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Seward, Kenai Fjords & Kachemak Bay Areas


Just 120 miles south of Anchorage, Seward with Mount Marathon as its backdrop, is situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula and is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic towns.

If you want to play on the water, opt for a kayak tour, a sailing adventure, or some world-class fishing for halibut, salmon, or other local species. From a bird’s-eye view, Seward’s spectacular scenery is unmatched. Glacial lakes, the Harding Icefield, and other treasures will give you an appreciation for Alaska like no other.

Kenai Fjords National Park is a Seward treasure, and visitors can experience the park on a day cruise or by foot at Exit Glacier. After taking in the scenic wonders, peer eye to eye with the marine life that shares the environment at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Hikers will come to treasure the Seward area for the myriad of trails.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is one of the most popular of Alaska’s national parks and provides both leisurely and adventurous activities for visitors, including boat tours, kayaking, camping, fishing, beachcombing, biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ranger programs, flightseeing, and mountaineering.

The rugged coastline and stunning fjords are home to a diverse array of plants and animals. Land mammals such as black and brown bears, lynx, mountain goats, moose, porcupines, wolverines, and marmots can be found in the area. The nutrient-rich glacial waters are home to abundant marine wildlife including orcas, humpback whales, gray whales, minke whales, fin whales, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters, Steller sea lions, and harbor seals. The park is also a welcome habitat for migratory and resident birds. Over 190 species have been found in the area, including puffins, cormorants, common murres, pigeon guillemots, kittiwakes, and eagles.

Homer & Kachemak Bay

Homer, 200 miles south of Anchorage, on the shore of stunning Kachemak Bay on the southwest side of the Kenai Peninsula is known at the Halibut fishing capital of the world.  A home base for great fishing, kayaking, bear viewing, hiking, foodie and art vacations, Homer is quickly becoming known as the Eco and Adventure tourism capital of Alaska.

The Homer Spit features the longest road into ocean waters in the world, and was named one of the best 100 beaches in the United States for its incredible views and variety of wildlife along the 4.5 mile multi-use trail that runs from its base to its tip. And just across the Bay, less than 10 miles from the Spit, is the state’s only designated wilderness park. Local water taxis specialize in bringing outdoor lovers to the trailheads in the park.

While Homer’s jaw-dropping scenery; snow-capped mountains, the glistening waters of Kachemak Bay, the icy blue hues of glaciers might be the first thing visitors notice, it will be Homer’s charm that prompts them to return.  downtown Homer is strung along Pioneer Avenue on a sloping hill between high bluffs to the north and Kachemak Bay to the south. Between the excellent museum, restaurants and art galleries, great scenery and interesting side trips to the other side of Kachemak Bay, you could easily spend a week.

Copper Landing

Cooper Landing located at the north end of Kenai Lake and just 100 miles (160 km) south of Anchorage is a popular summer tourist destination thanks to its scenic wilderness and proximity to the world-class salmon fishery of the Kenai River and Russian River. Experience Alaska fishing at its best. Guides take clients to pursue sockeye and coho salmon, Dolly Varden, and rainbow trout in the upper Kenai River and the nearby Russian River.

Cooper Landing is also a popular starting point for raft trips down the Kenai River with a number of outfitters offering raft trips ranging from gentle floats to thrilling Class III whitewater in the Kenai Canyon. After a day on the water, anglers and rafters alike can return to Cooper Landing, which features a wide range of lodging, restaurants, and other visitor services.

The heart of town is a five-building national historic district at Mile 48.7 of the Sterling Highway. In a picturesque setting beneath towering mountains and along the banks of the Kenai River is an old post office, a schoolhouse from the 1950s, and a homesteader’s cabin that today houses the Cooper Landing Historical Society Museum.

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