• 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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  • Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Libby, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    Exploring the Ross Creek Cedars, Bull Lake, and Kootenai Falls, Libby, Montana

    The Ross Creek Cedars are a gem of western red cedars found not far from the small town of ...

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  • Alex Neill sitting on a log at Lake McDonald near Apgar, Montana Vacation Blog 2015
    #optoutsideglacier Instameet, Lake McDonald, Black Friday 2015

    Each year, Black Friday rolls around and we may spend time buying more things that we probably ...

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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

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

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

Beaches and camping in Whitefish: Whitefish Lake State Park, Whitefish, Montana

View of Whitefish Mountain Resort from the Whitefish Lake State Park beach, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Montana State Park on Whitefish Lake is tucked away in the southwest corner of the lake behind Whitefish Lake Golf Course. I would visit this park if you want shade, less people, and calm waters for boating activities. There is a fee to visit for the day or to camp at this park, but... Read More

Les Mason State Park, Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana

Les Mason State Park, Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

If you are looking for a place to enjoy the beautiful waters of Whitefish Lake besides City Beach, Les Mason State Park is exactly what you are after. Just a short drive past the turn to Whitefish Mountain Resort, you will see a small sign to your left directing you where to turn to get... Read More

Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell, Montana: A Great Place for a Hike and a View

Flathead Lake from Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

If you are looking for a place to get a great view of the Flathead Valley, and want to get some fairly easy hiking in, Lone Pine State Park is the place for you. Lone Pine boasts 7 1/2 miles of trails open for hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  So many trails and... ...

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Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center in Kalispell, Montana

Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center, Kalispell, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

The Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center is an awesome place to stop during your stay in Kalispell, Montana. You can reach the Visitor Center in Lone Pine State Park just outside of Kalispell.  Read my blog about Lone Pine State Park for directions. This visitor center is one of the best I have ...

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