America’s last frontier is not just the continent’s winter wonderland but also the adventure capital in this part of the world. When in Alaska, there is no lack of exciting things to do. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Alaska visitors often come back again and again because they just can’t get enough of what this majestic area has to offer.
Before you start your Alaska adventures, it pays to explore the area first to give you an appreciation of the spectacular gift of nature that this place really is. The best way to do this is to get on board a train that will take you past the striking scenery along the White Pass & Yukon Route. It is the best introduction you can ever have of the “great white state”.
If you are looking for adrenalin pumping opportunities, then you can’t miss the celebration of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race during winter. It is an adventure race that begins from Anchorage all the way to Nome. It is an even better way of experiencing Alaskan wilderness than on board the scenic railway train.
For more exciting activities in the area, all it takes is a visit to the many adventure companies available all throughout Alaska. They can easily hook you up with a helicopter and bring you heli-skiing in the most remote areas of the territory. If you are not up to such extreme, you can still have a great time with dog sledding, snowmobiling, skiing and cruising. There are just so much activities to get involved in.
For a great hiking experience, the Denali National Park is an incredible 6 million acre playground for all types of hikers. It is also home to Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in the United State. So, if you are up for some serious climb, you will not be disappointed.
It is also the perfect place to take a look at the thriving local wildlife. Whether it is a moose, a caribou or a grizzly bear you are looking for, you have a good chance of finding one in the neighborhood. While the park remains open all year round, if you want to enjoy the park’s facilities your visit should be scheduled within the months of May and September only.
Of course, glacier sight-seeing is a must-do when in Alaska. Wait until you see the colossal and majestic whites, it’s almost a guarantee that you will be leaving in awe of such an enchanting view. What makes the experience even more special is the contrast of the verdant green forest trail you will be passing and the pristine white expanse once the massive floating ice comes within sight.
If you want to know more of the history and culture of this mighty state, drop by for a visit at the Alaska Native Heritage. It is a museum that displays pre-historic artifacts of the area as well as tells the long history of its people. For more cultural immersion, it is also worth visiting the historic parks of Sitka National and Totem Bright State.
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