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Kenai Peninsula Travel Guide

Kenai Fjords Kayaking: A Genuinely Life-Changing Experience

Once winter subtly turns into spring, hundreds of thousands of nature enthusiasts jet to the Kenai Peninsula to explore 25,000 square miles of jaw-dropping beauty. Whether you aim to try salmon fishing, horseback riding, or hiking/backpacking this summer, you’ll leave Trail Lake Lodge with a deeper understanding of nature itself. And one of the world’s great wonders is just a short drive from Moose Pass, Alaska: Kenai Fjords National Park. Kenai Fjords is known for its massive glaciers, picturesque sea stacks, curious wildlife, and life-changing sea kayak tours. In fact, Kenai Fjords kayaking typically lands near the top of everyone’s Alaskan bucket list.

Horseback Riding in Alaska, an Awe-Inspiring Experience

A true Alaska horseback riding adventure awaits in the sprawling, mountainous forestry near the charming community of Cooper Landing. Nothing compares to the bond between human and beast, especially a majestic, well-trained stallion. There are many ways to explore the Chugach National Forest; must travelers lace up their hiking boots, board a helicopter, and even hook themselves to a zipline. But horseback riding in Alaska remains an awe-inspiring, old-world experience that should be included in every Trail Lake Lodge adventure-based package.

Lean, Tender, and Delectable: Top 25 Alaskan Halibut Recipes

Most visitors here at Trail Lake Lodge choose this undeniably breathtaking region for its Kenai River salmon runs, Chugach National Forest hiking trails, and Kenai Fjords marine cruises. But don’t overlook the world-class Pacific halibut fishing in both Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. Very few thrills on earth rival the feeling one obtains during a battle with a monstrous flat fish deep at sea. You’ll likely return home with so much processed halibut inside insulated, airline-certified boxes that it will make your head spin. But, luckily for you, we’ve compiled 25 of our favorite Alaskan halibut recipes ranging from classic, pan-seared delights to delicious, blackened fillets.

5 Unique Things to Do in Moose Pass, Alaska

Before their arrival, a lot of guests ask us, “so, where is Moose Pass, Alaska?” Well, we’re 28.3 miles straight north of Seward, Alaska, in the heart of the jaw-dropping Chugach National Forest, to be exact. Moose Pass, Alaska, is a quiet, idyllic small town that’s fully encircled by dreamlike bodies of water, such as Kenai Lake, Trail Lakes, and Crescent Lake, three of the most beautiful destinations in the world. And, of course, Trail Lake Lodge is conveniently located near all of the deep wilderness excitement, including world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking hiking trails, and exhilarating ATV adventures.

The Best Black Friday Fly Fishing Deals

We’re fast approaching the wildest, most-anticipated shopping day of the year: Black Friday. Every November, millions of Americans flock to expansive shopping centers, retail giants (such as Walmart), and various online megastores to save bundles on a wide variety of prized goods. Here at Trail Lake Lodge, we’re always looking for ways to save a few hundred bucks for our valued customers, which is why we’ve pieced together some of our favorite places to find those out-of-this-world Black Friday fly fishing deals.

Top 10 Alaska Bucket List Activities

As we rapidly approach yet another decade, thousands of families and couples meticulously piece together bucket lists. A bucket list is no longer a late-in-life activity—it’s also a fun and easy way to plan a dream vacation to a faraway location. The Last Frontier remains one of the most desirable locales in North America, especially for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fishing, hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding. Creating an Alaska bucket list is mildly challenging because there are so many unforgettable experiences worth exploring. But it can also be a whole lot of fun selecting a wide range of exhilarating activities. Luckily for you and your family, Trail Lake Lodge, located in serene Moose Pass, is minutes away from ten of the most popular Alaska attractions.

Book TODAY for your 2020 trip to Alaska! Rooms available year-round, bar and restaurant open mid-May through September.