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Farmers Markets | Outdoor Market Season in Western Montana

Our farmers markets feature local produce, organic items, bakery goods, preserves, cut flowers, handmade foods and friendly folks....

Communities | Small-Town Charm in Glacier Country

Communities and cities located in Western Montana and near Glacier National Park....

Contest Winners | Vacation Giveaways

Instagram 50K Winner Jane Crisci from Racine, WI Summer 2021 Winners Carolyn Niesche from Maple Grove, MN Laurie Seawater from Los Osos, CA Leah Cowart from Fulshear, TX Cindy Chambers from Surprise, AZ Anne Bishopp from Columbus, IN Alex Clarke fro...

Bitterroot Valley | The Beautiful Bitterroot Valley Beckons

Communities: Lolo, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton, Darby, Conner, Sula Flanked by the rolling Sapphire Mountains and the rugged Bitterroot Range, this scenic valley offers Old West charm along the banks of the winding an...

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7 Things to do in Montana This Fall

You know that feeling you get when the leaves begin to change color and sweater weather is in the air? In Western Montana, we feel equal pa...

The Best Burger Joints in Western Montana

With all this ranchland, Western Montana can’t help but be known for exceptional beef, and thus exceptional burgers. Here’s a list of o...

17 Things to Do Indoors in Western Montana

Indoor exploration in Western Montana is equally as memorable as our outdoor scene. Sometimes, perusing a museum, watching live theater, go...

21 Amazing Places in Montana You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

Narrowing down this list was no small feat, but here we have it—21 of the coolest places in Glacier Country. Now, go forth and experience...

Accessible Recreation in Glacier Country

In Glacier Country, we know how restorative the outdoors and fresh mountain air can be. We strive to be a part of an inclusive outdoors, an...

The Best Patios in Western Montana

When spring brings warmer days and summer nears, there’s nothing better than being outside and enjoying the sunshine. That’s why we’v...

Western Montana Lodging With a View

One thing’s for certain—all of Western Montana is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and, no matter where you lay your head at night, your surrou...

Traveling With Your Dog in Western Montana

What’s better than roaming around Montana? Roaming around Montana with your dog, of course. We love dogs around here­—bird dogs, river...

Vegan + Vegetarian Culinary Adventures in Glacier Country

Western Montana’s culinary scene is on par with its outdoor recreation scene. From fine dining to food trucks, you can’t go wrong—it...

Spring in Montana and Glacier National Park

Spring is a time of renewal—a time to refresh, restore and rediscover. The thing about exploring Western Montana this time of year is tha...

8 Ways to Treat Yourself in Western Montana

It’s always important to take time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate, and after the year we’ve all had, you deserve it. We make it e...

Pizza Night in Western Montana

If you’re like us, you scope out the best place for pizza whenever you visit a new place. If that new place for you is Western Montana, o...

The Glacier Country Grind: Local Coffee, Tea, Cocoa + Chai

We LOVE our beverages in Montana, and while our local brewery and distillery scene is renowned, beer and whiskey aren’t the only things w...

Montana by the Book: Your Local Guides to Glacier Country

To really get to know Montana—and your way around Montana—let a local guidebook be your guide. From exploring Glacier National Park; to...

Western Montana: 10 Small Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

Looking for a getaway that truly has you getting away? These lesser-known, small-town gems are some of Western Montana’s best-kept secret...

Western Montana’s Top 6 Fall Hikes

Hiking is one of the most peaceful ways to discover Western Montana’s landscapes—and fall is an especially stunning season to do so. Ex...

Hit the Road—Responsibly—for an RV Adventure in Western Montana

Thinking about “The Great American Vacation” often calls to mind images of hitting the road in an RV, and that’s exactly what many fo...

5 Ways to Explore the Bitterroot Valley

The Bitterroot Valley is one of Western Montana’s best-kept secrets, with endless world-class recreation—from hiking through canyons to...

Spring Road Trips and Scenic Drives in Glacier Country

We could all use a little springtime right about now, so thankfully the season is upon us. Take in stunning views on a spring road trip thr...

My Glacier Country Bucket List

Our perspective has shifted, and we’re all doing a little daydreaming right now—thinking about where we want to go, what we long to see...

Supporting Local Montana Businesses During COVID-19

Small towns and local businesses are the heart of Western Montana. As we adjust to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s how...

Winery Tour in Glacier Country

Savor the flavor of finely crafted Glacier Country wine by stopping at a Western Montana winery during your next trip here. Our local wines...

8 Snowmobiling Trail Systems in Western Montana

Let’s be real, Western Montana is a paradise for sledders. With plenty of room to roam, powdering through sweeping mountain-meadow playgr...

