Alaska - Kenai Peninsula (Chapter)
This is the Kenai Peninsula chapter from Lonely Planet’s Alaska guidebook.
With two main roads splintering across an area the size of Belgium, the Kenai Peninsula is an accessible wilderness. There are more hiking trails and alpine lakes here than you can explore in a summer. Glaciers are crammed into every cranny, the western side of the peninsula is pocked with trout-filled lakes and the peninsula’s jagged coastline makes for excellent kayaking through waters full of marine mammals, birds and fish. The towns are as varied as the topography, with fishing towns, an arts capital and Russian Old Believer villages.
- Watch whales breach as you sit in a kayak in Kenai Fjords National Park
- Hike up to one of the last remnants of the ice age, the Harding Ice Field
- Rub shoulders with hundreds of anglers during the height of the salmon season
- restaurants & accommodation
- Dig for Alaska-sized razor clams
Coverage includes: Seward Highway, Turnagain Pass & Around, Hope, Moose Pass & Around, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Sterling Highway, Tern Lake Junction, Cooper Landing & Around, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai & Around, Soldotna, Homer and Seldovia.
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