• 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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Climbing Mount Oberlin in Glacier National Park, June 2016

Mount Oberlin in Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2016

I just recently became more interested in climbing peaks in Glacier National Park, which is something I never thought I would want to do! I have been hearing for quite some time that Mount Oberlin is the best beginner peak, and is even considered family-friendly, meaning that you can take your ...

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Mother’s Day Weekend Camping at St. Mary Campground, Glacier National Park

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

St. Mary Campground in Glacier National Park has been off our radar for quite some time. It is easy to overlook this campground, but it opens earliest in the spring and it accepts reservations for the summer months, making it a great place to visit early in the season. The St. Mary Campground ...

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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

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

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 ...

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Your Guide to Child Backpack Carriers for Hiking

Alex Neill standing in front of Two Medicine Lake while hiking the North Shore to Twin Falls, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I have used several kinds of baby carriers for carrying my kids around the mountains. From 11 days old until now (currently have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old), we have used several kinds of carriers and have so many reasons for why I love and why I dislike each carrier in different ways. Here I ...

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SeaEagle 330 Inflatable Kayak Review

Neill family on the Sea Eagle kayak, Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

We bought the SeaEagle 330 Inflatable Kayak directly from SeaEagle themselves last summer. A friend of mine had bought hers on Amazon, and it seemed perfect for kayaking. We have enjoyed the kayak, and my 3-year-old especially loves it! First, everyone always asks if we like that it is ...

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Camping at Two Medicine, July 2015

Two Medicine sunrise over Pray Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Two Medicine is one of my favorite campgrounds in Glacier National Park. I wrote about camping at Two Med last year, because we seemed to spend a lot of time over there. This year, we hadn’t made it to Two Medicine yet, so I was excited to go. Our kids have been spending a lot... Read More