Glacier National Park Montana
My wife and I spent out honeymoon in Glacier National Park in Montana in July 2004. It is one of America’s most scenic national parks.
There are several key destinations to visit within Glacier National Park. The most important one is the Going-to-the-Sun Road which is around 50 miles in length. The road passes through the entire length of the park and allows you to see forests, glacial lakes, and the tundra.
The vistas are truly amazing so you definitely want to bring your camera when traveling on the road. St. Mary’s Lake is also a worthwhile destination inside Glacier National Park. The lake has plenty of trout to keep all the fishermen happy!
In addition, the area around the lake contains deer, skunks, and badgers. Grizzly bears are also commonly seen by tourists. One bear even came and stole our food while we were away from our campsite!
We also enjoyed viewing the rich vegetation that surrounds the lake, including Indian paintbrushes and other wildflowers. One of our most memorable moments occurred when we were visiting the Haystack Butte area of the park. We loved seeing the combination of the high mountains, the low clouds, and the numerous goats which were congregating in the foothills. It was a scene out of National Geographic!
For a truly romantic experience, I recommend viewing the moon rise over the Livingston Mountain Range at dusk. The moon light reflects off the hilly terrain and reminds you of nature’s beauty. While we visited the Park in the summer, you can have a fantastic time in the winter as well. Just get ready for a lot of snow! Glacier National Park website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm