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Hitting the Road in Search of Montana’s Best Fall Colors
It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big fan of fall in Montana. In fact, I think it may be my favorite season. But to be honest, the changing colors of autumn in Big Sky Country tend to get overlooked for other more colorful destinations. Which I totally get. If you ask me, one of the reasons Montana is glanced over as a fall color destination is because people just don’t know that we actually have fall foliage here.
Fall in Montana: Exploring the Bitterroot Valley
I think L.M. Montgomery said it best when she wrote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Truth be told, October (with November being a close second) is one of the most underrated months of the year, especially in Montana. And I get it. Weather in Montana can be a little unpredictable, but if you’re bold enough to visit in October you’re going to find that it’s actually quite lovely. Plus, when the weather has one of her “moods” she typically snaps out of it pretty quickly and returns to her pleasant self, complete with sunshine and gorgeous fall foliage.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Montana’s National Bison Range
Truth time: some of Montana’s most incredible places are hidden in plain sight. One such example is the National Bison Range.
Fall in Montana: Driving Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road
Last week, my favorite travel partner and I hopped on Amtrak’s Empire Builder and rode it from Whitefish to East Glacier Park. (You can read the full post on our train trip in Montana here.) And you guys, it was such a fun adventure! But our trip didn’t end there.
All Aboard for Montana: A Day Trip on Amtrak’s Empire Builder
Not to toot my own horn, but I think I do a pretty good job of taking advantage of the offerings that are found in my Montana backyard. Except, I don’t always try everything that I wish I would. Take for example Amtrak’s Empire Builder line. It runs between Chicago and Seattle and passes through Montana’s northern tier two times per day, making stops in Libby, Whitefish, West Glacier, Essex, East Glacier Park, Browning, Cut Bank, Shelby and Havre.
7 Things to do in Montana this Fall
We all know it’s coming. It’s been sneaking up on us like a thief in the night, taking a few minutes of daylight in the morning and leaving a crispness in the air every night. You know what I’m talking about…fall.
Fall in Montana’s Glacier National Park
Earlier this fall, I had the chance to spend a few uninterrupted days in one of my favorite places: Glacier National Park. I was hitting the road with some pals who had flown in from across the country and for most of them, this was their very first time visiting the park. Needless to say, I was excited to show them just why this place is so special to me. And I’ve got to tell you, the weather, scenery and company didn’t disappoint.
Fall Getaways + Travel Deals in Montana’s Glacier Country
I’m a summer girl, through and through. But I’ll tell ya what, autumn is really trying to make me fall in love with it. Which leads me to this: I think I’m actually falling for fall.
Access to Montana’s Going-to-the-Sun Road Extended for 2015
Good (awesome) news: Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road is going to be open in its entirety through Sunday, October 4, 2015 (two weeks longer than originally planned).
Cruising Highway 93: Missoula to Polson
Earlier this week, I needed to buzz up north for work. And while I’ve been hitting the road plenty during the last couple of months, there was not a word of complaint out of this messy-haired girl’s mouth. Why? Because right now the scenery in Montana’s Glacier Country is as lovely as it’s ever been. Oh, and there’s no traffic.