Go Pumpkin Picking, Then Sleep In A Cabin Surrounded By Fall Foliage On This Weekend Getaway In Alaska
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If you’re looking for the perfect fall escape, we found an autumn weekend getaway in Alaska that should be at the top of your list. Located in Palmer, you’re near plenty of farms where you can pick pumpkins ’til your heart’s content before retiring to a luxury cabin in the woods. And the best part (besides Pioneer Peak views and a gorgeous bed to lay your head on): a front-row seat to beautiful fall foliage in Alaska.
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Fall Festivities In Alaska
Which hiking trails in Alaska are best in the fall?
Some of my favorite fall hikes in Alaska are:
- Albert Loop Trail at Eagle River Nature Center, Eagle River
Just 30 minutes outside of Anchorage, this 3.2-mile loop is ideal for watching the leaves change.
- Twin Peaks Trail, Eklutna
While this trail is a bit long, at just over eight miles, the views are so worth the effort - especially in the fall. Located in Chugach State Park, about 45 minutes from Anchorage, the hike takes you high above Eklutna Lake, which is surrounded by mountains covered in brilliant golden leaves.
- Turnagain Arm Trail, Anchorage
This trail is stunning year-round, but we're partial to it in the fall. The colors are astounding!
What are the best fall day trips in Alaska?
The best fall day trips in Alaska include:
- Taking a ride on the Hurricane Turn Train
Operated by the Alaska Railroad, this train ride runs from Talkeetna to Hurricane Gulch and showcases gorgeous fall foliage along the way.
- Picking apples at Fire Apple Orchard and Gardens in Wasilla
One of only two pick-your-own apple orchards in Alaska, Fire Apple Orchard and Gardens in Wasilla lets you take home fresh, ripe, and juicy apples straight from the tree. You can even buy apple trees to plant in your very own yard!
- Visit the first cidery in Alaska
Double Shovel Cider Company in Anchorage is The Last Frontier's destination for micro-cider. You can sample a variety of fresh-pressed apple ciders made with Pacific Northwest apples and infused with local ingredients.