Fall in Montana: it’s something out of your dreamiest, most beautiful mental movies. While there’s no denying the excitement of summer, there’s a lot to love about this stunning shoulder season.
Not only does autumn bring fall colors, but Glacier Park and the tourist town of Whitefish are less crowded. There’s also more available tours and sightseeing events, often at lower prices on the packages you want.
Still don’t believe us? Here are a few more reasons to love a fall vacation in Montana.
5 Beautiful Facts About a Fall Vacation in Montana
Considering visiting the Big Sky State this fall? Here are a few reasons to make the leap:
1. Beautiful Fall Colors
While Montana isn’t known for its fall colors like the Midwest or East Coast, we’ve got plenty of leaf watchers here. When the temperatures start to change, native Tamaracks change from green to flame orange, underbrush flood red and yellow, and the mountains become a study of amber, gold, and muted green.
You cannot afford to miss this color show. For added drama, take in the sights along the shores of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
2. Less Crowded Roads
Western Montana has so much to offer in the way of scenery. In the fall, especially, the roads to get to this scenery are quiet, private, and wide open for you to explore.
Take full advantage of this by driving up Going to the Sun Road, heading out along Lake Koocanusa, or taking a spin along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
3. Fall Festivals
If you’ve never experienced Oktoberfest in Whitefish, this is the year to do it. Fall festivals abound in this part of the state, and you’ll enjoy everything from tasty microbrews to local huckleberry goods, Flathead cherries, crafts, and more.
4. World-Class Fishing
Fall is the gold-standard of fishing in Montana. Not only are the colors beautiful, but the rivers are quiet, the trout are hungry, the weather is perfect, and the skies are crystal blue. If you’ve always dreamed of fly fishing in Montana, Great Northern Resort offers guided trips along the scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
The river acts as the border between Glacier Park and the Great Bear Wilderness, which is part of the 1.5 million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
5. Less Demand on Lodging and Dining
Fall alleviates some of the pressure on the Montana tourism industry, which means it’s easier and less expensive to find a dinner reservation, a room, or a ticket to a show. Enjoy the quieter pace of life and the local-town feel of fall in this beautiful place.
Book Your Fall Trip Today!
What are you waiting for? Escape to Montana this fall. Explore lodging options with Great Northern Resort today to find your perfect fall setting.