Points of Interest
Close to Anchorage and endowed with abundant recreational opportunities, central Kenai is Alaska’s playground. Two highways, numerous trails, and several major rivers slice through the spine of the Kenai Mountains. World-class fishing, hiking, river rafting, and canoeing – plus alpine lakes and gold history – make for an ideal day trip or week-long vacation.
The Seldovia small boat harbor is the hub of our community. For many a man and woman of past generations it was the gateway into their future. The early settlers had no choice but to come by boat, and they did so, and in the years and decades to come they lived and worked out of the harbor.
This spot, about a mile outside the town of Seldovia, offers big views that stretch out to the mouth of Kachemak Bay and even to Cook Inlet. Across the Inlet, you can also see the Pacific Ring of Fire, including Mount Illiamna and Mount Redoubt, each standing at10,000 and 11,000 feet. Even though they’re some 75 miles away, on some days they seem like they’re just beyond your grasp. You can also see Augustine Volcano, a classic… ...more
All of the freight, materials, equipment and vehicles come in to Seldovia “over” the City Dock. This is a deep water dock and the Alaska Marine Highway Ferries Tustumena and Kennicott tie up here on a weekly basis and provide a link, a highway if you will, to the rest of Alaska. Those of us that live here rely on this link and use the City Dock and the ferry as one in the lower forty-eight states might use a county road to get to town. The ferry ...more
There’s not much traffic. Kids are riding bikes. Folks are relaxing and chatting along the waterfront. People who visit Seldovia often say how walking around here feels like stepping back in time, and that’s especially the case on the historic Seldovia boardwalk, which exudes a certain Norman-Rockwell-esque picture of idyllic life. Indeed, the boardwalk is literally a remnant of days gone by. Before the devastating 1964 Alaskan earthquake,… ...more