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Alaska

Region Southeast Alaska

Summer Activities

• Visit the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in Haines, home to the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles

• Ride the tram to the top of Mount Roberts in Juneau

• Learn about the Klondike Gold Rush in historic Skagway

• Play a round of golf at Muskeg Meadows in Wrangell

• Experience the vibrant Norwegian culture in Petersburg

• Raft in the shadow of Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau

• Ride the vintage White Pass &Yukon Route railway in Skagway

• See totem pole collections in Ketchikan

• Tour the blue onion dome of the Russian Orthodox Church in Sitka

• Dog mush on Norris Glacier near Juneau

• Hike the historic Chilkoot Trail from Skagway to Lake Bennett, British Columbia

• Watch glaciers calve in Glacier Bay National Park

• Ride the Alaska Marine Highway ferry throughout Southeast

• Visit Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3.2 million-acres of pristine coastal rainforest, glacially carved fjords, waterfalls, wildlife and fishing

• Make rubbings of petroglyphs in Wrangell

• Lace up your running shoes for the Klondike Road Relay, a 116-mile road relay race from Skagway to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Winter Activities

• Attend the Wearable Arts Show in Ketchikan, featuring wild and wearable creations by local and visiting artists

• Count eagles by the dozens at the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines, an event celebrating the peak of the winter gathering of eagles and including educational seminars and tours

• Cross-country ski on groomed ski trails at Eagle Crest Ski Area in Juneau

• Go "Julebukking" in Petersburg on Christmas Eve. Julebukking, according to Norwegian tradition, is when local merchants offer customers food and spirits in appreciation for the previous year’s business

• Visit Sitka’s Alaska Raptor Center, Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center

• Ski the Buckwheat Ski Classic in Skagway, a cross-country ski tour along the White Pass mountains designed for "the lazy, the infirm and the few who are fast." • Visit the Tlingit Chief Shakes Island and Tribal House Historic Monument in Wrang

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Mendenhall Glacier, north-west of Juneau
Mendenhall Glacier, north-west of Juneau

Russian-Orthodox church in Kodiak
Russian-Orthodox church in Kodiak

   
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