The Alaskan summer presents a unique opportunity for those looking to tap into their wild side. With long days and cool nights, the Kenai Peninsula is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream world. Ideally located between Cooper Landing and Seward, Trail Lake Lodge is the ultimate outpost for an Alaskan vacation. With breathtaking views and adventures aplenty, there’s no better place to unleash your carnal instincts to explore. Because there are so many amazing, life-changing activities to experience, we put together a list of ten reasons to stay at our Kenai lodge in the summer. 

Alaskan Vacations on the Kenai Peninsula

Extending 150 miles southwest from the Chugach Mountains, the Kenai Peninsula almost seems like an island. Straddled on the west by the Cook Inlet, and to the east by Prince William Sound, these pristine waters readily lend themselves to the perfect Alaskan summer vacation. To add to the wondrous scenery created by the seascape are the majestic mountains surrounding you at every turn. Limitless possibilities abound, here are ten reasons to stay with Trail Lake lodge for your Alaskan vacation.

  • The Alaskan SeaLife Center (ASLC) is a short 35-minute drive from the lodge. This organization is monumental in researching, protecting, and rehabilitating the treasured sea creatures that make Alaska extraordinary.
  • The unofficial land version of the ASLC, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, has a myriad of tours and programs showcasing the state’s efforts to protect the sacred fauna that reside on our great land.
  • Scenic floats on the Kenai River bring you through the heart of Alaska’s playground.
  • While many people have gone horseback riding, not many can say they’ve done so on an Alaskan vacation. There’s something to be said about setting out into the unscathed backcountry on horseback.
  • Zipline tours provided an adrenaline-fueled way to see Alaska from the top of the trees, and Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures are just the folks to get you there.
  • Flight-seeing in Alaska is quickly becoming a popular option for those looking for a birds-eye view of this marvelous slice of paradise. If float-planes are your preferred method of transportation, Scenic Mountain Air is at the ready. Otherwise, if helicopters are more appealing, Seward Helicopter Tours has an impressive assortment of tours available.
  • If ziplining doesn’t provide enough of a rush, whitewater rafting certainly will. Chugach Outdoor Center in Hope, Alaska, has an untamed selection of whitewater tours that are sure to jump-start your heart. 
  • No Alaskan vacation to the Kenai Peninsula would be complete without a trip to Kenai Fjords National Park. The park is open year-round, and it’s an excellent place to see your first glacier
  • Kayaking in Alaska is something every outdoor enthusiast should experience. Adventure 60 North has kayak and canoe rentals, as well as gold panning and fishing adventures. 
  • Fishing in Alaska might be the first thing that comes to mind when people think about the union’s largest state. Whether you want to chase halibut or rockfish in the ocean or salmon and trout in the lakes and rivers, there is no shortage of fishing opportunities while embarking on an Alaskan vacation.

Alaskan Summer Adventures at the Best Kenai Lodge

For decades, Trail Lake Lodge has served as a premier basecamp for adventurers leaving their mark on one of the most beautiful places on earth. With nightly accommodations and on-site dining and libations fit for everyone from solo travelers to family get-togethers, it’s no wonder we’ve gained a reputation as “the place to stay” for those visiting the Kenai Peninsula. For more information on how we can help create the time of your life, please visit us online or call 907-288-3101 and let the fun begin!