Montana’s Hidden Gem Ski Hill: Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Every once in a while we share one of Western Montana’s best-kept secrets. Since 1938, Lost Trail Powder Mountain ski area has been humbl...

Embark on a Backcountry Ski + Yurt Experience in Western Montana

Western Montana’s beautiful—and bountiful—backcountry beckons all year long. When the snow flies, however, it’s especially bragwort...

7 Family Fun Activities Around the Holidays

The holiday season in Glacier Country is pure magic. Our charming small towns are chock-full of all things merry and bright, and our snow-c...

Bookstores and Book Festivals in Western Montana

From Norman Maclean’s novella “A River Runs Through It” to the poetry of Richard Hugo and the writings of authors like Rick Bass, Jame...

Bite In: Bakeries + Sweet Treats in Glacier Country

Fall in Western Montana brings brisk mornings, cozy sweaters and jaw-dropping golden hues. While the colors lure leaf peepers from across th...

Fall Fun, Frights and Flavors in Western Montana

Halloween means it’s time for pumpkin picking and mixing up the fun with a few frights and some seasonal flavors. Quintessential fall fami...

Savor Apple Season + Cideries in Western Montana

Autumn is just around the corner and the fresh mountain air isn’t the only thing that’s getting crisp. Montana’s apple game is strong,...

Late Summer Outdoor Concerts in Western Montana

Summertime and outdoor music go hand in hand in Western Montana. With multiple outdoor venues and one of the most vibrant live music scenes...

Small Town Rodeos in Western Montana

The mention of Western Montana often conjures up visions of the Old West, like cowboys and horses, and with good reason—they’re a part o...

Western Montana Fruitful Summers + Farmers Markets

One of many things that makes Montana special is that we have four seasons, and each season is beautiful and unique in its own right. Spring...

Get a Grip: Rock Climb Western Montana

Western Montana’s rock faces are so beguiling they draw visitors from all over the world; even photos of them can take your breath away. R...

Hidden Gem Golf Courses in Western Montana

With wide-open vistas and room to roam, it should come as no surprise that Western Montana’s Glacier Country is a golfer’s paradise. Com...

7 Mountain Bike Trails to Explore in Glacier Country

Mountain biking Glacier Country’s extensive trail systems is the perfect way to cover epic ground while breathing in fresh mountain air. S...

Top 10 Brunch Spots in Western Montana

During the everchanging seasons in Western Montana outdoor adventures abound. Weekends are filled with epic lake days, Nordic excursions, bi...

Show Stopping Performing Arts in Western Montana

Nature isn’t the only thing putting on a spectacular show in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Talented performing artists flock to the...

Budget Friendly Girls Getaways in Glacier Country

With countless ways to recreate, from golf to yoga and biking to fly-fishing, Western Montana sets the scene for an epic girls getaway—wit...

Holiday Charm in Western Montana

Winter in Western Montana’s Glacier Country is pure magic; we really know how to deck the halls and celebrate the season of giving with a...

On the Trail of Art and Culture in Western Montana's Glacier Country

Montana’s main draw is its natural beauty and world-class outdoor recreation, so it can be a quite a pleasant surprise to find out the sta...

Discover Fall in Glacier Country

We’re sweet on every season here, but we’re especially smitten with autumn. The tapestry of golden hues and hillsides dusted with the fi...

How to Spend 6 Days in Western Montana

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SUP: Top 12 Places to Stand-Up Paddleboard in Western Montana

Come see what’s SUP in Western Montana. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is an increasingly popular way to explore Montana’s sparkling a...

Homegrown + Handmade: Farmers Markets in Western Montana

Homegrown, handmade and locally harvested—that’s what you’ll find in abundance across Western Montana’s Glacier Country. The farmers...

Your Ticket To Western Montana's Concert Hot Spots

From downtown theaters, bars, breweries and main streets to hot springs and a river’s edge amphitheater, there’s no shortage of places t...

Taste Western Montana: A Bitterroot Valley Brewery Tour

When thinking about Montana, images of wildlife, jaw-dropping landscapes and recreation in pristine mountain wilderness probably come to min...

Bike the Big Sky This Spring: 9 Trails In Western Montana to Explore

You may have already figured out that we’re pretty good at divulging our own secrets. That’s because we have so much good Glacier getawa...

Hidden History Gems: Meet Montana’s Off-The-Beaten-Path Museums

History buffs + eager explorers—this one’s for you. Western Montana is home to several museums, some of which are a little off the beate...

