If you want to experience the beautiful Alaskan outdoors, there’s no better place to go than Eklutna Lake in Anchorage. Scenic, beautiful, and untouched by the bustle of civilization, this majestic body of water promises to restore even the most worn down of souls. And it’s not all taking in the sights either – there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area. Whether you’re traveling solo or with your entire family, you’ll find a wide range of things to do on Eklutna Lake. Here are some of our favorites!
Plan the Ultimate Trip to Eklutna Lake
Visit Eklutna Historical Park
Experience a blending of cultures at Eklutna Historical Park. Here, the traditions of native Athabaskan Indians meet the Old Russian Orthodox traditions passed down from the early settlers back in the 1800s. Explore the old St. Nicholas Church as well as its modern counterpart, then check out the traditional Spirit Houses. Kids under 11 receive free admission so feel free to bring the little ones along as well.
Enjoy Some Fun in the Sun
When you sign up for a summer group trip with Lifetime Adventures, you open yourself up to a plethora of awesome lakeside activities. Whether you’re interested in mountain biking, kayaking, or racing around on four-wheelers, there’s no shortage of summer fun at Eklutna Lake. If you want to get up close and personal with Alaskan wildlife, pitch a tent in one of the specially designated camping grounds.
Experience Winter Fun, Too!
Of course, summer isn’t the only time to visit the lake. There’s plenty to see and do during the winter season as well! Set up a sled race, enjoy a game of snowshoe football, or even participate in a fire building contest. Eklutna Lake is a blast no matter what time of year you visit.
Take a Hike or a Scenic Drive
No trip to Alaska is complete without hiking some beautiful nature trails, and Eklutna Lake has plenty to explore. Take a trek up to the beautiful Thunderbird Falls, or go check out Twin Peaks (it’s not just a TV show, you know). If you’re not in the mood for hiking, you’re in luck. This region’s smooth roads offer an easy scenic drive without sacrificing any of the gorgeous views. Bring your camera but remember: there won’t be anything like seeing the real thing!
Relax at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages
We know your trip to Eklutna Lake will be unforgettable, so why not top off the experience with the best lodging? Our inn is just 45-minutes away and has everything you need to relax and restore. Be one of the first to stay in our brand new two-bedroom cottages which feature spacious living rooms, full kitchens, fireplaces, more. Or book your stay in one of our economical inn rooms. We even provide a delicious breakfast each morning! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We’ll see you on the lake!
Looking for more fun things to do on the water?
Read our blog about the best Alaska salmon fishing trips.
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