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Making Your Way Around Montana

The USA has fifty states, so choosing which to visit can prove to be a relatively difficult process of elimination. It’s a good idea to take a look at all of the individual states, their pros and cons, and what they have to offer. Then you can rank them in order of which appeal to you the most. If you really can’t choose, you can start organising an all-American road trip, skipping between one state or city and another. So, let’s start with Montana. This Northwestern state is also commonly referred to as “Big Sky Country”, and the “Treasure State” and spans 147,000 miles squared, making it the fourth largest state in America! It is also called home by over one million people, so there must be plenty there to keep them occupied. So, to help you make your mind up on whether this is the state for you to visit or not, let’s take a look at exactly what Montana has to offer the avid traveller!

Clear Skies

Montana has gained the name of “Big Sky Country” for good reason. The state is renowned for its beautiful clear skies. Thanks to little light pollution in the area, you can really get an eyeful of the stars at night, and many visitors make a point of spending their evenings stargazing in some of the beautiful landscapes that the area has to offer.

Great Accommodation

Of course, the quality of accommodation in any given place can differ drastically between one establishment and another. But there are some really great spots to stay that you should make note of if you do end up in Montana. The Best Western PLUS GranTree Inn, in particular, has spacious rooms and suites with King size beds and luxury linens, meaning you’ll be able to rest your head soundly at night. There are also plenty of on-site amenities, such as an indoor pool with hot tub. So if you find yourself tired on one of the days of your stay, you don’t even have to head out to have a great time!

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park really is the crown of the continent. The park contains the headwaters of the streams that lead to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson’s Bay. So if you like landscapes filled with beautiful, clear waters, this may well be the place for you. A hike through the park can also expose you to stunning flora and fauna. The dynamic environment makes the park the perfect home for various species, including bats, bears, elk, lynx, wolverines, mountain lions, mountain goats, and frogs to name just a few. There are also plenty of feathered creatures around, which is a bonus for bird watchers. Keep an eye out for eagles, harlequins, northern hawk owls, and ospreys.

As you can see, Montana really does a have whole lot to offer and we’ve only just touched the surface of things to do and see in the state!

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