Updated: Feb 3
Glacier National Park is part of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park which encompasses 1767 square miles on the United States Canada Border in Northern Montana and southern Alberta. In 1995, it was designated a World Heritage Site. In all my travels, it is truly the most spectacular scenery I have never seen. It absolutely took my breathe away. It was so magnificent, it felt like you were gazing at a painting, not real life. We visited in mid- September of 2019. The"Going to the Sun Road" was closed between Avalanche Creek and Logan Pass. We were not able to see the Many Glacier area. We did not venture as far north as the Canadian section of the park. Both are a good reasons to make a return visit. The area in Montana around the park has lots of recreation, lodging and culinary options. We stayed at the Lodge at Whitefish lake one night and three nights in a cabin at the Great Northern White Water Resort just 3 miles from the West Glacier entrance to the park. The above photography was shot from the dock at the Lake Macdonald Lodge within the park. Kayaks, motor boats and guided boat tours are available from this dock.
Logan Pass on a foggy, fall morning.
While in Montana, I fell in love with all things Huckleberry. Belton Chalet, just outside the west entrance to the park, serves delicious craft cocktails like this Huckleberry Mule. We had our finest meal in Montana at Belton Chalet. The atmosphere is relaxed and hiking boots are the norm. We feasted on Confit Duck Leg and house made Fettuccini with Braised Lamb.
Lake MacDonald from the lower portion of the Going to the Sun road. I never get tired of these stunning vistas.
Fire is a part of the environmental cycles in the western states. These fire scorched trees and soaring peaks create a dramatic view along the Sun Point Nature Trail.
The view from the deck at Flathead Lake brewing Company. A lovely shaded place to enjoy a bite and a local brew. www.flatheadlakebrewing.com
Lake Macdonald from the Rock Point Trail.
Along the Trail of Cedars, an easy and interesting hike for all levels.
Huckleberry Cobbler at Eddie"s Grocery & Cafe in Apgar Village. It is worth every calorie!
The impressive view of St Mary Lake and Logan Pass along the Sun Point Trail.
MacDonald Falls from the lower Going to the Sun Road.
The Nature Trail at Whitefish Lake. Besides hiking, there are great biking trails around Whitefish. We spent a morning exploring those trails plus the unique shops and pubs in Whitefish.
The lush pines along the Hidden Lake Trail.
Hidden Creek from Hidden Lake Trail.
Hidden Lake on a foggy morning.
The forest along John's Lake Trail. An elk came rambling through these trees, I was too excited and surprised to snap a picture.
Lake MacDonald from A[gar Village.
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