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Raft 6 Mile Whitewater, Hope

What: A series of class 4 and 5 rapids located near Hope – bucket list worthy item for the thrill seekers out there. When to go: Ideally accessed during the peak summer months while these tours are being offered in June to September. How to get there: Depending on the tour company you go with,…

Fly-in Fish Crescent Lake, Soldotna

What: A bucketlist worthy experience involving flying into Lake Clark National Park to fish for salmon and watch for bears. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September while the tour operators are running. How to get there: You can take your flight out from a few places, but…

Hike or Kayak to Caine’s Head, Seward

What: A stunning perch in the Ressurection Bay in Seward worth checking out via kayak and/or hiking. Either way, it is a long way to get there from Lowell Point and the journey is rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. Journey should be a…

Hike or Bike Johnson Pass, Portage

What: An epic trail following a historic gold mining route in the Kenai peninsula. 20.4 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between May and October. Due to intense overgrowth on the trail without maintenance, recommend doing this trail in May/June or…

Hike to Harding Ice Field, Seward

What: One of the absolute best hikes in the state located in Seward. Roughly 10 miles and 3800 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months once the snow has melted between July and September. Total hike should take roughly 7 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/dBVS1A7y2hGzaEvW6Alltrails…

Tour Northwestern Fjord, Seward

What: A beautiful tidewater glacier in Kenai Fjords national park, worth checking out on a boat tour leaving from Seward. While most people take the tour as far as Bear or Ailaik glacier, the Northwestern Fjord tour is the farthest tour offered by boat operators. This makes it a longer ride, but there’s a lot…

Hike Grace Ridge, Homer

What: An incredible hike in Kachemak Bay near Homer, climbing up to a peak that offers views for hundreds of miles. 9.5 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain rated as Moderate to Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 6 hours. How…

Hike Slaughter Gulch, Cooper Landing

What: A straight up hike with incredible rewarding views of the Kenai Lake and River located in Cooper Landing. 5 miles with 2400 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. Total hike should take roughly 4 hours. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/6aeoURjKMw59LPHR7Alltrails…

Go Halibut Fishing, Homer

What: Several deepsea fishing charter companies offering anywhere from half day to full day trips to catch halibut, rockfish, salmon, etc. Homer is especially known for Halibut, so it’s worth doing a halibut only/focused trip. When to go: The fishing season typically runs between May and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/KwSBWix6WqAZq7NK7 Tips: There are…

Visit Homer

What: One of the most beautiful towns in Alaska sitting at the south end of the Kenai Peninsula. Includes many amazing activities including fishing, hiking, camping, eating & drinking. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZLexmEbLKpEM48cs7 Tips: Homer has some of the most stunning…