Bicycling Alaska's Inside Passage
Bicycling may not be the first thing you think about when planning a trip to Alaska's Inside Passage. How can you bike through a region characterized by islands, glaciers, mountains and fjords? Easy: you let the marine highway ferry you and your bike from port to port. From planning a full bicycle tour, taking advantage of the numerous trails on a day trip, or simply renting a bike for the freedom to explore a community or two on your own, opportunities and scenery abound. Need some more trip planning ideas? Check out our suggestion for a 6-day bicycle tour from Ketchikan to Haines.
Happy 100th birthday, National Park Service!
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016 with the centennial kicking off the second century of stewardship for America's national parks. By area, Alaska holds more than half of America's national park lands, in 17 nationally designated sites. Not to mention, the additional 16 National Wildlife Refuge areas managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Like all parks across our nation, here in Alaska these sites tell the story of our natural resources and our diverse cultural heritage. The ferry provides access to many of the communities bordering these parks and refuges. So make plans to visit one or more of Alaska's national treasures.