Family-Friendly Activities to Experience in Glacier National Park
Vacations with the family are frequently the source of unforgettable childhood memories. Glacier National Park family trips are especially wonderful since you can immerse your children in nature and beauty they wouldn’t otherwise witness. However, some children require stimulation in addition to treks and camping. Take a look at this list of the greatest things to do in Glacier National Park. See the entire list below for ideas, lodging in Glacier National Park, and tips and suggestions on what to do with your kids surrounding Glacier National Park.
Eat huckleberry ice cream
If you don’t want to go hunting for huckleberries, Glacier Village Sweet Treats in West Glacier has some great huckleberry ice cream. In addition, numerous restaurants serve huckleberry products ranging from huckleberry pie to huckleberry jam. Due to the difficulty of harvesting huckleberries, any commercially available huckleberry products include just a small percentage of real huckleberries.
Riding on the Horse
Montana and horses! It’s impossible to separate them. Swan Mountain Outfitters is the park’s sole horseback riding outfitter, and they’re excellent at it. The Apgar and West Glacier Corrals and the one-hour and two-hour rides in the Lake McDonald Corral are all open to children aged 7 and up. In addition, the Many Glacier Corral welcomes children aged 8 and up. Just keep in mind that we know more than one little girl who has developed a lifelong passion for horses after visiting Glacier National Park.
Take a photograph of Wild Goose Island
Stop at the famed Wild Goose Island Overlook as you approach St. Mary Lake on Going-to-the-Sun-Road. If you’ve ever seen a picture of Glacier National Park, chances are it was taken here. According to legend, a young couple from opposing ancient tribes fled to the island to marry. Warriors from each tribe pursued the pair, determined to end the wedding, but the great spirit took pity on them and transformed them into lifelong mates, turning them into wild geese. As a result, it has traditionally been referred to as Wild Goose Island. The sight is roughly 6.5 miles from the St. Mary entrance, just off the road.
Avalanche Lake Hike
Avalanche Lake is a stunning subalpine lake with five spectacular waterfalls flowing from the Sperry Glacier. The climb is a moderate 4.5-mile roundtrip hike with an elevation gain of roughly 730 feet. Most people will turn around after they reach the lake, but if you want a little more privacy, continue to the lake’s head. Then, use the trailhead for the Trail of the Cedars.
There is lodging in Glacier National Park and around West Glacier and down the road in Kalispell, in Glacier National Park. It is preferable to make reservations as soon as possible, perhaps up to a year in advance, if you plan to camp or stay anywhere in or near the park. Glacier does, however, reserve a number of campsites on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan on taking this route, arrive early in the morning (about 8 a.m. or 9 a.m.) to have the best chance of finding a parking spot.