Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is one of Alaska's beautiful vacation destinations, and a great spot for an RV road trip. Starting an Alaskan Kenai Peninsula road trip in Anchorage will give travelers the opportunity to explore the fascinating museums and attractions that the city has to offer before heading out to enjoy some of the amazing recreation to be found in Alaska. From world-class fishing to fascinating museums, this road trip has something for everyone.
Anchorage is filled with interesting attractions. It is a great place to learn about the fascinating history of the native peoples of Alaska as well as other aspects of Alaskan history. The Museum of Art has amazing baskets and hand-made crafts from the Aleut, Tlingit and Haida people.
Another great destination in Anchorage is the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Travelers in March can see the start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. In addition, visitors to the city can enjoy other events including the Alaska Renaissance Festival and Solstice Celebration, and the Annual Silver Salmon Fishing Derby. While exploring Anchorage visitors will also find excellent shopping opportunities, and even some fantastic golfing at the Anchorage course.
After spending some time exploring all that Anchorage has to offer, travelers can head southwest to the Kenai Peninsula. A little over 100 miles from Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula is an amazing destination for recreation. The peninsula is separated from the mainland by the Prince William Sound on the east and by Cook Inlet on the west.
It is especially well known for the fishing, and is a great spot for fishers looking for a saltwater angling experience. The Peninsula is home to the largest run of Sockeye Salmon, as well as the largest King Salmon ever caught. Saltwater anglers can expect to find King, Sockeye, Coho and Pink Salmon at the Kenai Peninsula. Cooks Inlet, which is the adjacent body of water, is known for its Pacific Halibut, Rockfish, Dolly Varden Char and Steelhead Trout.
Fishing enthusiasts can also catch the ferry to the Russian River. This river bank is a popular spot, but it still a great fishing spot. Other excellent fishing spots are the Kenai River, Crooked Creek, the Ninilchik River and the Anchor River.
Visitors to the Kenai Peninsula can visit the Kenai Mountains in the Kenai Fjords National Park, where visitors can find glaciers, fjords and especially Harding Icefield. Travelers can take a hike on one of the Kenai River boardwalks and much more.
Another great Kenai Peninsula destination is the town of Homer. The Pratt Museum is a fascinating attraction, with exhibits on native cultures and early settlers. Visitors to Homer can also take the water taxi to Kachemak Bay, which is an excellent kayaking destination. Kayakers can explore the little fjords and catch a glimpse of a wide variety of wildlife. Kachemak Bay is home to sea otters, sea birds, orca whales and more. Homer is also home to sandhill cranes, which during certain times of the year display their spectacular mating dance.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is an amazing destination for all travelers. The region is filled with amazing wildlife, recreation activities and even fascinating museums. Traveling from Anchorage, through the Kenai Peninsula to Homer will give road trippers the opportunity to see some of the countries amazing sites and much more.