Kenai: Where the Locals Go to Play
Even in a state renowned for outdoor recreation, the Kenai Peninsula is special. Known locally as “Alaska’s Playground,” the region boasts stellar salmon fishing on the turquoise-blue Kenai River, miles of awe-inspiring hiking trails, and glacier tours within Kenai Fjords National Park. In an area this large, diverse, and yet accessible, there’s always something new to discover for locals and visitors alike. Read through our Kenai Peninsula travel guide for more points of interests to tour.
Points of Interest
- Alaska Sea Life Center
- Cooper Landing
- Kenai Fjords National Park
- Kenai River
- Resurrection Bay
- Russian River Falls
- Dog sledding
- Glacier / Scenic cruising
Kenai Fjords National Park features stunning coastline and nearly 40 glaciers.
Fireweed blooms on the shores of Tern Lake on the Kenai Peninsula.
An estimated 4,000 black bears reside on the Kenai Peninsula.
The Kenai River is known for its bright turquoise waters.
Aialik Bay is home to Aialik Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park.