Alaska Holiday & Tourism Guide

Alaska Holiday & Tourism Guide
The wilderness areas of Alaska offer many locations for you to observe the natural landscapes of the state's wide open spaces. With scenic places like Kodiak Island, the Chugach National Forest, Orcas Cove, Misty Fjords and more, there are several places to enjoy the great outdoors of the Alaskan frontier.

Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

Explore the majestic beauty of the Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Kodiak Island. Just three miles north of the town of Kodiak, the park is a great place for those who enjoy nature at its finest. Featuring over 180 acres of meadows full of wildflowers, spruce forests and rugged ocean coastlines, the park has miles of hiking locations and sightseeing opportunities. Camping is available for tent campers and there are several lakes in the park where you can fish for trout and enjoy canoeing or kayaking. Fort Abercrombie is filled with wildlife and opportunities for birdwatchers to see bald eagles and other native birds of the island.
Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park
Kodiak Island, AK
alaska.gov/parks/units/kodiak/ftaber.htm

Southeast Sea Kayaks

Venture out over the waterways around Ketchikan and Orcas Cove when you go kayaking with Southeast Sea Kayaks. You can design your trip to be as long or short as you want with tours ranging from a two-and-a-half-hour local adventure to a five-day/four-night combination kayaking and camping vacation. The kayaking trips will show you sights like the Misty Fjords National Monument, intimate waterways and rain forests, granite shoreline cliffs and even secluded coves. During the tours you will also see numerous wildlife along the shorelines as well as sealife in the waters around you. Tour group sizes are limited to six people to provide a more intimate environment for you to enjoy the excursion.
Southeast Sea Kayaks
1621 Tongass Ave., Suite 101 B
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(800) 287-1607
kayakketchikan.com/

Resurrection Pass

Hike along some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in Alaska when you travel through Resurrection Pass in the Chugach National Forest, located about 100 miles north of Anchorage. Resurrection Pass covers a distance of over 71 miles with three different sections of the trail, comprised of the northern section, Russian Lake section and southern section. The northern section of the trails covers 39 miles, and is a fairly level and easy hike, while the other two portions of the trail are steeper and more difficult. The trails are open all year, although cross country equipment or snowshoes are recommended in the winter.
Resurrection Pass
Chugach National Forest
alaskahikesearch.com/Hikes/ResurrectionPass.htm

Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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