• 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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When does Glacier National Park open for the summer?

Swiftcurrent Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

I receive a lot of emails asking about Glacier National Park road access, and when visitors will be able to access certain areas of the park in Montana. Glacier National Park is open every day of the year.  This is, of course, with limited access due to the snow during the winter months.  You ...

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The Seasons of Glacier National Park

Chief Mountain, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/

Have you been wondering when is the best time to visit Glacier National Park in Montana?  Each season offers its own colors, its own temperatures, and its own road closures.  When the best time is to visit will have to be something that you ultimately decide, but here I am sharing a bit of ...

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What to do in West Glacier: Your Guide to West Glacier, Montana

The Flathead River as seen from West Glacier, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, October 2013

For those of us that live near here, West Glacier, Montana, is sometimes passed over as a small town you drive through near the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.  This small town offers many opportunities for visitors to enjoy, besides the fact that it is the gateway into the stunning ...

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Montana Ranch Vacation Packing Made Easy

Riding horses in Montana. Photo Credit: Bar W Ranch

Planning a ranch vacation in the state of Montana?  Packing for a completely new type of vacation can be anything from ‘a challenge’ to disastrous, depending on where you are going and what you’re doing for the duration of your stay.  Despite what people say, it can make or ...

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Why You Should Visit Montana in the Fall

Fall in the Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/

It seems like Montana visitors either visit our beautiful state mostly in the summer, or in the winter.  While both summer and winter are great times to visit, they are also crowded and expensive!  I believe that fall is a great time to plan your Montana vacation.  There are many reasons to ...

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Popular Annual Events in Montana

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

Wondering what events happen in Montana every year?  There are countless annual events and activities happening throughout the state of Montana, but I wanted to give you my shortlist to those that I think are fun, and unique!  Some might be worth trying to work into your vacation so that you ...

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Top Hikes in Glacier National Park for Families

View of the Swiftcurrent Valley from the Red Rock Falls Trail, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/

Are you looking for easy, half-day hikes around Glacier National Park in Montana to do with your family?  I have compiled a list of hikes that I highly recommend for those looking to get outside, bring their kids, and have an enjoyable day!  Oh, and pack a lunch! (The following hikes are in no ...

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Fun Facts about Bear Grass

Bear Grass at the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana, http://www.montanavacationblog.com/, Montana Vacation Blog

Bear Grass is the beautiful “grass” that you see that stands tall with the white flower bloom on top.  It is not actually a grass, but rather part of the lily family.  It looks like a tall, thick piece of grass with a ball of flower at its height. What I love most about the... Read More

The end of summer 2013

Baby Neill at Whitefish Lake, Montana

We just returned from our Yellowstone National Park trip, to find that the summer is coming to an end. The floating docks have been pulled out of Whitefish Lake, and the crowds are diminishing. Kids are back in school, and the air feels empty. Living in Montana, it always seems that summer is ...

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Reasons to Visit Glacier National Park on a Rainy Day

View from Logan Pass looking east, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

There’s something about a rainy day that makes (so it seems) most everyone cuddle up inside.  Glacier National Park in Montana is empty on rainy, stormy days in the middle of summer.  While warm and cozy in the lodge is a nice place to be, Glacier National Park can be absolutely stunning ...

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