Salmon jumping up river.The Kenai Peninsula has become known as a premier destination for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. With majestic mountain forests, full ecosystems, and endless waterways, you’ll find yourself occupied with numerous outdoor activities just outside your door. Trail Lake Lodge offers an optimal location for adventurers to experience Alaska in all its glory. Whether you’re seeking trophy salmon or just hoping to gain more exposure to the Alaskan wilderness, you will never be disappointed with things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. To get you more acclimated to the best place on Earth, we want to share some of our favorite Alaska vacation activities. 

Best Places to Visit on the Kenai Peninsula

One of the best parts of the Kenai Peninsula is the people living on it. As long as you’re here, you should make it a point to familiarize yourself with what makes this place unique by exploring the nearby towns and attractions. We encourage you to check out some of these Kenai Peninsula staples.

  • The Kenai River provides endless recreational opportunities, not only for anglers, but also for kayakers, canoers, wildlife photographers, and nature lovers. 
  • Cooper Landing is a small river town that rests at the intersection of the Kenai and Russian Rivers and is home to Drifter’s Lodge fishing lodge and guide service. World-class rainbow trout fishing is ample and there should also be salmon for you that make their way into Kenai Lake. In addition to excellent fishing opportunities, Cooper’s Landing is home to the Kingfisher Roadhouse, Sackett’s Kenai Grill, and the new Cooper Landing Brewing Company.
  • Soldotna is one of the fastest-growing towns on the Kenai Peninsula and is the perfect spot for a day trip. The area around Soldotna is rife with a myriad of hiking trails and recreational areas.
  • Seward, one of the more well-known Alaskan towns, is home to the Alaska Sealife Center and the Kenai Fjords National Park is in their backyard. Take a wildlife and glacier tour of the national park, and be sure to stop by Exit Glacier on your way out and learn about the integral role glaciers have in creating the Alaskan landscape. 

An Alaska Vacation at Trail Lake Lodge

Elk locking horns.Trail Lake Lodge has proven to be the go-to basecamp for tourists and travelers for almost 100 years. With ample accommodations, a floatplane dock, lakeside pavilion, and a full-service restaurant, Trail Lake Lodge is your home away from home while exploring the Kenai Peninsula. Please call 1-907-288-3101 or visit us online to learn more about how we can facilitate your Alaska vacation!