Discover an adventure center just a few hours north of Anchorage. You can take a thrilling zipline ride, walk up to (and on) a massive glacier, see Alaska from above on a flightseeing tour, go rafting, fishing, ATV’ing and more. Spend a few days, or make it a day trip from Anchorage.
Head to the farm – the Reindeer or Musk Ox farm that is! Take a scenic drive to nearby Hatcher Pass or Matanuska Glacier, or attend a local festival, like the Alaska State Fair that takes places in Palmer late August and early September.
Drive into Hatcher Pass and find a variety of trails for all hiking abilities. Looking for a quick day hike? The short but steep Butte is loved by locals and visitors. For the adventurous folk, the multi-day Kesugi Ridge trail in Denali State Park is very popular.
Go for a dogsled ride through a winter wonderland, or get behind the wheel of a snowmobile. You can also rent skis or snowshoes and explore the miles of trails. At night, look to the skies to catch a glimpse of the northern lights, and then cozy into a warm B&B.