• 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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  • Alex Neill at Mary Bay, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Mary Bay: A Gorgeous Spot with Cell Service at Yellowstone Lake

    Mary Bay is a stunning, isolated beach facing west along Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone ...

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  • Pray Lake, Two Medicine, Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Camping at the Two Medicine Campground, Glacier National Park, Montana

    Two Medicine is a spot in Glacier National Park that I think can get overlooked. I think that ...

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  • Bowman Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Postcards {Photos} from Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

    It is no secret that I love Bowman Lake, tucked away in the northwest corner of Glacier ...

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

    There are 13 campgrounds in Glacier National Park, with over 1,000 campsites available.  There ...

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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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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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An Evening at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse to watch Annie

Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Bigfork, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse is a local’s favorite night out in the summertime in Bigfork, Montana. Everyone gets dressed up and goes out for a night on the town. The plays are new each year, and offer anything from children’s plays to comedies to musicals. We are lucky to have such ...

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Things to do in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana

Neill family in the Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana, Overlooking Mount Grinnell behind the Many Glacier Hotel, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park has so many amazing things to offer! Each area offers unique things, and Many Glacier is no exception. Here is a list of some ideas for planning your trip to the Many Glacier Valley!   1. Go for a hike. If you came to Glacier National Park to hike, Many Glacier is... ...

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Tips for Visiting Logan Pass and Glacier National Park in June or Early Summer

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, June 2015 with snow, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

The entire Going to the Sun Road only opens for a few short months of the year, due to snow making Logan Pass impassable during the winter months. I usually don’t absolutely count on the road being open all of the way from West Glacier to St. Mary (which takes you over Logan Pass) ...

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Updated Info 2015 for hiking to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls, Glacier National Park

Neill family at St. Mary Falls 2015

I have written about the wonderful family hike to St. Mary Falls and Virginia Falls on my blog before. But here is some updated information about the hike since they changed the parking situation in 2015. Glacier National Park is now encouraging more people to use the free shuttle service. The ...

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How To Keep Young Kids Entertained While Camping

Montana Vacation Blog's Explorer Kit for Kids to keep them entertained while camping, 2015

I get asked often how to keep kids entertained while camping. Well, older kids (perhaps over the age of 5) seem to entertain themselves quite easily. Especially if you have a few kids their ages, or siblings, and you bring a bike or two. Hours of fun. But what if your kids can’t even ...

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Getting Started with Geocaching: Guest Post by Harley and Abby McAllister

What a typical chache looks like while geocaching, Montana Vacation Blog 2015

I can honestly say that our family loves being outdoors together, but you wouldn’t necessarily guess it from the reactions we get from the kids when we suggest a hiking trip.  If your kids are like ours, and our bet is that most of them are, they never seem to want to give up whatever... Read More

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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Glacier National Park #instameets and Photo Walks with Rangers 2015

Red buses for the Red Bus Tours in Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2015

Glacier National Park is offering a few new things in June 2015. ...

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