Category: West Glacier

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All Aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder in Western Montana

Amtrak operates the Empire Builder daily between Seattle/Portland and Chicago through Minneapolis, traveling across the northern half of Montana and stopping in a handful of charming communities in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. This stunningly scenic route also travels along the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Climb on board and enjoy the view from your […]

October 10, 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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17 Things to Do Indoors in Western Montana

Indoor exploration in Western Montana can be as memorable as our outdoor scene. Sometimes, strolling a museum, watching live theater, or sampling local craft beer is exactly what you need on a rainy day, to beat the summer temps or to dodge wildland fire smoke. We’ve listed 17 of our favorite things to do indoors […]

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.

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 […]

Winter in Glacier National Park: What to Expect

Winter is a magical time in Glacier National Park. There’s almost more wildlife than visitors, and the snowy landscape in unbelievable. But this year, due to a staffing shortage, previously offered amenities in the park may not be available. If you plan to visit, it’s important that you know before you go, so you can […]

Outdoor Recreation Classes in Western Montana

A few things that come to mind when you think of Western Montana are our vast alpine forests, mountain lakes and glistening rivers that equate to an abundance of outdoor recreation. From laid-back activities like birding and nature journaling to adventurous offerings like river surfing and horseback riding, our recreation scene can’t be beat. If […]

Western Montana Lodging With a View

One thing’s for certain—all of Western Montana is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and, no matter where you lay your head at night, your surroundings are sure to be beautiful. With that said, we do have especially noteworthy accommodations situated in extraordinary spots, like next to a national wildlife refuge or on the shore of a serene mountain […]

Glacier Country’s Food Truck Scene

A surprising fact about Western Montana is that it’s a culinary hot spot. Some of the best chefs live here thanks to our slower-paced way of life plus a natural landscape and regional produce that feed creativity and inspire new dishes. Both local and renowned chefs have embraced a cornerstone of America’s food scene—the food […]

Hidden Gem Shopping Spots in Glacier Country

Western Montana is home to more than 75 charming communities, all worth exploring. We often boast about the vibrant downtowns in the hearts of these communities, but you’ll find a treasure trove of quirky, unique and delightful shops tucked into little spots off the beaten path all over the region. Find Montana-made items, one-of-a-kind goods, and […]

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