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Region Southcentral Alaska

Summer Activities

• Hike in Chugach State Park, a parcel of land that runs along Anchorage’s eastern border

• Fish for all five species of salmon on the Kenai Peninsula

• Take a water taxi from Homer to the seaside communities of Seldovia and Halibut Cove

• Ride the Alaska Railroad along Turnagain Arm from Anchorage to Seward or from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Denali National Park & Preserve

• Raft the Kenai, Matanuska or Sixmile River

• Kayak the waters of Prince William Sound from Whittier

• Shop for Alaska Native art at the Alaska Native Medical Center gift shop

• Cruise among the icebergs of Portage Lake

• Drive the Seward Highway from Anchorage to Seward, one of only a handful of designated All American Roads

• See the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in Valdez

• Watch giant cabbages of up to 90 pounds be weighed in at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer

• Cruise the College Fjords glaciers of Prince William Sound

• Visit the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage

• Kiss a moose at Big Game Alaska Wildlife Center in Portage

• Visit Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race headquarters in Wasilla

• Hike Hatcher’s Pass in the Mat-Su Valley

Winter Activities

Heliski in the mountains surrounding Valdez

• Downhill ski and snowboard at Alyeska Ski Resort, Alpenglow or Hilltop Ski Area near Anchorage, Eagle Crest in Juneau and Moose Mountain or Cleary Summit in Fairbanks

• Play snowshoe softball or go ice bowling at Anchorage’s Fur Rendezvous Festival

• Fish for winter King Salmon in Homer and Kodiak

• Ice climb the frozen waterfalls along Turnagain Arm near Anchorage

• Take the Grandview Ski Train from Anchorage to Grand View twice a year on the Alaska Railroad for backcountry cross-country and telemark skiing

• Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center

Alaska Railroad along dem Seward Highway
Alaska Railroad along dem Seward Highway

Kayakers getting ready
Kayakers getting ready



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