MacDonald Lake - Apgar Village - Glacier National Park

View of MacDonald Lake from our room at The Inn

 

Time for our motorcycle trip. Off we go to Glacier National Park!

We booked a room at the Apgar Village Inn months ago taking the chance that the “Going To The Sun” road may not be completely opened by then. But it opened about two days before we departed.  Off we went on a beautiful day, blue skies, and perfect weather conditions.

 

Didn’t take long and before we knew it we were in West Glacier and we entered Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park - Montana

West entrance

 

Not far past the west entrance to the park is Apgar Village which has a visitors center, a campground, a motor inn and a lodge, a restaurant, a few stores, and places to rent watercraft. A cute little area for spending some time.

We had a waterfront room at Apgar Village Inn, a quaint, simple, two-story motel, with rooms facing directly onto Lake MacDonald,

 

Lake MacDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park and is roughly 10 miles long and 1 mile wide with a max depth of just over 450′. This means this lake can be very cold but that didn’t stop tourists from canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and motor boating. A few people were falling in the water and didn’t seem to mind. Yikes…it was cold. Supposedly, the lake surface never gets above 50 degrees F. Again, Yikes, for swimming.

 

Apgar Village has a nice bike path/pedestrian walkway that connects the lodging area to the visitors center and to the campground for easy access. A beautiful area.