Montanans Will Never Forget Their First Time Visiting Saint Mary Lake
By Nikki Rhoades|Published May 26, 2020
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Montaña is a Spanish word meaning mountain, and no name could be more perfect for our magnificent state. “Land of the Shining Mountains,” locals will explain in reference to their own backyards. One of the most mystifying natural landmarks in Montana is easy to access at the local national park, and its beauty is enough to move any and every Montanan.
It may be one of 118 named lakes in Glacier County, but Saint Mary Lake is perhaps the most stunning. Its wildflowers are intoxicating in the warmer months, and the surrounding streams and pools are mighty and striking even in the winter. Even if you simply drive by and enjoy the majesty of this lake from the comfort of your car, this is one natural landmark in Montana that you won’t want to pass up.