Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A Fatbike rests agains a backcountry public use cabin. There is grass in the foreground.
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Things to Do - Alaska Statewide
Look at that face of determination!  It is a common expression worn by fishermen as they cast their line into the water.

Things to Do in Alaska
This beautiful state has many experiences to offer its visitors and residents. From viewing bears to canoeing, from gold panning to mountain biking, there is something for everyone!

Find some things to do in Anchorage, Seward, Homer, and Valdez

To learn more about recreating in Alaska and for things to do in the Interior,
visit the Fairbanks Things to Know & Do page.

 Winter Activities - Find out what types of activities are available during the winter.

Mountain Biking - A guide to trails for mountain biking in Alaska.

Fishing - Tips for fishing trip preparations and rules regarding catch & release.

Wildlife Viewing - Information on where to go to see wildlife in Alaska, and how to practice proper etiquette.

View Glaciers - All about Alaska's glaciers including science and information on where to see them, as well as a fun quiz!

Canoeing - Information on canoeing, detailing three major rivers and etiquette.

Iditarod - The history, the facts, and the timeline of the Iditarod National Historic Trail.

Gold Panning - Where to find gold in Alaska, how to find it, and much more.

Clamming - Information on clam digging, and on the razor clams that live on Alaska's beaches.

Follow the trail of homesteading history by visiting the homesteading webpage.



A hiker using trekking poles and wearing a large pack works his way through tussocks and thick vegetation. Did You Know?
Without trails, but thick with alders and other vegetation, tussocks, wildlife, biting insects, terrain, pack weight, water availability, altitude, and even scenery and wildflowers, the Alaskan landscape may reduce backcountry hikers to only traveling five miles per day. Plan accordingly!