Local Activities & Information

Ninilchik

Located just 5 miles from SVRV.

Ninilchik, Alaska

The Kenai Peninsula is home to the small, historic town of Ninilchik, settled in the early 1800s by Russian Colonists, attracted by gold, fur trapping, hunting, fishing and other local resources. Original buildings may still be found in the area. The town church and cemetery, built in 1900, still sit on the hill overlooking the village.

Ninilchik is nestled amidst a scenic volcano range with clear views of Mt. Augustine, Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Spur. Moose, eagles, birds, bears, fish, whales and other diverse wildlife inhabit the area. Local vegetation includes flowers, mushrooms and berries.

Ninilchik welcomes visitors, who come to enjoy all that the area has to offer, from shopping and dining to fishing, clamming and an abundance of recreational opportunities. Local services include gift shops, hair dresser, pizza, ice-cream, lattes, library, fire department, gas station, general store and senior center.

Ninilchik Calendar of Events.

Homer

Located just 45 miles from SVRV.

Nicknamed "The End of the Road," Homer is a unique town, with everything from dining, shopping and other luxuries of a small city, to a wide variety of outdoor recreation.

The Homer Spit

Visitors have so much to explore when visiting Homer — fishing, hiking, museums, tide pools, kayaking, bay tours, clamming, air tours, horseback riding, art galleries, theatre performances, berry picking, golf, bike riding, glacier tours & skiing, sailing and wildlife viewing. Who would imagine that the choices could be so endless at "The End of the Road"?!

The Homer Spit is one of the area's most famous attractions. This finger of land juts nearly five miles out into the Kachemak Bay, providing Homer with a unique harbor, which hosts commercial and private fishing boats alike.

Homer Calendar of Events.

Seward

Located 126 miles south of Anchorage, and situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most scenic communities. As the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords," Seward is a picturesque town that is not to be missed.

Seward, AK

Upon arriving you'll discover Seward's harbor and historic downtown district filled with quaint shops and art galleries, along with lots of services.

Experience trophy sport fishing, glacier and wildlife cruises, sailing, hiking, kayaking, flight seeing, summer dog sled rides, and more. Seward is also a winter wonderland offering cross-country skiing and snow machine adventures.

At 3,022 feet, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for the town, along with the Harding Icefield, measuring 35 by 20 miles.

Seward Calendar of Events.

Kenai

Located just 40 miles from SVRV.

Kenai, AK

The oldest and largest city on the Kenai Peninsula, the city of Kenai boasts wonderful views of Cook Inlet, miles of sandy beaches, two mountain ranges and four active volcanoes. It is also home to the most famous salmon fishing river in the world.

The Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center hosts major summer art exhibitions and free summer interpretive programs. Kenai also features extensive services, entertainment and conveniences.

Breathtaking wilderness, majestic wildlife, outdoor adventure, cultural heritage and some of the friendliest people in the world are yours to discover in Kenai.

Kenai Chamber of Commerce.

Kenai Fjords National Park


Kenai Fjords National Park

At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, you'll find a place where the ice age still lingers. In Kenai Fjords, earthquakes, glaciers and ocean storms are the architects, and whales, bears and ice worms make their home in this land of constant change.

In addition to boat tours and kayaking, hiking along Exit Glacier allows you to witness up-close how glaciers re-shape the landscape. You may even be lucky enough to see one "calf" — a thrill of a lifetime... but watch out for the splash!

Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. You'll marvel at the beauty and remote splendor of Kenai Fjords.

Soldotna

Located just 31 miles from SVRV.

Soldotna, AK

Set right in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, the town of Soldotna offers a variety of recreation — fishing, hiking, canoeing, photography, hunting and air tours. Lining the Kenai river through town are fishing platforms which are a constant source of enjoyment for either fishing or watching the excitement unfold as someone lands a Red, King or Humpy.

Soldotna, a "full service" town, offers swimming, bowling, tennis, roller-skating, ice-skating, racquetball, senior center, hospital and many more visitor friendly services as well as a Safeway and a Fred Meyer.


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