Alaska November 04, 2018
This Tiny Town In Alaska Has A Little Bit Of Everything
Sitka is a beautiful island town in southeastern Alaska located on located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island on the Alaskan Panhandle. Visit Sitka for a wonderful vacation any time of year. You can get there by air or sea, either on a commercial airline, a small plane or the Alaska Marine Highway System. With all these amazing things to see and do, you’ll have a wonderful time visiting this tiny Alaskan town.
Sitka is a close-knit, small community of about 9000 Alaskans, living in harmony with the sea on this island of temperate rainforest. You'll find so much to do, since this tiny town has a little of everything.
Visit the historic site of the old Baranof Castle up on Castle Hill. If you are strolling around downtown, this is a great place to stop for the cannon, the historical place markers and the views.
Stretch your legs and see the views by heading out on a hike. Starting right from downtown, take the Gavan Trail up into the sky for a bird's eye view of the town.
If you prefer to stay at a lower elevation, and wind your way through the forest on this magical trail. The Indian River Trail is a great trail for the whole family.
Head out to a private island for a truly magical stay in Sitka. You and your friends can live in a lighthouse for as long as you like and explore life on the ocean in Alaska.
Or stay at a floating caboose for an exciting and unique adventure in Sitka. You'll love the gentle waves lulling you to sleep.
There is abundant wildlife in the area, and most of the spring, summer and fall you can see brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer. and American bald eagles on Admiralty Island, a nearby locale.
You can also visit The Fortress of the Bear, non-profit bear rescue facility that provides protection and care to rescued orphans in an enriching, educational environment. You can watch the bears to your heart's content in safety.
And for a truly luxurious day, head to one of the natural hot springs in the area. You'll complete your Sitka adventure in style.
Top off all your adventure's with a lovely meal at Ludvig's, a delicious restaurant in downtown Sitka. Their tasty Mediterranean fare is made with the bounty of the sea, caught locally.
Head to Sitka, the tiny town that truly has it all. Go hiking, view wildlife, soak in a hot springs, stay at a lighthouse, and dine at a great restaurant. You'll love Sitka, another wonderful part of Alaska.
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