A whole lot of adventure awaits you. 
Give yourself a good week and explore:
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Upper Trail Lake overlook behind the chalets.

KENAI PENINSULA TOP TEN ATTRACTIONS:

  1. Whale watch and glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
  2.  World class fishing for salmon and trout in the famous Kenai and Russian Rivers
  3. Haul in a giant halibut and other saltwater species from Resurrection Bay;
  4. See Exit Glacier up close.
  5. Climb to the Harding Icefield
  6. Visit the aquariums at the SeaLife Center
  7. Visit an Iditarod mushing family’s kennel
  8. Hike 100’s of miles of breathtaking trails in the Chugach National Forest
  9. Flight-see over majestic mountains and magnificent glaciers
  10. Relax in the hot tubs under the midnight sun, surrounded by Alaskan mountain majesty at the Spruce Moose chalets.
Also:
  • Canoe/ kayak from the chalets
  • Mt Bike great trails and old mining roads
  • Horseback ride
  • Get your pilot floatplane rating in Moose Pass
  • Float down the scenic upper Kenai River.
  • Whitewater raft the Sixmile River or Kenai River canyon.
  • Kayak Resurrection Bay and Trail and Kenai Lakes
  • Visit Portage Glacier and Prince William Sound
  • Drive to the hamlet of Homer (“a small drinking town, with a fishing problem”) at the “end of the road” most western hwy point in the USA.
 Here’s a sample itinerary:
 

DAY ONE- CRUISE KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

This is the second most visited place in Alaska, behind Denali National Park. 
Day cruises take you through the fjords for up-close wildlife and glacier viewing.

See whales…
Seabirds and Rookeries
Tidewater glaciers…
Orcas, and other marine life!


Or go fishing in Resurrection Bay


Or (as often happens) guys go fishing, gals go cruising.

 

DAY TWO- EXIT GLACIER & HARDING ICE FIELD

Get right next to a glacier- easy access.

Toe of Exit Glacier- short 1/2 mile easy hike.

Hiking Harding Icefield Trail
parallel to Exit Glacier- a bit more work, but absolutely unforgettable- a MUST DO if you’re in shape.

At the top-nothing but ice as far as you can see!
Top of the trail overlooking an ice field the size of the state of Massachusetts- a must see!

DAY THREE- FLIGHT SEEINGwith Scenic Mt Air out of Moose Pass

See rivers of ice…
wildlife… from a safe distance…
Trail Lake from several hundred feet.

 DAY FOUR- VISIT THE IDITAROD KENNEL

of the Seavey Family Mushing Dynasty- 1978, 2012 & 2013 Iditarod champions!
Barb holding a  future Iditarod champ!
Mush Idita dogs…
More puppies!

 

 DAY FIVE- Fish or Float THE WORLD-FAMOUS UPPER KENAI RIVER



The fishing is great- but just floating is just as good!

Upper River is an easy float- class three whitewater if you continue through the canyon.

 

Historic native village sites, and early miners cabins.

DAY SIX- HIKE A TRAIL

Choose from 100’s of miles of premo trails nearby in the Chugach National Forest- eight within 10 miles of the chalets. See our Facebook page for pics of particular trails.
Descending Primrose Trail
Overlooking Lost Lake
Mt meadows filled with flowers.

 DAY SEVEN- KAYAK OR CANOE TRAIL & KENAI LAKES

Putting in at the chalets
Lower Trail Lake
Island haul out for lunch
Kayaking the river
Between the lakes.
Kenai Lake

Oh no, you’ve run out of days and you still haven’t…

 

 BAD WEATHER DAY

Visit the SeaLife Center in Seward.
Three aquariums…

 

Rehabilitating babies…

 

Sea birds up-close, and under water.
Too nice a day to visit.. come back when it’s raining!

 MT. BIKING

Several trail options in the vicinity- developed Chugach National Forest trails
 and old mining roads for the biking enthusiasts.
Single track trail
Rides end at the chalets: re-connecting with  the electronic world.


BIKING EXIT GLACIER ROAD

Rent bikes in Anchorage or Seward

Drew peddling Exit Glacier Rd
The road follows the Resurrection River back to the glacier.
Jordyn, Drew & Exit Glacier on a beautiful spring day.
 
 

TRY SEA KAYAKING!

An absolute must!

Guided trips out of Seward-no experience necessary!
 
 
Fox Island
Entering Thumb Cove
Paddling below a hanging glacier.
If you have some experience, rent a kayak and go on your own.
Great way to see marine life up close!
Darn, your stay is over. 
But wait! It’s not too late to add some days.

Of course, you’ll want to come back again, also!
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