Haines, Alaska, US
Haines Off the Beaten Track
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Approximately 2¼ Hours
Haines, Alaska was recently chosen by Outside Magazine as one of America’s top ten locations to live and play. This tour, hosted by a knowledgeable local resident, gives you an insider’s look at what makes Haines so special.
Begin with a ten-mile scenic drive along the Chilkat River. Drop down to the seaside for a fantastic view across the inlet to Rainbow Glacier -- a hanging glacier with an immense waterfall pouring from its face.
Continue to the small artists’ enclave of Mud Bay and visit the Extreme Dreams Art Studio, owned by local artists John and Sharon Svenson. Their handcrafted timber-frame gallery is filled with unique creations by select local artisans.
Visit Haines' downtown area to get a feel for small-town Alaska, and Picture Point for iconic views of Haines and historic Fort Seward. The gleaming Chilkat Mountains in the background and the snow-capped Coast Range lining Lynn Canal (the longest and deepest Fjord in North America) make for great photos.
Your tour ends with a guided visit to one of the most unusual attractions in all of Alaska -- the Hammer Museum. You really have to see it to believe it! Meet the curator and find out why remote Haines has the only museum in the world dedicated to this under-appreciated household tool. This homespun tour is sure to put a smile on your face.