• 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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Campgrounds in Glacier National Park

Alpenglow on the Peaks at Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

There are 13 campgrounds in Glacier National Park, with over 1,000 campsites available.  There is so much to know about each campsite, I am working on writing about every single one of them individually.  Here is a breakdown of each campground, and the area of Glacier National Park it is in:  ...

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Montana Dragon Boat Festival, Flathead Lake, Montana

Montana Dragon Boat Festival Team Photos 2013, Flathead Lake, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

The Montana Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Flathead Lake at the beginning of September each year.  Dragon Boat racing began over 2,300 years ago, and is a growing sport that is fun for the entire family!  This popular event has become one of the most watched spectator sports in Montana.  ...

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Wild Horse Island, Flathead Lake, Montana

Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake as seen from the air, Montana Vacation Blog

Wild Horse Island is the largest island on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.  This 2,000 acre state park is day-use only, and is only accessible by boat.  Flathead Lake is the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River, measuring approximately 30 miles long and 16 miles wide. The ...

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Lodging at the Great Northern Resort, West Glacier, Montana

Great Northern Resort, West Glacier, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

We have always enjoyed our stay at the Great Northern Resort in West Glacier, Montana.  We stayed at their resort last year, and unfortunately the weather knocked out the power and the rain and cold sent us running back to Whitefish.  The resort was kind enough to let us give it a try again ...

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Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Montana

Sweet Pickin's Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch is a fun stop from the end of September through the end of October for your children.  Whether you are a local or you are visiting from out of town, this is a great way to entertain your kids and tire them out. This is a really fun pumpkin patch in... Read More

My Plans for Summer 2015

Neill family in hollow tree on hike to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” //  T.S. Eliot The summer of 2014 was an amazing time.  My “baby” turned two, I turned thirty, and my second daughter was ...

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Hiking to Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park

Alex Neill and baby at the Aster Park Overlook, Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Aster Park Overlook is a scenic overlook that can be reached by hiking from the Two Medicine parking lot in Glacier National Park. This is a 1.9 mile hike one way, with a 700 foot elevation gain. You will begin at the South Shore Trailhead which can be found behind the boat tour building.  ...

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Hiking to Apikuni Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Apikuni Falls, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Hiking to Apikuni Falls near Many Glacier in Glacier National Park is a quick hike to get your heart pumping. While this hike is only 1 mile each way, the trail takes you uphill most of the time, with an elevation gain of about 700 feet.  As we began our hike to this stunning waterfall,... Read More

The perfect picnic spot: Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family at Paradise Point, Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Paradise Point is a pretty point on the shores of Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana.  This beautiful beach area is a great spot to have a picnic. To get here:  Leave from the South Shore Trailhead near the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake.  The hike will take you uphill, and ...

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Hiking to Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana

Rockwell Falls, Two Medicine, Glacier Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Rockwell Falls is a very pleasant, easy hike in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park in Montana.  The hike is 7 miles round trip, and has an elevation gain of 375 feet. The hike starts by the boat dock on Two Medicine Lake, at the South Shore Trailhead.  The trail begins by taking... ...

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