Warm Weather + Western Skies
Say Hello to the Summer Sun in Montana’s Glacier Country

The splendor of the spring warm-up means summer is right around the corner, and with long days of big-sky sunshine, glistening waters and lively small towns, Western Montana’s heavenly summers are nothing short of idyllic. All-day adventure abounds here, as daylight stretches well into the evening hours. It’s the season that sees the most hiking, biking, fishing and river play, but that’s not all; Glacier Country’s 75+ communities are bustling with festivals, street fairs, outdoor concerts, food trucks, art walks, brewery tours, traditional American Indian gatherings, and downtown exploration. More than 20 community farmers markets dot the region, recreation beckons around every bend and scenic drives crisscross the state. Find your dream getaway in the magic of Western Montana’s warm season.

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Beyond the Park

Glacier National Park dazzles all year long, but summer brings an unrivaled opportunity to explore this entire corner of Montana. Beyond the park, charming and eclectic small towns provide an authentic Montana experience complete with endless recreation opportunities and western hospitality. Consider lodging just outside the park in Essex, East Glacier Park, St. Mary, West Glacier or Columba Falls, or venture further to storied towns like
, Whitefish, Kalispell or Missoula. Cover more Montana ground when you go beyond the park.

Glacial Waters Glisten

Soak up the mountain sun from the paradise of our sparkling rivers or lakes. From rowdy whitewater adventures and scenic floats to stand-up paddleboarding, our pristine waters are some of the best ways to play in Western Montana. Try sailing, boating or water skiing on Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake in the West—or inner tube upstream from one of our thriving downtowns and hop out for a brew and a bite to eat at a
river’s-edge café. Savor the epic Montana landscape from the water, whether by boat, kayak, canoe, raft, board or water ski.