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Old 08-14-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: modesto,ca
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were looking to go there next july on vacation was wondering how many days we should set aside??we have to young kids 6&2 so wont be hiking to much.thanks for any help
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: NW Montana
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Here is a nice link, hope it helps

Montana's National Parks
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: NW MT
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were looking to go there next july on vacation was wondering how many days we should set aside??we have to young kids 6&2 so wont be hiking to much.thanks for any help
Get your passports because Glacier goes into Canada as well - Waterton Park. You'll need about three days tops if you can keep the lil ones interested in the animals and maybe take in the Plains Indian Museum in Browning. Glacier National Park (U.S. National Park Service) and Travel Guide for Waterton Lakes Park, Alberta, Canada The most beautiful lodge in the two parks is the Prince of Wales located in Waterton.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Default Glacier Park time

I would suggest at least 5 days. Even if you are not hiking, there are plenty of areas to see. 5 days give you time to see the sights and be able to do it at a relaxed pace.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: SCBC
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Try to stay a night at the Isaak Walton Inn in Essex, you won't regret it! Really, really neat place.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Default It really depends

Glacier Park is a beautiful area and a great place to visit. However, without hiking, there's not a whole lot to do there. You'll want one day to drive up to Logan Pass from Whitefish (perhaps clear to Mini Glacier if you'd like a long drive). You probably can talk your family into hiking up to Avalance Lake, that's a fun one and good for families.

But beyond that, there's not a lot else to do in Glacier Park. I'd say you could do both of those things in 2 days.

However, in the Flathead Valley, there area ton of activities that you can do that are a blast, and the Whitefish area is very pretty as well. Things like kayaking Whitefish Lake, whitewater rafting the middle fork of the Flathead River, canoeing Kinta Lake or Bowman Lake (technically in Glacier but a completely different part, you have to rent a canoe and have a way to get it up there), hiking down Big Mountain (riding a chairlift up Whitefish Mountain Resort and hiking down), picking huckleberries, and the like. Most of these are outside the park.

The best suggestion is to pick the activities you want to do, then try to create a schedule of how many you'd like to do in a day. If you have questions about how long each activity takes, please send me a DM and I can try to answer it. I grew up in Whitefish so I'm real familiar with the park.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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Hmmmm. We spent one night at Lake McDonald Lodge a few years ago. I'd say if you can get one of the cabins (make reservations) or stay at the lodge itself, you should have a good time, but stay away from the annex at all cost! Tiny rooms...We were wondering why there was a little piece of the bathroom door frame cut out...When we opened the door (inward), we realized that this was so the door would clear the sink ! The shower was a tube where you could stand up, but you couldn't turn around if you had shoulders, which most people do ...we got into a hysterical giggles fit, so we were having a grand old time , but unless you are very tired (oh, and the bed was horrible) or in the mood for roughing it, the annex will give you nightmares...
The restaurant was expensive and fancy, and the service was slower than a moving glacier, and equally chilly. Breakfast was over at some ridiculously early hour. But the great fireplace in the lobby is worth a visit, and I had a good Irish Coffee in the bar.

I kid you not--here's a a pic!
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Hmmmm. We spent one night at Lake McDonald Lodge a few years ago. I'd say if you can get one of the cabins (make reservations) or stay at the lodge itself, you should have a good time, but stay away from the annex at all cost! Tiny rooms...We were wondering why there was a little piece of the bathroom door frame cut out...When we opened the door (inward), we realized that this was so the door would clear the sink ! The shower was a tube where you could stand up, but you couldn't turn around if you had shoulders, which most people do
We must have stayed there once. Now that you mention it I vaguely recall some teeny tiny doors and bathrooms definitely designed for roadkill people I was probably about 12 years old so it didn't bother me much

I once looked at a house for sale that had doors like that. It had a curved row of 4 or 5 odd-sized and strange-shaped bedrooms that all had doors to the adjoining room AND to the living room, and none of the doors was more than 18 inches wide, and some were only 15" (I measured 'em). Very strange. All the windows were set within a few inches of the floor, too. Maybe the house was designed for midgets??!
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