There is a wide range of activities, both on land and sea, including hiking, boating, cross country skiing, camping, cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, nature walks, wilderness area, and wildlife viewing.
The Exit Glacier is especially notable for being a drive-up glacier (similar to the Mendenhall Glacier of Juneau). A spur road of the Seward Highway takes visitors to the only road accessible portion of the Kenai Fjords National Park and a number of hiking trails that take visitors to the terminus of the glacier or even up to the Harding Icefield itself. Although one of the Harding Icefield's smaller glaciers, because of its easy accessibility and abundant hiking trails around and above the glacier, the Exit Glacier is one of the most visited glaciers in Alaska. Exit Glacier is open year-round. Upon the arrival of snow, usually in mid-November, the road is closed to cars but open to a wide-range of winter recreation –from snow machines to dogsleds, fat-tire bicycles and cross-country skiers.
Alaska SeaLife Center
The Alaska SeaLife Center offers an unrivaled, up-close and personal experience with Gulf of Alaska marine wildlife.
The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education.
Witness a 2000+ pound Steller sea lion gliding past underwater viewing windows, puffins diving in a carefully crafted naturalistic habitat, and harbor seals hauled out on rocky beaches.
Alaskan king crab, sea stars, and the Giant Pacific octopus also await you, as well as a whole variety of inter tidal creatures and deep sea fishes.
Caines Head State Recreation Area and Resurrection Bay State Marine Parks
Caines Head State Recreation Area, the scenic site of an abandoned World War II fort, can be reached by boat or spectacular hike from Seward. The massive headland rises 650 feet above Resurrection Bay, against a backdrop of rolling alpine meadows and sharp peaks, giving way to a sweeping view of the North Pacific Ocean.
Kenai Fjords National Park
In Kenai Fjords National Park, glaciers, earthquakes, and ocean storms are the architects. Ice worms, bears and whales make their home in this land of constant change. Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Explore this site to discover Kenai Fjords, its history, science and remote splendor.
Kenai Fjords National Park offers a wealth of opportunities for backpacking, boating, camping, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, nature walks, wilderness area, and wildlife viewing.