the choice of hiking up to the pass and dropping over all the way to Many Glacier, or just hiking up to the pass and back down to your vehicle.... Read More

Touring Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with Explore Flathead Lake

Alex Neill and Montana Vacation Blog touring Flathead Lake with Explore Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The owner of Explore Flathead Lake, Dalon, was nice enough to take me on a tour of Flathead Lake and Wildhorse Island with my friend Jeni. It took us a bit of time to line it up, but we were able to go on a tour one evening in late September. Dalon is probably one... Read More

A Day Hike on the 18-Mile Dawson-Pitamakan Pass in Glacier National Park

Alex Neill standing on the Pitamakan Overlook along the Dawson -Pitamakan Loop, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have been wanting to do the Dawson-Pitamakan Pass Loop for a few years now. I had it planned for August 23rd of this year when friends were flying in from California. Unfortunately, the Thompson Fire shut down the trail at the end of August this year. The trail has reopened and we had this... ...

Read More

Hiking to Stanton Lake, near West Glacier, Montana

Stanton Lake, near West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Stanton Lake is a pretty lake found between West Glacier and East Glacier on the outskirts of Glacier National Park. It is almost as if this little lake is still fairly undiscovered – and the short hike to get here is worth the effort for the beauty and serenity. We hiked to Stanton Lake ...

Read More