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St. Mary Lake

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Address: 1 mile from St. Mary on Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT
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Definitely worth stopping and spending time

With all the amazing views around Glacier National Park it can be tempting to drive on by yet another lake. But, resist that and pull over. Get out of the car! Walk away from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the amazing views around Glacier National Park it can be tempting to drive on by yet another lake. But, resist that and pull over. Get out of the car! Walk away from the road and find a place to sit down. Then spend some minutes taking in the view before raising the camera. Remember, the purpose of being... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Looks like it is not real. Looks like a picture in High Definition. One of the top things to see in the Park

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a must-see lake and is easy to view while driving to other sites, such as Many Glacier. We experienced weather blowing from the higher elevations and created a rainbow during our trip. There is also a camp and hotel called Rising Sun along the route.

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wallngford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Take your time on the East side of Many Glacier to stop and enjoy the beauty of St. Mary's lake. There are dozens of places to pull off of the road and take photos. On a sunny day, the lake takes on the color of the sky, and when the wind is still, there's a mirror effect. Changing autumn leaves... More 

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Southampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful lake at the east end of the Going To The Sun Road alongside a very good road leading to the east end of the road itself. Plenty of viewpoints and pullouts to help you appreciate what's there and some good trails if you're feeling in need of exercise

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Wading River, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a very tiny island in St. Mary Lake, which can be seen from the Going To The Sun Road. It was very cloudy when we were there, so I didn't get a good picture.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took the Going to the Sun Road from the west to east entrance and stopped at St. Mary's Lake at the bottom closer to the east entrance. The day was overcast and yet the view was still beautiful. There are so many pull-overs in Glacier NP and you must stop at all of them (at least if there's parking... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It is off the beaten road, and the road can be a bit rough. Take it and be charmed by the sights. Watch out for the rock "bears". It really wasn't a bear -darn

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Beautiful Lake and understandably one of the most photographed areas of the Park. Be sure to find out about the Legend of Goose Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the prettiest places I have had the good fortune of visiting. It will leave you in awe of the lovely country in which we live!

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