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Lake McDonald

Glacier National Park, MT
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.
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Lafayette, Ca
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

the best thing was the sunset and the mountains reflecting into the water. I would not doi this again as I thought it was not worth the cost and I do not think I saw anything special.

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Stony Point, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went on the boat ride. Ate great food at the lodge. Walked along some very pretty trails. Especially liked the trail along MacDonald River.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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443 reviews 443 reviews
336 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This lake and water is so clean and clear it is amazing, and oh yes it is the coldest water you will ever feel.

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Jackson Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This was the final (of four) boat tours we took in the park, and enjoyed it. About an hour in length we had an NP internee as a narrator. Not as good as those with more experience, but not because of her effort. It is different from the rest of the tours because the Lake McDonald is the largest lake.... More

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Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful. We took the boat ride on this lake even though it was foggy and it was still worth it. Beautiful scenery and we also ate at the lodge which was excellent. Go early if you want a window seat. We were there by 5 p.m. and window seating was full. Still beautiful in the dining room though

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The destination of Rocky Point on the north side of McDonald Lake provided a safe hike to a beautiful point overlooking the lake. From here we looked up to the peaks and out on the beautiful smooth lake. Moderate trail for senior hikers.

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Lemont, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Another nice stopping point, while on tour. Nice photo ops of the glacier background lake. Grounds in back of the lodge pretty setting, more photo ops here too. Seemed quiet and serene, relaxing.

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Kenmore, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Incredible reflections from every angle of this beautiful lake. Definitely stop at the lodge for a drink on the deck.

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Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We came over the Going-to-the-Sun road and stopped to enjoy the lodge and to go for a swim. It was a nice, hot day and the water was crystal clear and warm. They offer boat tours which would have been fun but we didn't have time for that. Walked through the lodge and enjoyed sitting out on the porch overlooking... More

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Allen, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Up until now, Lake Tahoe was the most beautiful lake I'd seen. Lake McDonald is now my favorite. It's huge (10 miles long?), perfectly peaceful glass-like water, mountains, trees...what's not to like? The lodge is quaint, but even the little motel rooms in the Apgar Village are right on the water. There's a few shops and little restaurants in Apgar,... More

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