Category: Outdoor Fun

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Fall Events and Harvest Festivals in Western Montana

When the green landscapes of summer begin to fade into fall, an unmatched tapestry of golden hues comes out, complementing our impossibly big blue sky. Autumn is one of our most vibrant seasons here in Glacier Country, and fall brings a few of our favorite things: scarecrows, pumpkins, the autumn harvest, seasonal microbrews and bugling elk. Breathe in the cool mountain air, put on your coziest flannel and join us for some of our best fall events. Western Montana’s golden season also brings lighter traffic and shoulder season prices.

September 19, 2022

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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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Hit the Trails on Side-by-Sides and Other Off-Road Vehicles

Getting off the beaten path in Western Montana’s Glacier Country sometimes literally means getting off the road and onto trails made for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other (off-highway vehicles) OHVs, like four-wheelers and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) like side-by-sides. An off-road adventure is also a wildly fun way to experience Montana’s incredible backcountry and high […]

August 1, 2022

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Set Your Sights on Somers, Montana

At the north end of Flathead Lake just 15 minutes south of Kalispell, the charming and peaceful little community of Somers features a swimming beach, boat launch and yacht club with easy access to Flathead Lake. During the summer, Somers is scattered with roadside fruit stands selling locally grown fruit, like Western Montana’s famous Flathead […]

July 18, 2022

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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. […]

July 11, 2022

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Exploring the Outdoor Art of Western Montana

Western Montana is known for its awe-inspiring landscapes and wild, natural beauty—but the rich arts and culture scene can take you by surprise, too. You can seek it out, or simply wander through charming communities and let yourself stumble upon sculptures, murals and more. If you’re in search of public art that tells the stories […]

July 5, 2022

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Guided Summer Activities in Western Montana

Go with a guide! With more than 22,000 square miles, you’ve got a lot of ground—and water—to cover in Glacier Country, and a guided tour makes for a most memorable adventure, no matter your experience level. Leave everything to the experts and utilize a local service for summer activities in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Fall Events and Harvest Festivals in Western Montana

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Fall Getaways + Travel Deals in Western Montana

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Motorcycle Tour: East Glacier Park to Philipsburg

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