A visit to Many Glacier, maybe take the boat shuttle from the Inn along Swiftcurrent Lake, dock and then take a very short walk to a second boat on Lake Josephine. Goat Lick on Hwy 2 was kinda neat. Did not make it to Polebridge, but heard it was a great area to visit.
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Head into Apgar for the best Huckleberry Ice Cream you can get!!! I have read and been told the east side of Glacier is very nice, especially the Lodge. wish we would have done that when we were there. you can also take a drive over to Hungry Horse and check out Hungry Horse resevoir and the dam. when we were out there my cousin and his wife took us to Big Mountain. this was in the summer and we had great views from the top, we took the lift to the top.
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Agree with checking out Polebridge, the inner North Fork Road is one of those "Roads Less Traveled" deals. Great scenery and a good chance to see more wildlife.
From Polebridge you can drive on to either Bowman or Kitna Lakes, or both, but check locally on road conditions as either road can be "rough". If you like to fish, either lake can be worth your time.
Another option would be to head to Hungry Horse Dam then on up to the Spotted Bear Ranger station. Be aware though that getting to Spotted Bear entails driving about 40 miles via, fairly, sometimes, well maintained logging road but, to us well worth your time (we've taken our 30' M/H up there a number of times). Might be worth your time to just check out Spotted Bear Campground and the size of RVs that get up there.
Hi ... Last fall we stayed on the East side and took one day & explored the 2 Medicine Lake area & the southern tip down to Goat lick. Very interesting places.
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Drop the trailer & drive out to the Polebridge Mercantile for the best sticky buns & cinnamon rolls you will ever eat. It is a 24 mile drive from the Apgar campground on a road that goes through a variety of conditions including gravel, narrow potholed, etc but a pretty drive & the Polebridge Mercantile is an interesting building even if you don't like the bakery (but you will!)
A couple of photos of the view along the drive are at 2011 trip, Day 76. More about the Polebridge Mercantile Here.
I also enjoyed just sitting at the Apgar end of Lake McDonald & enjoying the view. Enough that it is part of my signature & on my credit card...
Nice trip. For some real backcountry vistas, take the Inside North Fork Road (Starts out near Apgar Village) up to polebridge, then come back down route 486. Inside North Fork Road is a narrow dirt road, but easily passable in almost any car or truck. Take it slow and enjoy the scenery that few people take the time to see. Definitely a full day trip, but worth it! Ditto on the sweets at Polebridge-they're worth the trip even if there was no scenery!
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While you're on US 2 on the south border of the park, stop at Essex where the BNSF trains switch engines after the long climb up to the pass. An excellent cafe there and the huckleberry pie is worth a try! Also stop at Marias Pass and marvel at the monument and history there.