Plan your family trip to the "crown of the continent"
Glacier National Park
Authors Harley and Abby McAllister bring you another National Park guidebook with a unique focus: helping your kids have the best possible time in the parks, this time in Glacier National Park.
Over multiple visits during different times of year, our family has personally reviewed the many hikes, campgrounds, activities, etc. in order to bring you a useful resource that will become your primary tool for planning your next trip.
Glacier National Park is called the "Crown of the Continent" for two reasons: it sits perched at the "top" of the United States with it's jagged peaks replicating a crown, and it is a jewel in our park system being rare, beautiful and unspoiled. While this draws over 3,000,000 people each year from around the world, planning a trip that will keep your kids safe and show them a good time can be difficult.
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Below we share some detailed information on what you will find in our books by providing an outline of the main sections, always written from the perspective of what kids like and the ways that they learn:
Top 5 tips for enjoying a vacation in this high altitude environment with your kids
Sections devoted to each region of the park (Lake McDonald, Many Glacier, Two Medicine, and St. Mary/Logan Pass)
For each region you will find information like:
Trip reports for hikes, reviewed with kids in mind
Camping and lodging options
Must see attractions
Wildlife viewing suggestions
Need-to-know advice before going
Links to important online information resources
As well as;
Sample Itineraries that will help you plan the best way to split your time between the various regions, and the best order to visit them in
Help planning your first family backpacking trip
Appendices with lists of suggestions on what to bring and what to include in your first aid kit