It’s hard to believe that we’ve already made it through the first week of May on The Kenai! This means that our glorious spring season is already halfway over! Where does the time go? It seems like if flies by lickety-split once the snow stars melting and we become overwhelmingly spoiled with those glorious daylight hours and warm temperatures! That is, of course, once we make it through the dreaded ‘break up’ phase. Now that we are well into the spring spirit, check out this fun list of adventures that you can have right here on The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground before (or after) summer kicks off on June 20th. Remember that we are always here to help if you need more ideas to keep you engaged and entertained on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula!
1 – Soak in coastal scenery and historic charm on a horseback riding adventure through the towering snow-capped mountains.
2 – View beautiful Alaskan brown bears up close and personal with the comfort of a professional guide by your side. From Katmai National Park, to Lake Clark National Park and beyond!
3 – Experience the thrill of your life with a heart-pumping whitewater rafting trip or scenic float down Six Mile Creek in Hope.
4 – Load up the family and make a special visit to view all the incredible orphaned animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage.
5 – Don’t let a rainy day keep you inside. Instead, head to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and spend the day learning about Alaska’s premier public aquarium and the only permanent marine animal rehabilitation facility in the Last Frontier.
6 – Enjoy a scenic float on the world-renowned Kenai River and soak in spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and majestic wildlife while your naturalist guide provides a tremendous amount of local area knowledge.
7 – Take a guided mountain biking or stand up paddleboarding trek in the lush wilderness of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
8 – Don’t stop at the end of the Homer Spit; take a trip across the bay and experience the breathtaking beauty, delicious food, idyllic art scene, and unlimited adventure inside Alaska’s Halibut Cove.
9 – Go whale watching and experience the pristine untouched beauty inside Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward.
10 – Hop on any of these 10 short and sweet hikes and soak up glorious amounts of sunshine, fresh air, and scenic views throughout the entire trek. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, a glacier hiking excursion is just the thing to fuel your wanderlust!
11 – Walk the wildling boardwalks at Centennial Park & Campground in Soldotna, a quick nature escape located right within city limits.
12 – Experience jaw-dropping glaciers and enchanting wildlife inside Prince William Sound onboard a luxury catamaran with 26 Glacier Cruises.
13 – Discover the rich history and cultural heritage found throughout many Kenai Peninsula communities by visiting a local museum in Hope, Kenai, Homer, Seldovia, Cooper Landing, and beyond!
14 – Get above it all on a once-in-a-lifetime flightseeing excursion showing you enchanting aerial perspectives of the Kenai Peninsula that are sure to take your breath away.
15 – Live out all of your sled dog mushing dreams on an exceptional tour led by professional handlers. We guarantee that you’ll have a hard time saying goodbye to the (adorable) four-legged athletes!