Attractions July 31, 2018
This One Small Alaska Town Has More Outdoor Attractions Than Any Other Place In The State
As the southernmost city in Alaska, Ketchikan has the warmest weather and long summers for outdoor fun. Head here for all the outdoor attractions you can handle. Zoom across the water, immerse yourself in the temperate rainforest or view the active local wildlife in this small southeastern Alaska town. Ketchikan is the gateway to the Tongass National Forest and the Misty Fjords National Monument, both breathtaking parts of Alaska. Bring the whole gang and head to Ketchikan for the most outdoor attractions.
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Ketchikan is in the far southeastern corner of Alaska and has about 8000 residents. This small town tucked into the pristine wilderness of the hills and waters nearby is known as the "salmon capital of the world."
Head here an active vacation of outdoor attractions. To fully immerse yourself in the outdoors, stay at these floating cabins to be embedded in the wild life of this peaceful bay.
Head out on the ocean to cruise the waters in a fishing boat adventure on an Alaska Crab Boat Tour. Taste the danger and the delicious seafood for a day you'll never forget.
Explore the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the U.S. There are trails to hike, places to explore along the coast, and miles and miles of Alaskan beauty to take in.
Head out to the Misty Fjords National Monument Wilderness Area to see some of the most pristine wilderness in Alaska. The fjords are strikingly beautiful with steep cliffs dramatically rising from turquoise waters.
Glide out on the water for a day of kayaking across the glassy ocean. If you are lucky, you'll see all the residents of the area including orcas, sea lions and harbor seals.
Take a boat tour of the area and see the Guard Island Lighthouse, a lone sentinel in the sea.
The Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary is a peek into the world of the lush temperate rain forest that covers most of the island. Black bears are frequent visitors to the area.
Paddle around town and out to the open water with Alaska Canoe Experience. You'll see how the local people have traveled these waters for hundreds of years.
If you want to see Alaska's largest wildlife, head out on a whale watching tour. It's usually likely that the humpbacks and orcas will be out playing.
Hunt for Bigfoot in the gorgeous rainforested hills, or take to the waters to search the shoreline. Local legends say an 8-foot tall creature haunts the local woods.
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