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“Beautiful in parts”
Review of Kenai Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula
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Owner description: Part of Alaska known for glacier and wildlife viewing.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We drove from Anchorage to Homer and back, staying entirely on the main road. The drive is indeed gorgeous south of Anchorage along the inlet and then down through the mountains to about Cooper's Landing -- wonderful, jagged, young-looking mountains much greener than we see on the lower west coast, occasional glimpses of glaciers. Beyond Cooper's, though, it can be pretty uninteresting for a couple of hours until you reach that stunning view across the water from Homer. That stretch starts with a wall of birch and conifer trees that cut off the view and then melts into a gently rolling landscape covered with short, thin conifers on a road that only for awhile gives you a glimpse of the sea. We did not take the side roads into any of the lakes, and would suggest that to anyone who has the time. The Russian Orthodox Church at Ninilchik is worth a detour, and the little town of Anchor Point just north of Homer is refreshingly real after the hippy circus atmosphere of Homer. Keep an eye out for the wonderfully funky little shops along the road, particularly the ones made of logs. Cooper's Landing museum is great fun, by the way. We enjoyed the peninsula but we're not as blown away by its beauty as we expected to be.

8  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Drive from Anchorage to Homer and Seward and you'll get rewarded with beautiful vistas. Around every corner is a gorgeous lake and photographic snapshots of the Chugach mountains. Incredible. I couldn't take enough pictures! Our days went from cloudy to clear and even on cloudy days with the low-hanging cloud cover, the landscape was gorgeous. When the skies were clear, even more gorgeous. Your stress and cares just melt away. There are several areas where you can stop and get out, smell the fresh air and take more pictures. My husband and I had a fabulous trip in an RV and got to get up close to this unspoiled nature. A trip of a lifetime!

4  Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

My wife and I spent over seven weeks in Alaska, from mid June thru
August 2nd 2013 .It was the trip of a life time! We toured Alaska in our Class c motorhome which was adequate to the task! The area that included from Homer spit to Coopers :Landing was spectacular ! Not all fishing charters/ campground/ resorts live up to all their hype as they are only into the greed for $$$$$. The Ninilchik area should be bypassed,as the halibut fishing is very poor !!! Homer is by far the place to go for flyout bear viewing and halibut fishing! The salmon run for Reds at COOPERS LANDING was a fantastic experience not to mention how good fresh caught salmon is on the dinner plate! The locals were very friendly unlike the it's business as usual attitude in NINILCHIK! there's plenty to do and see on the Kenai , you just have to do a little research before committing your travel dollars to objectionable businesses!!!

8  Thank tjmfish
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Just driving the length of the highway is an awe-inspiring experience! It is wild nature at its most beautiful. We drove from Anchorage to Homer and back and constantly encountering incredible sights. Many opportunities to pull off and just soak it in, also.

4  Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

the Kenai Peninsula is has the best hiking trails in Alaska. You will see some of the most beautiful scenery. My favorites are:
Lower Russion River Trail
Cresent Lake Trail
Fuller Lake Trail
Carter Lake Trail
Skyline Trail (more difficult)
Ressurection River Trail

21  Thank funinthesunak
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