When I was just a little towheaded girl, I used to sit and dream of summer vacation and the fun and freedom it would bring. I’d make plans to go tubing at the lake with my cousins, visit Glacier National Park and pack in as many adventures as my little eight-year-old head could dream up.

Well, it’s 20 years later and not much is different. I still look forward to summer with giddy anticipation…it’s almost silly how happy it makes me! And since I like to share (my mom made me learn when I was knee-high to a grasshopper), I’m going to share some summer vacation ideas of things to do and see around Glacier National Park with you!

Idea #1: Head to the water. Take a guided whitewater rafting trip or scenic float on the Middle Fork of the Flathead on the southern border of Glacier National Park. Glacier Raft Co., Montana Raft Co. and Wild River Adventures all operate from West Glacier.

Idea #2: Jump in a red. Instead of driving yourself through Glacier, park your car and hob aboard a red bus. Glacier Park, Inc. operates bus tours in the park, including day trips that head to various points in and around the park.

Idea #3: Saddle your steed. Hiking is a beautiful way to explore the park, but you can also see it with a nice horse on a guided trail ride. Trail rides leave from Apgar, Lake McDonald and Many Glacier.

I hope this has your wheels turning…I’ll see you in the park! 🙂

May 14, 2010

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