It wasn’t much of a drive from our rented cabin to here:
Wow. I mean, it was just… wow.
The water was so clear…
Everyone wanted their picture in front of it.
And the rocks on the shore were perfect for skipping.
But we couldn’t stay there forever. There was a whole park to discover! Unfortunately, it was too early in the season for us to complete the Going to the Sun Road, but we could go up as far as Avalanche Lake, with a stop off at a waterfall and a view of the peaks on the way.
We planned to walk along the Trail of the Cedars, and possibly hike up to Avalanche Lake, but first it was time for lunch. And more rock-skipping. It wasn’t a bad spot to eat your lunch at.
During lunch, Claire made a little boat from some twigs and a leaf and then we let it sail.
The Trail of the Cedars is a really easy walk through really incredible scenery that was perfect for the little kids.
We didn’t have time to hike up to Avalanche Lake, though, because we had reservations for a boat tour on Lake McDonald. We met the boat just outside of Lake McDonald. I loved the Lake McDonald Lodge. It was just so picturesque with lots of flowers and gingerbread trim. Inside, I found the National Park rustic design I was hoping for.
We boarded the boat for the cruise, which, to be honest, was not the most exciting. But it was interesting to learn more about the geography and history of the region. And luckily it wasn’t very crowded so the kids had lots of room to run around.
We finished the afternoon with some huckleberry ice cream cones at Apgar Village. It was pretty much perfect.