Fun things to do in and around Homer
Diamond Creek Trail - This trail starts at the West end of Diamond Ridge Rd where it meets the Sterling Hwy. (3 miles from the lodge) It is 1.5 miles to the beach and then you can walk all the way to Homer, approx. 6 more miles, or to Anchor Point at least 9 miles. There are Rock Tidal Pools about 1/2 way to Homer that are fun to explore on our really low tides.
If you would like to learn to ski or work on classic or skate technique while you are here please let us know and we can arrange for ski instruction and or tours to familiarize you with our trail system. We also have plenty of 'back country' territory for snow shoeing and back country touring. The mountains across the bay are our springtime playground for off piste skiing. (think March-June)
Kachemak Bay Water Trail:
Homer Saw and Cycle Bike rentals close to the Homer Spit bike/walk trail that takes you 4.5 miles to the end of the spit. Goregous! Some good combo riding from the lodge on less traveled roads and unmarked trails. (Backroads Adventures frequent this area) 907-235-8406
Bald Mountain Air- From the lush, coastal rain forests of the Kodiak Islands to the rugged Volcanic coast of Katmai National Park, we have developed unequalled brown bear viewing opportunities to excite the most seasoned traveler, adventurer and photographer Your flight is over some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits you on your adventure. And if its bears you want to see, we guarantee it.--
Emerald Air Service Spend a special day in remote Alaska with the almighty Brown Bear. Fly by floatplane in to pristine, uncrowded areas where nothing will separate you from the bears but respect. Come away with not only great pictures but a thorough understanding of the bears and the wild country they inhabit as well.
Sasquatch Alaska We lead you to some of the most amazing places in Alaska where you can experience wild Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat. The area we fly to is in the middle of the largest population concentration of brown bears in the world! This is a wilderness tour, we walk along the same trails as the bears do, sit on the same river banks as they do and observe them as they go about their day to day Life.
True North Kayak Adventures - Our base camp across the bay at Yukon Island is in the heart of prime paddling coastline. Yukon is in the U.S. Maritime Fish and Wildlife Refuge which provides great habitat for marine mammals and all sorts of nesting birds. A short paddle across Eldred Passage are 3 fjords and Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are many spots to extend your trip kayaking to beachside camp sites and hiking trails.
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Celebrating 25 Years! Daily guided nature tours across Kachemak Bay – enjoy scenic boat ride, view seabird rookery, explore remote beaches and hike in lush coastal forest. Kayak combo available. Wynn Nature Center offers spectacular vistas, beautiful wildflowers, amazing birding opportunities - daily tours. Creatures of the Dock Tours at Homer harbor. 235-6667,firstname.lastname@example.org . Check our website for more info on events & great programs for kids and adults. www.akcoastalstudies.org.
Trail End Horse Adventures Trail Rides. Hourly, Half Day, Full Day, Pack Trips. Ride the Homer Hill, Fox River Flats, Anchor River Headwaters, or the beaches of Kachemak Bay. Located on East End Road. Call Mark Marette 907-235-6393.
Wedding Venue; Josyln Peony Farm joslynpeonies.com
Mako's Water Taxi Mako's Water Taxi provides access to Kachemak Bay State Park, Kayak Guide Services, Seldovia, and Custom Wildlife Tours. Mako's Water taxi is a good source of information for all the fun things to do on, and around, Kachemak Bay.
Salmon & Halibut Fishing
Education and Cultural interest:
To find out more about remote adventure in the Kachemak Bay State Park, including maps and trail descriptions visit: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/kbay/kbay.htm
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