Experiencing Alaska

Alaskan Petpal By Alaskan Petpal, 28th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>North America>United States>Alaska

This will be an article on some places to go and enjoy the outdoors close to Anchorage, Alaska.

Whale Watching at Beluga Point

There are many things to see and do close to Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska and therefore is usually the port of entrance to this state. You can see much of Alaska from Anchorage.

Traveling South along the Seward Highway about 30 minutes you will come to a popular place to watch for whales. It's called Beluga Point. There is a place to park your car, telescopes for viewing, or you can hike out onto the point and enjoy the view and hope to catch a whale breaching. Beluga Point is situated on the Cook Inlet overlooking the Chugach Mountains. Even if you don't catch the elusive whale you'll enjoy the view.

Hiking Up Flat Top

Another popular attraction in Anchorage, is hiking up Flat Top. Flat Top is a popular mountain on the outskirts of Anchorage. It is a beginner friendly hiking trail. It is considered mountain climbing after a certain point. However, up until the "mountain climbing" part it is mostly just an uphill hike. The view from Flat Top is well worth the effort. You will also having bragging rights, being able to say you've climbed a mountain in Alaska.

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Mountain Climbing, Whale Watching

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author avatar Alaskan Petpal
We moved to Alaska 5 years ago and I am in love with this state. It has so many beautiful things to see and fun things to do. Hope you enjoy reading about Alaska.

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author avatar Bipolar Blogger
28th Jul 2013 (#)

I havent been to Anchorage but I have been to Seward and Adak Alaska

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author avatar Alaskan Petpal
28th Jul 2013 (#)

I haven't been to Adak but I've been to Seward. I love it down on the Kenai...just beautiful there.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th Jul 2013 (#)

Looks far away indeed from Asia. But hope burns eternal! Thanks for the interesting share - siva

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