Head over to Haines, a charming town set on the neck of a peninsula, within the scenic Chilkat Valley of southern Alaska. It serves as an important connection between Alaska’s Inside Passage and Alaska Interior to the north. Haines’ Main Street is lined with mom and pop stores, artist galleries, distilleries, and the world’s only hammer museum! Other unique museums and the Fort William H Seward neighborhood showcase the cultural heritage of the native Tlingit communities, along with the rich history of Haines since the Klondike Gold Rush and the Presbyterian missionaries. Snow-capped mountains, temperate forests, and glacial waters around Haines invite you to explore the outdoors here. From kayaking, fishing and whale watching, to bear spotting and hiking, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Visitors can also witness thousands of bald eagles make their way to Haines each winter, sparking an annual festival.
American Bald Eagle Foundation
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Places: Anchorage (2 days) → Homer (3) → Girdwood (2) → Talkeetna (1) → Denali National Park (3) → Anchorage (1)
Tour Highlights: Nature & Outdoor Excursions, Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center, Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Sportfishing...