Tucked between the Swan Range to the east and the Mission Range to the west, the Seeley- Swan Valley is a popular outdoor paradise with lakes, mountains, rivers, small streams, and trails. Visitors can enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer year round. You may wonder why a place that sounds this busy is included in a book where the idea is to get away from it all. It’s simple: the setting is awesome, and, especially during the week, it isn’t as crowded as you might expect.
Holland Lake was formed when the last glacial ice melted from this area some 10,000 years ago. The receding glaciers deposited sediments, forming moraines, which now hold back a lake fed by runoff from the spectacular mountains surrounding it. This 427-acre lake is one of the deepest in the area at 155 feet. The clarity of the water can make the depth deceiving, so be prepared when boating.
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