Holidaymakers looking for a destination in the United States with plenty of year round activities should try Glacier. This fantastic town is a great place to visit and is located in the state of Washington in the North West of the U.S. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cabins, cottages, condos and campgrounds.
This is a very scenic area and an ideal setting for hiking with 32 trails as well as great places for mountain biking. The nearby rivers and lakes offer many fishing opportunities for visitors of all levels of angling experience as well as watersports such as river rafting and kayaking. Several golf courses are located nearby including at Bellingham.
In the winter visitors come to nearby Mount Baker, which has 39 marked trails and offers great downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Experienced climbers and beginners can climb the mountain with May to August considered the best time for climbing. Visitors can also watch the bird and wildlife in the area, take great photos of the panoramic views or partake in rock collecting.
There are a few restaurants, bars and cafes located in and around Glacier offering a wide range of local specialities as well as international food. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the local grocery stores and delis. Several shops are situated in the area such as a ski shop and places selling souvenirs.
Wine enthusiasts should enjoy a visit to the Mount Baker Vineyards. Holidaymakers can also take scenic rides through the state with organised trips on the Cascade Loop and Mount Baker Highway or visit other places of natural beauty such as Mount Shuksan and Nooksack Falls.
Other places worth visiting include the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and the Black Mountain Forestry Center. Various museums can be found nearby such as Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett or Bellingham Railway Museum.
Western Washington experiences mild and humid days in the summer with temperatures peaking around August at an average high of 24 degrees centigrade in the lower ground. Temperatures in December, January and February can fall below 5 degrees centigrade on the lower ground. This area has plenty of snowfall for skiers in the mountains during the winter with Mount Baker near Glacier getting an average of 50 foot of snow per year.
Vancouver International Airport across the border in Canada is approximately a one hour and 45 minute drive from Glacier with Air Canada the main airline operating here. They have flights to and from Beijing, Cancun, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo as well as major U.S cities such as Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and San Diego amongst others. Other airlines fly from other major cities around the world such as Auckland, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London-Gatwick as well as many others during the holiday season. Car rental companies are located just steps from the terminal on the ground floor of the parkade.