We will be in Glacier for 7 nights next year. We'd like to spend 3 nights in Many Glacier, 2 nights at Lake McDonald and are wondering what the best choice is for the other two nights. East Glacier, Waterton, St. Mary's Lake, Sperry Chalet? As far as Sperry, I'm concerned about the hassle involved if we were to take one trail up, the other down, and have to deal with taking the shuttle back to the car. Is it worth going to Sperry if you only do the same trail up and down (probably the shorter trail)? Which of the above areas might offer the most different experience from the Lake McD and Many Glacier area? We like to hike, but we're in our 40's so our hikes are in the 6 mile and under range normally. We'd like time to relax as well and just soak it all in.
Also, if we arrive in Kalispell mid day does it make sense to make our way east for Day 1 of the trip, and plan to end at Lake McD to be closest to the airport for return?
Any advice appreciated. Thanks so much!!