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Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Biking, Camping
Description: Large recreational lake in Glacier National Park.

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Morning mist and coffee with eagles

Beautiful grab a coffee and sit and watch the morning mist rise off the lake. Stop at many of the pull off and take pictures. Head up to McDonald Lodge and take a tour of lake by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grab a coffee and sit and watch the morning mist rise off the lake. Stop at many of the pull off and take pictures. Head up to McDonald Lodge and take a tour of lake by boat.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This lake is just beautiful from all directions. It is located in the back of the Lake McDonald Lodge. You can take a boat tour or simply enjoy the view from the lodge. The water is mirror-like in the early mornings when you can take your best pictures.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains. Many great pull offs along Going to the Sun Road for spectacular views.

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Swanzey, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lake McDonald Lodge was a very comfortable place to relax. We enjoyed the evening programs by the naturalists, enjoyed the food and the international staff, and even met a family from my husband's home-town. Beds were good, cabin was cozy.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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65 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Stayed at the Lake McDonald motel which was a less than joyful experience but the lodge and the lake itself we're beautiful. While the location where the lodge is located rents boats it doesn't rent kayaks or canoes. You can take the boat tour from here for $26 or so. We drove down to Apgar Village and rented both canoes... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Lots to do at this magnificent lake. Must paddle board or swim or cycle or jog or just sit and read a book.

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indiana
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81 reviews 81 reviews
4 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Decided to try these fairly new rooms. Was not worth the money ($330/night). Rooms small but nicely decorated. View from upper level room was mostly roof with lake in the background. Biggest problem was upon check-in there were medications on the floor, I guess from the former tenants. Doesn't say much for the housekeeping. Would not spend the money to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here the second week of May. No one around at all. I was the only one for miles. Water so clear and cold. Just breath taking.

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Leawood, Kansas, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

If the breeze is not blowing much and the water's really still here, you can often get a mirror image effect of the mountains on the lake. So beautiful! Absolutely rent a canoe or boat and get out on the lake!

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Palm Coast, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The morning we got to the Lake it was still, the Mountains reflected on the lake like a mirror. We got some great pics that day.

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Address: Address: Glacier National Park, MT
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Glacier National Park

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