Sparks Fly Under the Big Sky: Romantic Getaways

This probably comes as no surprise, but we’re suckers for romance. That’s because we’re surrounded by natural beauty and breathtaking...

Winter Road Trips and Scenic Drives in Western Montana

Road trips are often equated with summertime, or at least with the warmer months (and by warmer we mean no threat of snowy road conditions)....

Spread the Magic of the Season with Montana-Made Gifts

Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, we treasure each season for its unique offerings, and we don’t like to rush things—a Montan...

15 Holiday Events in Western Montana: A Big Sky Country Christmas

We always talk about how much we love winter, and it’s the truth. It’s also true that we love the festive holiday frolic the season brin...

Cozy Up: Hot Drinks + Sweet Treats in Western Montana

As we trade in autumn hues for winter white, we gravitate toward all things warm and cozy. Western Montana is full of small-town coffee stop...

Biking Montana’s Bitterroot Trail: Missoula to Hamilton

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Fall Family Fun: Montana's Harvest Traditions + Halloween Happenings

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Big Sky Beats: Music Festivals and Concerts in Western Montana

Western Montana’s jaw-dropping natural beauty and wide open spaces are perfect for nurturing the imagination. That means there’s no shor...

Meat Montana: Top 10 Places to Savor a Steak in Glacier Country

We’re going to come right out and say it: we’re carnivores at heart. When we think of all the things we love about Western Montana (the...

Oh Snap! A Montana Spring in Pictures

As you know, a picture is worth a thousand words, and when we get our fans and friends out there capturing Montana moments in Glacier Countr...

Best Day Hikes in Western Montana: Part I

Western Montana's Glacier Country covers the northwest corner of Montana, stretching from the Canadian border all the way down through the B...

Montana’s Top 5 Backcountry Skiing Tips

It’s the middle of winter, Mother Nature just hit us with some serious snow and, let’s face it, we all have a bit of cabin fever. It’s...

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 chan...

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...

A Montana Girl's Stroll Down Ireland's Memory Lane

Truth time: every year in March, I get sentimental. And since my wee Irish grandmother passed away nearly 18 months ago, I'm afraid that my...

14 Must-See Holiday Events and Happenings in Western Montana

The holiday season is officially underway in Western Montana's Glacier Country. And as someone who loves Christmas (you can read more about...

20 Spring Adventures in Montana's Glacier Country

Let's face it: when it comes to seasons of the year in Montana, spring tends to get overlooked. Summer typically takes center stage, while s...

The Top 3 Fall Drives in Western Montana

This year, fall in Montana has been absolutely lovely. The colors are stunning, the temperatures are comfortable and — get this — there...

Top Picks for Fall in Montana

I can feel it in the air. The slight chill of the early morning hours, the gradual changing colors of the leaves, the crispness that seems t...

Montana Made Gifts (for the Nicest and Naughtiest on Your List)

In an effort to spread the holiday spirit, I've written you a poem. It goes like this... Christmas is coming, The goose is getting fat....

Memorial Day Weekend in Montana

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Around these parts, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to the summer season, filled to the brim with...

May in Montana: Farmers Markets

The arrival of May means one thing in Montana. The season of farmers markets is upon us. And this girl is a firm believer in the fact that s...

Be a Winter Warrior (and win cool stuff)

We're saying it: Happy winter! While the first official day of winter isn't until December 21, around these parts we get pumped for winter...

Life in Montana: A Summer in Snapshots

I don't know about all of you, but this summer feels like it's cruising past at an excessive speed...if we were to clock it, I'd say this su...

Summer In Montana: Bring Your Party Pants

Montana is epic in the summer. In my mind, it really doesn't get better than this...there's something about summer that makes me come ali...

A Piece of Loveliness: Montana's Bitterroot Valley

A few days ago, I packed my bags and headed south with two of the loveliest ladies in Montana. Our destination? The Bitterroot Valley. Our g...

Portland + Montana=Direct Flights

We got some exciting news this week: Alaska Airlines announced that it is adding seasonal DAILY, DIRECT flights from Portland, Oregon to Mis...

Trail Rides, Fine Dining & Montana Breweries

This week has flown by in a blur--a blur I tell you! Probably because I've had my little blonde head everywhere from Essex to Missoula a...

Summer's Last Hurrah

Okay party people. I wish this blog update was about all the fabulous activities that I did in Western Montana since we visited last. But to...

Montana is Beautiful

I'm a lucky girl. Seriously. For the last two weeks, I've been perusing the countryside of Western Montana. I've put on a lot of miles a...

Burger Time? Yes Please.

Sometimes a girl just needs a burger. There's been a lot of talk about burgers this week and the need to sink my teeth into one of the best...

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