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5 Reasons to Plan a Girlfriend Getaway to Western Montana

By Tamara Gruber While some friend groups dream about girls’ trips spent basking on a beach drinking a steady stream of umbrella drinks, others appreciate the peace and inner joy gained by time spent communing with nature and each other. Some may think Western Montana is an unusual choice for a girlfriend getaway, but, with […]

October 24, 2022

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Western Montana Fruitful Summers + Farmers Markets

One of many things that makes Montana special is that we have four seasons, and each season is beautiful and unique in its own right. Springtime brings blooming wildflowers and sets the stage for the harvest of summer’s distinctly Montana fruits—Flathead cherries, Dixon melons, and wild huckleberries are our favorite flavors of a Glacier Country summer. Whether you attend a festival, pick your own fruit, or stop by a local farmers market, you’d be hard pressed to find a more authentic, and tasty, Western Montana experience.

Western Montana Summer Events

Summer holds a special place in the heart of Western Montana. Warm weather, long days, impossibly blue skies and spectacular sunsets are just some of the reasons why. Summer also brings an array of events, as locals and visitors alike gather under the sun for rodeos, pow wows, concerts, cherry festivals, car shows and more. […]

Fire Safety + Fourth of July Events

We’re always up for a celebration in Western Montana, and the 4th of July is no exception. Come celebrate Independence Day with small-town Americana vibes—think parades, fireworks, live music and more—in one of our charming communities. First and foremost: Play it safe! Please recreate responsibly! Although fireworks are legal in some parts of Glacier Country, […]

Agritourism and Farm Stays in Western Montana

Montana’s farming and ranching roots run deep and are fundamental to the way we do things around here. Experience this culture for yourself by taking advantage of Glacier Country’s farmers markets, farm stays, farm tours and farm-to-table dining. Farmers Markets Outdoor market season in Western Montana is not to be missed. From fresh produce, local […]

19 Quirky Things About Western Montana

We do things a little differently around here—and we like it that way. Many who live in Western Montana share the sentiment “live and let live,” which creates support and space for unusual creations, niche attractions and quirky customs among locals. Want to get your quirky on? Come to Glacier Country, and visit like a […]

Western Montana Spotlight: Khen Rinpoche

For our latest Western Montana Spotlight, we had the opportunity to speak with the director of the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana. The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is set in one of Montana’s most tranquil settings—the Jocko Valley. Visitors can stroll through the public park, botanical garden and Buddhist center evoking enlightenment […]

9 Must-See Attractions in Montana’s Mission Valley

Montana has some big names and well-known places (I’m talking about you Glacier National Park), but the truth of the matter is this: some of the coolest places are located off the beaten path and come in the form of small towns, destinations at the end of gravel roads, local shops and colorful characters. Keeping this in mind, last week I set out to explore one of Western Montana’s most-underrated places: the Mission Valley. And you guys, it was a perfect fall day that had picture-perfect views around every corner.

Fall in Love With Western Montana’s Flathead Corridor

The Western Montana landscape is chock-full of world-class attractions, but the Flathead Corridor is always at the top of our list when we’re looking for an unforgettable adventure. Here you’ll find small-town charm and Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi and an anchor to this wildly scenic vacation destination just south of Glacier National […]

31 of the Best Photo Ops in Montana

There are certain places that exist in the world that are so beautiful, they almost don’t seem real. One such place: Western Montana. Glacier Country is filled to the brim with amazing scenery and picture-perfect scenes. From the glacier-carved peaks of Glacier National Park in the north to the Old West town of Darby in the south, Montana is filled with awe-inspiring views. Taking pictures is a key part of vacationing, and to help you snag some of the most iconic images in Glacier Country, we’ve created a list of the 31 best locations for photo opportunities.

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