For me, the appeal of RVing is having the ability to travel anywhere and have a place to call home. Be it Yellowstone, Crater Lake, or any of the numerous RV destinations all across the United States. I can easily pack up clothes, food and necessities, and spend some time driving to a new place that I’ve never been before. For millions of people, this is the best way to see the world we live in. I enjoy stepping out of my RV and exploring the lands around me, and something tells me you do too, after all, you are reading an RV blog! With the fall season here, we get to experience one of nature’s most beautiful occurrences, the changing of the colors. It happens every year, yet I’m still awestruck when I look outside my RV kitchen window and see the oranges, reds and purples that show up. Many RVers say that once fall hits, they park their house on wheels in the driveway, or in storage, and wait for next year’s Spring season. I, personally, think that fall is the best time of the year to head out and enjoy the cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and less-crowded RV parks. When you’re brainstorming for places to visit and get the most out of your fall vacation, you should consider Glacier National Park in Montana. Here are a few reasons why!
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You may think you’ve seen a large park, but prepare to be amazed! Glacier Park is over 1 million acres of land, including 2 mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes and more trees than you’ll ever be able to count. It’s located on the border of the United States and Canada in Montana, about 300 miles north of Bozeman, Montana. Bring your passport if you intend on seeing the entire park, as it extends well into Canada.
Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the park, as there are over 700 miles of trails throughout the park. You can experience some of the most breathtaking views (especially during the fall) of mountain ranges and forestry. I highly recommend bringing your camera to snap a few photos. There are also plenty of guided tours to take you all across the park and show you some of the more interesting facets of the park. If you’ve got a fisherman in your family, they’ll be amazed at the quality of fishing that’s abundant in the lakes. If you’d rather spend some time on the lake, you can rent a sailboat and sail on Flathead Lake, which is also the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. For the golfer in your group, the mild temperatures will be delightful, as during the fall, through October, the highs are around 60 degrees. Perfect weather to tee up!
During the fall, the temperatures are significantly lower than any RV destination in the South. Starting in August, the highs are around 82, dropping to around 55 towards the end of October. You’ll need to be prepared and make sure your RV’s heating system is in working order when you decide to make a trip to Glacier National Park in the fall. You could be in for a chilly vacation otherwise!
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