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Insider debbie

Visit the Bitterroot Valley for award-winning sushi at 2nd Street Sushi and Asian Cuisine in Hamilton. Sushi in Montana? Absolutely!

- Debbie

Insider dottie

If you are traveling through Libby on Highway 2 be sure and stop at the Mountain Meadows Gift Shop. They have a wonderful assortment of local gift items and antiques, you can be sure and find a treasure.

- Dottie

Insider dave

I've spent a lot of time in Glacier and savored every second. The best day I can think of would be a day of either whitewater rafting or fly-fishing with Glacier Raft Co. and then heading into the park to Polebridge for dinner. Polebridge is a town run on a generator that is worth the dirt road drive to access it, wonderful Montana cookin' in a valley without equal in the world.

- Dave

Insider sammi

Take the boat cruise on St. Mary Lake. I personally think it is the most accessible, most dramatic and quiet, although you may feel some wind. The boat cruise there is great and underutilized. Follow it up by eating at Johnson's cafe in St. Mary. Amazing.

- Sammi

Insider dawn

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake has a 31 foot Windsor Cruiser to take around the lake to see celebrity homes.

- Dawn

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Travel Tips From Western Montana Locals

Western Montana's Glacier Country

News from Glacier National Park: Currently all of the Going-to-the-Sun Road is open for travel.

Bird Woman Falls

An icon in Glacier National Park, Bird Woman Falls is a glistening 492-foot-high waterfall that cascades down the side of Mt. Oberlin. From West Glacier, travel the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Bird Woman Falls Overlook, located on the west side of the Continental Divide.

Trail of the Cedars

This short boardwalk trail (ADA accessible) takes visitors through an old growth cedar forest. It’s also the beginning of the Avalanche Lake Trail (just over two miles long) that leads to Avalanche Lake—one of the most popular day hikes in Glacier National Park. Trail of the Cedars is located about five and a half miles north of Lake McDonald Lodge.

Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road

If your time in Glacier National Park is limited, one must-see attraction is the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This 50-mile long road takes travelers between St. Mary and West Glacier through the heart of the park, crossing the Continental Divide at Logan Pass. There are numerous pullouts along the road, ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the scenery.

See a Glacier

As you’re traveling the Going-to-the-Sun Road, pull over at Jackson Glacier Overlook (located east of Logan Pass). The overlook offers the best opportunity to see a glacier from the road.

Many Glacier Valley

Home to incredible mountains, active glaciers, abundant wildlife and miles of hiking trails, Many Glacier is located in the northeast section of Glacier National Park. Trails leave from this valley in numerous directions, with popular hiking destinations including Iceberg Lake, Grinnell Lake and Ptarmigan Tunnel.

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