Alaska is a state that is equipped with a wealth of beautiful attractions and experience and no matter how many times you visit the place there will always be a new experience. In this location, you will be able to see both natural attractions as well as man made from various national parks. How would you feel flying over the sea of glaciers, crevasses, and mountains? This means that there are a lot of things that one can do throughout your Alaska vacation. If you have just spent few months after shifting to this beautiful state or planning to move in there, then here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss doing, they include;
Enjoying Alaska’s parks and hiking trails
With a variety of parks in Alaska, where do you start? The best thing is to go through a list of trails that highlights the best ones in each area of Alaska. The good thing is that it is free and whether you are a veteran hiker or a visitor there will always be a trail that suits your ability. For instance, while hiking a mountain trail, it’s good to start with the forest and end with the tree line. Dressing matters a lot when it comes to hiking since the weather might change anytime. You might also want to watch a tidewater glacier crashing into the ocean or meltwater spilling from the mountain glaciers into the sea.
Viewing Alaska’s wildlife directory
The directory will help you see face to face all Alaska’s wildlife that you have only seen in pictures such as eagles, whales, sea lions and moose just to name a few. To facilitate viewing these creatures, naturalists, as well as biologists, have identified several wildlife viewpoints around Alaska. However, there are somethings you should put into consideration as you approaches these areas. First, most of the wildlife creatures can hear or smell you before you see them. Due to this reason you should move slowly and make sure you visit this places in either dawn or dusk. Another thing is that, observe the viewing etiquette.
Participate in Alaska’s winter activities
Although winter is cold and dark compared to summer, in Alaska most of the amazing experiences occur during the winter season. You will get a chance to enjoy activities such as world-famous Iditarod dog race. This is very enjoyable especially when the dogs work as a team, and the event seems effortless. The tour operators will also provide you with winter gears such as books and parkas to make sure everything runs smoothly. Another amazing experience during winter is snowmobile tour which is meant for both beginners and the experienced riders.
Join water sports (stand-up paddleboarding)
As the name suggests, this is a long, flat board that one stands on and then use kayak like paddles to control your speed and direction. Stand-up paddleboarding has turned out to be one of the fastest growing water sport not only in Alaska but the entire world. Therefore, don’t be left behind since the activity is fun, easy and also a whole body workout activity.
These are just some of the few things you can do in Alaska and have an unforgettable experience in your life. Other great things to do are watching alpenglow at midnight while shattering the surface and rubbing your nose in the tundra among others.