The Lodge at McGregor Lake Resort: A great spot in northwest Montana on the lake

The walk down to the dock at McGregor Lake Resort, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog

McGregor Lake Resort is located just over 30 miles west of Kalispell, Montana on Highway 2 West.  McGregor Lake Resort has a few cabins and hotel rooms available for rent, for only $59.99 a night!   There is also an RV park across the highway, with television and Internet available. I ...

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Driving the Camas Road from Apgar in Glacier National Park

Yesterday, we drove the Camas Road that runs between Apgar village in Glacier National Park, and the North Fork Road that leads you to Polebridge. It was a perfect sunny day for May, approximately 70°F.  This is a beautiful time of year, because the lilacs are in full bloom, everything is ...

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Driving the North Fork Road from Columbia Falls to Polebridge, Montana, near Glacier National Park

The other way to get to Polebridge, Kintla Lake, and Bowman Lake, besides driving the Camas Road, is to head out of Columbia Falls on the North Fork Road. The North Fork Road is accessible by turning onto Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls, going until it ends, and taking a right.  (You will pass ...

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Tips for getting ice cream in Glacier National Park

Ok, am I the only one who loves ice cream? I mean, really loves it.  I seek it out, like it is water on a hot day.  I asked more people in Rome, Italy, where they got their Gelato than I asked for directions anywhere else. Ice cream – it is just so soothing, refreshing,... Read More

Beartooth Highway opening May 24, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., now delayed

View from the Beartooth Highway, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012

I know a lot of you have been wanting to know when the Beartooth Highway will be completely open in 2013: the date has been announced! The Beartooth Highway was set to open completely at 9:00 a.m. on May 24, 2013. However, an UPDATE on the Beartooth Highway — the opening is now delayed, ...

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Things to do in Yellowstone National Park: Tower Fall

Matt and Alex Neill at Tower Fall lookout, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog

Tower Fall (yes, Fall, not Falls, according to the National Park Service), in Yellowstone National Park, is a must-see during your visit. Facts:  The falls are located just 17 miles north of Canyon, and two miles south of Roosevelt.  The fall falls 132 feet, and there is a half-mile long, very ...

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Free Montana Vacation Planning Kit

Free Montana Vacation Planning Kit

Do you need help planning your vacation to Montana?  Not sure where to begin planning? The state of Montana offers a FREE MONTANA VACATION PLANNING KIT!! How awesome is that? Just click on this link:  http://visitmt.com/guestbook/guestbook_order.asp They will ask for your mailing information, ...

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Local Breweries in the Flathead Valley, Montana (Whitefish, Kalispell, Polson, Columbia Falls, and Bigfork)

Looking to try a local beer?  Here is a list of breweries in the Flathead area (listed by town, including Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Polson, Whitefish): BIGFORK  Flathead Lake Brewing Company – 25008 Hwy 35, (5 miles south of) Bigfork, Montana www.flatheadlakebrewing.com They have live ...

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Where can I rent a bike in Whitefish or Kalispell, Montana?

Are you looking to rent a bike during your stay in Whitefish, Montana, or Kalispell, Montana?  Here’s where to go:   KALISPELL Bikology – 155 North Main Street, Kalispell, Montana www.bikology.com They offer any service you need – apparel, bicycles for sale, to rent, or repair ...

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Scenic Helicopter, Plane, and Hot Air Balloon Rides in the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier Heli Tours – Located on 11950 Highway 2 East, just outside of West Glacier, Montana www.glacierhelitours.net Glacier National Park Helicopter Tours. Can fly up to 6 people at a time, 1-hour tours available. 1-800-879-9310  

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