• 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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  • Casey's Bar, downtown Whitefish Montana on a snowy winter day, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Downtown Whitefish, Montana, Christmas Stroll and Winter Photos

    Every year, the city of Whitefish decorates the downtown with garland and red bells, ...

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  • Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog
    The Lewis and Clark Festival, Great Falls, Montana

    The Lewis and Clark Festival
 is an annual event that will take place in Great Falls, Montana, ...

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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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First Northwest Montana Snow 2014

Snowfall in the Flathead Valley, November 2014

There is something about the first snow that just puts a start on the winter season and makes me feel like the holidays have arrived.  This time of year is so special.  Picking out a Christmas tree, wrapping presents, and baking while listening to Christmas music.  It is truly the season of ...

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Free Entry Days to National Parks in 2015

One thing to look forward to each new year are the free entry days to national parks.  On certain days of the year, all national park entry fees are waived, and you can get in for FREE!  Of course, if you purchase a season pass as I do, these days won’t matter to you.  But... Read More

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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Fall in Love with Fall in Montana

Autumn at Whitefish Lake, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2014

I have written this same thing many times … Every time that autumn arrives in Montana, I fall in love with fall in Montana all over again. The colors are absolutely spectacular as the Western Larch changes color before it loses its needles in November, just in time for winter.  This ...

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Montana Bucket List

Someday I will write a post with my ultimate bucket list for Montana.  For now, a few Montana newspapers have provided a list of 50 Wild Places for you to add to your lists that you may not have thought of before. Click here to see the 50 Wild Places in Montana.  

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How to Save Money on a Lift Ticket: Buy the “Sky Card” at Big Sky Resort, Montana

Big Sky Resort, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Big Sky Resort in southern Montana offers an affordable option for those not wanting to pay for a season ski pass, or wanting to save money on a few day passes.  This option is called the “Sky Card.” The Sky Card will only run you $69.00 if you buy before September 30, or $179 if... ...

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