Beautiful View Haines City Near Glacier Bay Alaska
Glacier Bay is one of Alaska’s most impressive national parks, and Haines is the perfect town to catch a flightseeing tour of this pristine wilderness. Keep your camera ready as you soar over gleaming blue glaciers and sprawling forests, learning about glaciology and the local critters that call the preserve home.
Active Young Boy Hiking Haines Alaska
You’ll find lots of trails to choose from here in Haines. One of the most popular is the Battery Trail Hike, which takes you all the way to the beach. If you’re a veteran hiker, try one of Haines’s alpine trails, like Mt. Riley and Mt. Ripinski. They’re steep, but offer gorgeous views.
A short drive north of Haines you’ll find Kroschel Wildlife Center, one of the best spots in the area to mingle with local critters. Join a wildlife expedition for an up-close look at grizzlies, wolves, reindeer and more, or set out on a photography tour across more than 600 yards of maintained trail.
You’ll find all kinds of tasty food in Haines, Alaska, from wood-fired pizza to tacos to tantalizing Thai cuisine. That said, don’t leave without tasting some of the region’s locally caught seafood, like Alaskan king crab, salmon and halibut. Ask for a recommendation from your waiter or the chef — sometimes restaurants offer off-menu specialties.
One of the most popular souvenirs you’ll find in Haines is smoked salmon — pick up a pre-packaged morsel and bring it back to your stateroom for snacks later on during your trip. Or look for galleries and stores selling goods crafted by local artisans — Haines has several.
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