Spring has certainly sprung in Glacier country, and the season brings adventure for the whole family. Explore the region with these five family fun activities in Glacier National Park and beyond!
1. Stroll to the Beaver Pond behind our property.
With the Flathead National Forest just beyond the back fence here at the lodge, you don’t have to go far to find the wilderness. Stop by to say hi to Star, our guard llama, and then take the short jaunt to the beaver pond. Just 300 yards to walk, easy for both kids and adults, the path into the national forest leads to the naturally-created ponds with a view of the hills rising up behind.
2. Spot new green needles on the tamarack trees.
The namesake of the lodge, the tamaracks are a treasured piece of changing seasons in our region. As deciduous conifers, the trees change color and drop their needles in the fall, leaving the hillsides a fiery yellow hue. But in the spring, the cycle continues, and the minty green color of new needles speckles the forest canopy. See who can spot the most tamaracks on the drive here!
3. Spy wildflowers on a drive to the Hungry Horse Dam.
The Hungry Horse Dam is only ten minutes down the road, and the drive takes you through the beauty of Flathead National Forest, where spring wildflowers are already poking their heads up. Make a day of it and explore the reservoir, and enjoy a picnic lunch by the water.
4. Take a scenic bike ride on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
This is the only time of year with no vehicle traffic or bike restrictions! Enjoy the Going-to-the-Sun Road, free of vehicle traffic, during the spring plowing season. Bikes and pedestrians have the whole road to themselves, and visitors can explore the beauty of this scenic route. Rent bikes from our front desk and hit the trails!
5. Walk along the Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park.
A boardwalk trail through the western cedar forest inside Glacier National Park, the Trail of the Cedars is accessible by car as soon as the Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to vehicles up to Avalanche Campground. The level boardwalk takes you through the beauty of lush, western forest.