Alaska

The Last Frontier

Alaska, northwest of Canada, is the largest and most sparsely populated U.S. state. It’s known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns. It’s a destination for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. Massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.

Visit a lodge older than the state of Alaska

Visitors to the Last Frontier with a naturalist streak will be able to visit an adventure lodge that is even older than Alaska. Gwin’s Lodge, located in Cooper Landing, first opened in January 1952. Alaska didn’t become a state until January 1959 and 2019 will mark 60 years since statehood. Gwin’s Lodge is also the oldest surviving roadside lodge on the Kenai Peninsula, a place known for outdoor adventures.

The lodge is well known as a fishing destination but it is also a great jumping off point for other activities in the area. The lodge has a concierge on-site who can help a guest experience activities like whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, day cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park, a trip to Denali National Park and Preserve and more. Gwin’s has 17 cabins and chalets available for guests interested in all of the activities on Alaska’s Kenai so that visitors can play in a place known as “Alaska’s playground.” For other destinations, >Click Here

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