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10 Reasons to Be Thankful in Glacier Country

Where do we begin? There are many—many—things to be thankful for here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Without stating the obvious, our natural resources are always top of mind when we’re feeling grateful—our forests, wilderness areas, rivers, lakes and streams, flora and fauna, wide-open spaces and fresh mountain air are all reasons to give thanks.

5 Labor Day Weekend Getaways in Western Montana

Long weekends are the perfect time to get away, and Labor Day Weekend is an excellent time of year for an escape to Western Montana. The crowds are beginning to ease, and the landscape is just as gorgeous as ever. Here are five ideas to inspire a holiday weekend getaway in Glacier Country. FLATHEAD RIVER […]

Western Montana Small Town Spotlight: Frenchtown

Just 15 miles northwest of Missoula, Frenchtown offers a quiet place to take a break, stretch your legs and grab a bite along your travels. Situated along the Clark Fork River in a valley called “qua elth” or “state of tranquility” by American Indian inhabitants, Frenchtown is surrounded by natural beauty offering exploration and adventure. […]

Fishing the Golden Stone Hatch in Western Montana

Montana is known for legendary rivers and epic fly-fishing, the Golden Stone hatch included—though this stonefly tends to fly under the radar. Often in the shadow of Montana’s famous Salmonfly hatch, we’re here to tell you the Golden Stone is not to be overlooked, offering consistently good fly-fishing all summer long. Our advice? Go with […]

Western Montana: 5 Things to Do on a Hot Summer Night

A Western Montana summer is what dreams are made of. During the day, recreation options are limitless and community events are in full swing—there is so much to do! A special secret about Glacier Country is the summer sun doesn’t set until around 10 p.m. These twilight hours are magical and not to be missed. […]

Things to Do Outside Glacier National Park

While Glacier National Park anchors Western Montana’s Glacier Country, the region offers so much more. The gorgeous landscapes, vibrant small towns and adventures beyond the park are every bit as memorable as the park itself. Here’s a list of things to do outside Glacier National Park that will make for the trip of a lifetime. […]

Summer Fun: Top 7 Kid Friendly Activities

For generations Western Montana’s authentic way of living has drawn families to vacation here, where adventure comes in many forms and simple pleasures such as floating a river, picking cherries off a tree or seeing wildlife on Wild Horse Island are plentiful. Try kayaking on Flathead Lake, learning to ride a horse, or taking a zip-line tour at a ski resort. Summer fun abounds in Glacier Country.

Spring in Western Montana and Glacier National Park

Spring is the time for renewal and rediscovery, and Glacier Country—with unique adventures and room to breathe—is the perfect place to experience it. Hiking and biking trails are clearing from their blanket of snow, and the landscape is livening up with wildflowers, wildlife, rushing rapids and waterfalls. Come find the magic of spring in Western […]

Discover Western Montana’s Hot Springs

Wintertime in Western Montana’s Glacier Country means one thing: snow—and snow means one thing: epic adventure. For years, Glacier Country visitors have enjoyed the many outdoor activities the season brings, and after a day of playing in our winter wonderland, the best way to unwind and embrace the colder temperatures is by soaking in the warm healing waters of a hot spring.

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 […]

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