• The Grand Parade at the Whitefish Winter Carnival, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Events, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/
    Popular Annual Events in Montana

    Wondering what events happen in Montana every year?  There are countless annual events and ...

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

    Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch is a fun stop from the end of September through the end of ...

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  • Downtown Whitefish, Montana with the holiday decorations and Whitefish Mountain Resort in the background at sunrise, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, 2014
    Christmas Decorating, Art Walk, and Christmas Tree Lighting in Bigfork, Montana

    A fun activity every winter for many small towns in Montana, is the Christmas decorating and ...

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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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Things To Do Outdoors in Northwest Montana in the Winter

Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Whitefish, Montana, Cross Country Skiing, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit Montana, thanks to the large amount of snow and cold weather.  I start to go stir crazy if I am indoors in the winter, something that happens more frequently now that I have small children.  But there are plenty of things to do outdoors... ...

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2014 Photos from Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Hiking to Avalanche Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Avalanche Lake has always been my go-to hike in Glacier National Park.  An easy and quick day hike that is accessible from the west side of the park, this is a popular hike that I have written about before. (Read about the hike to Avalanche Lake here.)  We hiked it again in the early fall... ...

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How to Survive Skiing with Kids

The magic carpet at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

So you want to take your kids skiing?  Just stay home. No, no.  I’m kidding. Last year we took our 18-month old daughter skiing, and she was pretty easy.  This year, I officially have a toddler, who happens to have an opinion.  Her latest opinion is that she needs to wear a tank top ...

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How to Enjoy Whitefish Lake in the Winter, Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish Mountain Resort reflecting into Whitefish Lake in December, 2014, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Whitefish Lake in northwest Montana is a completely different sight in the winter than in the summer.  Summer makes for great swimming and boating.  In winter, the lake freezes (or most of it) and allows you to cross country ski, ice fish, and possibly ice skate.  I would not recommend going ...

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A cozy day at the Red Caboose in Whitefish, Montana

Cup of Frozen Yogurt and coffee at the Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt + Coffee, Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

The Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt + Coffee is a cute shop serving coffee, pastries, and frozen yogurt in downtown Whitefish.  We find this the perfect place to have a cozy winter day, or a summer day when you want to cool down with some frozen yogurt.  Today seemed like the perfect day to get a... ...

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30% Off Amtrak Travel to Whitefish, Montana in 2015!

Whitefish Train at the Whitefish Train Station with Whitefish Mountain Resort in the Background, Montana, 2014

I have written about tips on taking the train to Whitefish, Montana, before, but now is a great time to book your trip!  Book by April 17, 2015, for travel by April 20, 2015, and receive 30% off your tickets.  This is one of the greatest discounts Amtrak offers, and is a great way to... Read More

Montana Vacation Blog’s Favorite Photos and Memories From 2014

Neill family at the Aster Park Overlook overlooking Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

2014 has been a great year!  We gave birth to our second daughter in July, and still managed to hike all summer bringing our girls along for the ride.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from 2014, and we look forward to 2015 and everything it holds!        

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Downtown Whitefish, Montana, Christmas Stroll and Winter Photos

Casey's Bar, downtown Whitefish Montana on a snowy winter day, Montana Vacation Blog 2014

Every year, the city of Whitefish decorates the downtown with garland and red bells, transforming this small Montana town into a wintery, festive world.  The shops add to the joy by decorating the storefronts, and then the snow falls, and Whitefish becomes a magical place.  In December each ...

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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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