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This tiny town along the Sterling Highway may be known as “North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point,” but it has another, lesser publicized claim to fame: this is where locals love to come fish.
In the spring, it’s king salmon, followed by Dolly Varden and silver salmon in the summer; in the fall, you can catch steelhead until freeze-up.
Non-anglers here will enjoy beachcombing, browsing the art studios and gift shops, watching a motor-cross race or just snapping shots of the amazing views from the bluffs overlooking Cook Inlet. For a cool detour, travel a few miles inland to the community of Nikolaevsk, a traditional Russian village (just be respectful: this isn’t a tourist-trap town).