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Fall Getaways + Travel Deals in Western Montana

There’s no better way to fall for Montana than to visit in autumn—arguably the best time to be in Glacier Country. It’s quiet, the temps have cooled down and the summer travelers have gone home. Take advantage of the following travel deals and experience the magic of Western Montana’s golden season. Bitterroot Backpacking The Bitterroot […]

September 12, 2022

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Motorcycle Tour: East Glacier Park to Philipsburg

Western Montana sets the stage for unmatched motorcycling with stunning landscapes among scenic byways, open highways and backroads of discovery. Fall foliage only adds to the jaw-dropping beauty of our region, plus cooler temperatures and shoulder-season pricing make it an ideal time to hit the road. You’d be hard-pressed to not take a scenic route […]

September 6, 2022

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How to Cool Off on a Hot Summer Day in Western Montana

Summer days in Glacier Country are pure heaven, but there’s no denying that sometimes you just need a good way to beat the heat. Here’s how to cool off on a hot summer day in Western Montana. Cold Beer Did you know Montana is No. 2 in the nation for breweries per capita? That means […]

August 29, 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. […]

Budget-Friendly Things to Do Outside Glacier National Park

Western Montana’s Glacier Country is so much more than Glacier National Park. The breathtaking landscapes and charming small towns beyond park boundaries are every bit as gorgeous and adventure-filled as the park itself. Here’s a list of budget-friendly activities outside the park. Bigfork Situated in the northeast corner of Flathead Lake, the storybook village of […]

A to Z Quirky Beer Names in Glacier Country

Montanans love being unconventional—a theme local breweries have run with. Montana is second in the U.S. for craft breweries per capita, so to make their creations stand out brewers put outrageously fun names on their beer. If it doesn’t sound totally offbeat coming out of your mouth, they didn’t do it right. Here’s an A […]

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 […]

Spring Break in Western Montana

Spring break is around the corner, and Western Montana is the perfect place for a week-long spring getaway. Not only is Montana quieter this time of year, but shoulder season prices are in effect. What’s more, you can find affordable flights and direct flight markets from both Western Montana airports: Missoula (MSO) and Glacier Park […]

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