Father’s Day has been a national holiday in the USA since the 1970’s. But did you know that the very first Father’s Day was actually a one-time event held in 1908 to remember the lives of men lost in a West Virginia coal-mining disaster? The following year, the daughter of a widower (one of six children raised by him), took on the task of establishing the equivalent of the Mother’s Day holiday for their male counterparts. This was met by some resistance by men who thought the idea too sentimental, and also by those who believed it to be a commercial enterprise. Nevertheless, Washington State adopted the idea and held the first statewide Father’s Day in 1910 and it was President Richard Nixon who declared it an official holiday in 1972.
Glacier National Park is paradise for Dad – whether he’s into fishing, hiking or enjoying the taste of the local brewers and distilleries. If your Dad is no longer with you in person, the mountains and forests are a great place to honor his memory and get in touch with your spiritual side without the distractions of everyday life.
Come on in and introduce us to your Dad, or share your favorite stories of him with us. We’ll give every Father a free beer of their choice on us with their meal out of love and respect for all that our Dads and father-figures have done to shape us, support us and guide us through life’s peaks and valleys.
We couldn’t do it without you.
(thanks to https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day for the info!)
Glacier National Park, in conjunction with the Summit Medical Fitness Center, will host several activities at the Lake McDonald Lodge Parking Area from10:00 am until 2:00 pmonSunday April 29th. Rangers will be on site to offer free blood pressure screenings and answer questions about the park. Fitness experts from the Summit will provide trekking poles to demo, an outdoor scavenger hunt activity with prizes, and free all natural, organic energy bars made locally at Kalispell Regional Healthcare.
“We are excited to host Park Rx Day here at the park to encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the health benefits our public lands have to offer,” said Park Superintendent Jeff Mow.
Park Rx Day is a day for people everywhere to take a walk in a park and give themselves the gift of good health.
The growing Park Rx movement has doctors prescribing time in parks for their patients to improve health.Healthcare providers across the country are writing prescriptions for recommended doses of outdoor time and activity.
Getting outside on a regular basis to walk, play, or just relax combats a number of health concerns including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression.
OnApril 29, there are more than 50 Park Rx Day events taking place in national, state, and local parks across the country. Dozens of partners, including the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, local health clinics, the Institute at the Golden Gate, and National Recreation and Parks Associationare supporting Park Rx Day events.
Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins
Situated in a scenic mountain valley in the midst of the Montana Rockies, the Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins embodies a classic ambiance with modern amenities for a year-round getaway in the Crown of the Continent. Originally constructed in 1907, the lodge maintains its rustic charm with a log cabin design, placing its long history alongside modern updates that make for a stay in comfort and relaxation upstairs in our classic lodge rooms. Historic Unit Cabins laid out in fourplexes provide budget accommodation adjacent to the lodge, with 18 contemporary cabins ranging through the property for a group- and couple-friendly retreat in the forest. All guests are free to relax in our Lodge Great Room and enjoy the character of the lodge throughout their stay. Sip on a tasty beverage from our Saloon and coffee bar, or enjoy a meal from our restaurant while you relax by the fire on a snowy winter day or unwind from a day exploring the great Montana outdoors.
2.Cedar Creek Lodge A four-season destination inspired by the people, culture and landscapes of Montana, the new Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center blends the comfort of a mountain lodge with modern style at the gateway to Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls. A rich sense of exhilaration infuses every experience, from fly fishing on Whitefish Lake and backcountry adventures in Glacier National Park to championship golf and more.
Grouse Mountain Lodge
At Grouse Mountain Lodge, we pair spectacular mountain views and the unique charm of this small mountain town with friendly service and modern lodge accommodations. After a day of exploring Glacier National Park or skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort, return to a cozy lobby and comfortable rooms that’ll make you feel right at home.
Red Lion Inn
Red Lion Hotel Kalispell is a mountain lodge located in the heart of Montana’s favorite ski town, Kalispell. Conveniently attached to the Kalispell Center Mall and neighboring the Rocky Mountains, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell serves as the central location for Kalispell fun.
Whitefish Lake Lodge Welcome to The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Inspired by the grand lodges of the past, with all the conveniences of the present, The Lodge has returned a sense of leisure and grace to the Montana travel experience. Surrounded by mountains with the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake at our back door, and all the amenities of a full-service resort hotel, The Lodge provides the perfect location for your next visit to Whitefish and northwest Montana. With outstanding service and deluxe accommodations, you will be able to enjoy all that Whitefish and northwest Montana have to offer. The Lodge is only minutes from downtown Whitefish, ten minutes from the ski slopes of the Whitefish Mountain Resort and less than a 30-minute drive to the scenic wonders of Glacier National Park.
Located in the Northwest corner of Montana, close to the USA border with Alberta and British Columbia, there are several ways you can travel to the park. There are plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure along the way, should you so chose, or you can make the trip as direct as possible and spend all your time with us!
You can get here by railway…Amtrak has two stops close by, one at Whitefish and one at West Glacier (Belton) both fed by the Empire Builder that runs from East coast to West.
You can get here by trailway.. No matter which way you approach us, you will drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Along with open, uncrowded roads and plenty of traditional Mom and Pop motels for rest stops along the East/West US Highway 2, its the perfect excuse for a roadtrip.
You can reach us by airplane…Glacier Park International airport handles hundreds of thousands of visitors every Summer, with airlines offering direct flights from destinations such as Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Las Vegas. Airports at Missoula, Great Falls, Calgary and Spokane are all within a six hour drive.
Plane, train or automobile, or a combination of all three. We don’t care HOW you get here, just GET here when you can!