If your idea of a family vacation includes more thrill than chill, we’ve got some spots you need to check out ASAP. From canyoneering in Zion National Park to canoeing through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s an adventure waiting for every family. Read on and plan your next excursion!

High Mountain Escapades – Whitefish Lake and Glacier National Park – Whitefish, Mt

Visit the charming village of Whitefish, near Glacier National Park, for a mountain adventure of a lifetime. Head up to the Whitefish Mountain Resort and check out the Aerial Adventure Park, Zip Line Tours, Walk in the Treetops journey, Alpine Slide and Scenic Lift Ride (you can pick huckleberries on the way down!). Have a filling lunch in the lodge and then round out the day, 10 minutes south, on a 31’ wooden boat ride on Lady of the Lake on Whitefish Lake.

Of course, you'll want to visit GNP, where you can do lots of hiking, camping and rafting. The West Glacier KOA  and the St. Mary/East Glacier KOA have affordable tent, RV and cabin opportunities to cater to any family size. From mountain to lake, this will be a trip to remember.

Online: explorewhitefish.com

photo: Wendy Altschuler  

Where do you like to adventure as a family? Let us know below!

— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen