• Great Northern Mountain and Hungry Horse Reservoir, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Great Northern Mountain and Hungry Horse Reservoir, Hungry Horse, Montana

    The beautiful Hungry Horse Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Flathead River, 20 ...

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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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  • 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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  • Number 11 deluxe cabin at the Glacier Outdoor Center cabins, West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Staying at the Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins, West Glacier, Montana

    The Glacier Outdoor Center cabins are the perfect place for large families or groups traveling ...

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  • Mountain Sky Ranch, Golf Course, Emigrant, Montana
    Mountain Sky Guest Ranch: Montana’s all-inclusive family ranch near Yellowstone National Park

    Just 30 miles from Yellowstone National Park, the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch has spent over 80 ...

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Staying at the Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins, West Glacier, Montana

Number 11 deluxe cabin at the Glacier Outdoor Center cabins, West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Glacier Outdoor Center cabins are the perfect place for large families or groups traveling together to stay and explore West Glacier and Glacier National Park. The Glacier Raft Company invited us to stay at the Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins, and we gladly accepted the invitation. We knew ...

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SUP and Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard Review

Paddleboarding on the Jimmy Styks Inflatable Paddleboard, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog

After a few years now of seeing everyone with a paddleboard, we decided to buy an inflatable board to try it out. I absolutely love it!! This is also a great sport if you have pets, because your dogs can ride along with you! I have just now finally gotten the nerve to get on... Read More

Beautiful Black Bear Photos, Northwest Montana, May 2015

Black Bear, in northwest Montana, May 2015, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Bears come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. A black bear is not necessarily the color black. That’s why black bears and grizzly bears are often confused. You cannot judge a bear simply by its colors. Some bears have the most stunning shades of color. Here are some tips on telling the ...

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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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Avalanche Lake Trail Spring 2015, Glacier National Park

Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Anyone who follows my website knows that I have written about the Avalanche Lake Trail a few times. It is one of the first trails to open in the spring, as the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to Avalanche Lake Campground before it opens to Logan Pass or in its entirety later in the season. You ...

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Why You Should Visit Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana view from above, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I don’t know if people hear about the Missoula news nationwide, but Missoula seems to be making headlines lately… and not for the best of reasons! Missoula is a gorgeous town, with plenty to do for the entire family! Even if you are just passing through, be sure to stop to get a ...

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Things To Do With Kids in Missoula: Caras Park, Missoula’s Carousel, and the Missoula Children’s Museum

The Clark Fork River as seen from Caras Park, Missoula, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

There are many fun things to do in Missoula for families, and Caras Park and its surrounding activities will surely be one of your kids favorites! Caras Park is located in downtown Missoula, right alongside the Clark Fork River. This park has Missoula’s Carousel, as well as the Dragon ...

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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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