Alaska is one of the most sought after vacation destinations with an adventure around every corner. The most popular time to travel to Alaska is between April and September. During these months sightseers can observe bears waking from hibernation, whales migrating from Hawaii and views of the Aurora Borealis illuminating the night sky. Throughout this awe-inspiring state there is an abundance of outdoor activities to participate in. From kayaking and mountain biking to skiing and dog sledding, there is something for everyone.
Alaska has an amazing coastline, but to truly experience its grandeur you’ll also want to explore further inland. Here are five of our top recommended places to visit during your Alaska adventure.
Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing
Picturesque Kenai Lake is located in Cooper Landing. The lake was formed from glacier water and its beautiful turquoise waters are a gorgeous backdrop for family photos or a romantic getaway.
During your visit you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking or beachcombing. For fishermen, it is just a short walk to Quartz Creek for excellent fly fishing.
Mendenhall Glaciers of Juneau
Hiking through the Mendenhall Glaciers of Juneau you will enjoy spectacular views of Mendenhall Glacier and icebergs floating in the lake. The hiking trails range from very easy to moderate and take you through the forest and along the lake.
Black Sand Beach of Glacier Bay National Park
Relax at the Black Sand Beach of Glacier Bay National Park. The stunning colors of the glacial blue ice against the black sand beach will leave you in complete awe of your surroundings.
Marvel at the magical views in every direction with snow-capped mountains and stunning icy spots all around.
If you enjoy hiking and mountaineering you should consider taking in the breathtaking view of Mount McKinley.
Located in Denali National Park, Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America and the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. While on this adventure you may encounter moose, caribou and Dall sheep.
Skagway Train to White Pass Summit
If you desire a more easy going adventure, a scenic train ride from Skagway to White Pass Summit aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World” is a good option. During this 40 mile trip in vintage passenger coaches, you’ll retrace the original route to the White Pass summit passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch.
The scenery is breathtaking with panoramic views of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels and trestles. One of the historic highlights on the journey is the original Klondike Trail of 1898 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.
No matter how you choose to spend your vacation in Alaska, Enchanted Adventures can help ensure your experience is the vacation of a lifetime. Contact one of our agents for help planning and booking your adventure.