Local Activities

This small town has all you need from fishing and kayaking in the ocean and Resurrection Bay to dogsled rides on glaciers. Hike one of the many trails for epic views or simply soak in the beauty of the mountains and glaciers surrounding this majestic town, right from your campsite! Watch eagles soar above you and otters swim by! This is a vacation experience like no where else! Below is a handful of our favorite local family friendly activities!

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There is an abundance of fishing charters available to take you out to catch the big one! Aurora Charters will not let you down! They are experienced and well known in our small town. Fish on!


Hiking/Ice Climbing

Our small majestic town is surrounded by mountains which means there are hiking trails EVERYWHERE! If you want a short and simple hike that you can access close to town and is kid friendly we suggest:

  • Tonsina Trail
  • 2 Lakes Trail
  • Exit Glacier
  • Iditarod Trail

A few of our other favorite hiking trails that are also local and family friendly for the more experienced hikers are:

  • Mt. Marathon Bowl
  • Mt. Alice
  • Lost Lake Trail
  • Harding Ice Field Trail

If you are more into mountaineering, glacial or alpine hiking we recommend booking with Exit Glacier Guides. They have so many options to keep the even most experienced hikers/climbers stoked and safe!


*Please always remember Safety First! Bring with you water, snacks, cell phone or GPS and bear spray if you are hiking and exploring this incredible land.*

Kayaking/SUP Boarding

Do you have a love for the ocean and want to explore paddling near icebergs and sea life? Book with Liquid Adventures to get just that! This is a surreal feeling being at sea level and getting an up close view of Kenai Fjords National Park.


Helicopter Tours

Fly high to get the best views possible with Marathon Helicopters! Safety is their priority! 360* views of glaciers, mountains and valleys, waterfalls, wildlife and the town of Seward don't get any better than a view from above! Book today!


Boat Tours

Hop aboard Major Marine Tours for epic views of glaciers calving, whales breaching, dall porpoise's, sea lions, otters, puffins and many more! Kenai Fjords National Park is the place to be!


Dog Sledding

Want a unique Alaskan experience? Turning heads Kennel will take you on a fun and memorable dog sled ride either on ground or high up on a glacier! Or simply stop by their location to learn more about mushing and snuggle puppies!


Gold Mining

Adventure 60 North offers a variety of YEAR-ROUND Alaskan Adventures led by experienced guides. They also offer local gold panning which is a fun and family friendly Alaskan experience! They will have you panning like a pro in no time!


Horseback Riding

Bardy's Trail Rides have been in business for many years and are rated one of the top 10 trail rides in the US. This is the most diverse trail ride you will ever experience. You may see moose or bears roaming, birds and bald eagles flying over. The scenery from the trail is absolutely spectacular!