Glacier National Park: Family Outdoor Fun


It is time for you and your family to be adventurous this summer. Enjoy some fresh air and explore the great outdoors by making a trip to the spectacular Glacier National Park in Montana. This would be a perfect trip for the entire family, with fun scenic activities for everyone. Enjoy your stay by journeying through the cascading mountains that slope high into the skies while viewing the sparkling lakes and streams. George Bird Grinnell, an early prominent conservationist deemed Glacier National Park to be “The Crown of the Continent” for its parting streams and magnificent scenery.

St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

St. Mary Lake

Sun Road in Glacier, Montana

Sun Road

Glacier National Park is home to many unique and rare species of wildlife. You can view endless arrays of flowers and plants throughout the park. The spring and summer months are best to view these beautiful plants while they are still in full bloom. Also take time to notice the wild animals that roam the rugged mountains and meadows. Glacier National Park is also home to various species of wild animals such as bears, elk, bighorn sheep, whitetail deer, mountain goats and much more.

Mountain Goat in Glacier National Park

Mountain Goat

Be sure to take the family on a hike and enjoy time as a family in the most scenic hiking paradise. There are over 700 miles of trails to choose from. Whether you are looking for a shorter or longer hike, Glacier National Park has the perfect hike for you and your family.

Red Eagle Mountain in Glacier National Park

Red Eagle Mountain

Mount Reynolds in Glacier National Park

Mount Reynolds

During the day take the family fishing for bull trout and cutthroat trout. Then head out on the lake to enjoy boating or even just hang out on the shores to skip rocks. Children can join the Junior Ranger Program where they can complete activities in the park to earn a Junior Ranger Badge along with a completion sticker for their booklet.

McDonald Lake runs opposite Sun Road

McDonald Lake

There are even activities to do when the day is over and the sun goes down. The park offers “Half the Park Happens After Dark,” an educational program that allows you to view the constellations with telescopes and learn about the night sky. This outback country is one of the best places to come to view a clear and starry night.

During your trip you can stay in one of the various lodges and motels near the park. Many are designed with a rustic and cozy cabin-like atmosphere that will add to your outdoors experience. If you are looking for a fun way for your family to have an outdoor adventure, then come to Glacier National Park for endless amounts of activities that everyone can enjoy. So, plan your escape from everyday life and enjoy the spectacular paradise of Glacier National Park.

Panoramic view of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park

St. Mary Lake

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