There is never a shortage of things to do on the Kenai Peninsula.
BIRDING ON THE KENAI PENINSULA
Our beautiful Peninsula has some of Alaska's finest birding. There are 469 species of birds documented in Alaska and more more then 30 other species reported but not verified. Our Peninsula's seashores, rivers, creeks, lakes, marshes, alpine country, plus easy access to saltwater trips making birding exceptional. Traveling on the Peninsula provides great birding from alpine habitat to open ocean pelagic birding. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge bird checklist can be found by going to http://kenai.fws.gov/wildlife/birds/birdlist.htm The central Peninsula Birding Hotline can be reached at 907-262-2300. Call nationwide at (800)725-3372 for free information on birding on the Kenai Peninsula call 262-5218
ALASKA Birding Links
World wide birding and lots of information:
Homer Shorebird Festival:
ABA American Birding Association:
Excellent bird photo gallery:
There are three area golf courses where you and your partner can golf together.
The Bird Homestead Golf Course is a new and exciting course. This course has raised greens challenging fairways and the overall layout is great for the novice and experienced alike. This is a nine hole layout at present and nine more holes are under development and will open the summer of 2007. The practice range is quite unique for this area as it is a body of water with floating balls to practice your swing. This course is only 20- 25 minutes drive with great Alaskan views of the country side.
The Kenai Golf Course is an 18 hole course with several challenging holes, water hazards and the signature 18th hole, which is rated the toughest in the state of Alaska. This course is most rewarding. And the occasional moose , caribou and cranes are a minor distraction. The Kenai course is a 25 minute drive.
Birch Ridge Course is known for its wide and rolling fairways. There is a hill that the locals call "Heart Attack Hill” for good reason-----it's very steep. Although being a 9 hole course it has its challenging holes and forgiving fairways. This course is approximately 15-20 minutes away.
All of the courses offer beautiful scenic views!
We have 40 acres, most of which is unexplored. Pathways will come in time, but if you are a hard core hiker bring your compass, cell phone and a bell (to ward off bear)!
The Peninsula has many trails to choose from. Always be aware of wildlife...moose, black and brown bear. Always hike prepared...bring plenty of water, protien snacks, wear sturdy hiking boots and bring your cell phone.
Some of the local trails are in the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, Resurrection Trail, and the most popular is the Russian Falls Trail ( mile 52 of the Sterling Highway), and there is always Skyview High School for an easy hike.
Kenai Wildlife Refuge Trail.
Experience the beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay while cruising in comfort aboard our custom-built catamaran in Seward, Alaska http://www.renowntours.com/
For more information on Peninsula Activites
Escape For Two
49300 Charlie Brown Dr.
Soldotna, Alaska 99669