The best part about summer coming to a close is that we will finally get the peacefulness of The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground back at our fingertips. Although we love the excitement that comes along with people coming to visit us from all around the world all summer long, there is something very soothing about feeling the crisp fall air.
Plus, with all the misconceptions about there being “nothing to do” in Alaska during the fall and winter months, we are here to prove to everyone that these are actually the best times of year to experience the real, raw last frontier.
This time of year the river banks are less far less crowded, the trails are less traveled and you can actually walk on a popular beach without seeing a single soul in sight. Before we know it the termination dust will be flying, the bears will be moving into hibernation and we will be flocking to the Kenai River to reel in trophy rainbow trout.
Best of all, we can experience all of the above in utter peace and quiet. It’s the perfect balance after a hustling and bustling summer season. We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t madly in love with the fact that we get to experience the best of both worlds, right in our backyard!
1 – The fall colors are explosive.
2 – On a clear night, the northern lights are mesmerizing.
3 – There is nothing quite like the crisp, sparkling white beauty of the termination dust.
4 – Fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout on the Kenai River… can you say ‘hog wild’?
5 – Crazy dipnetting beaches are now secluded, peaceful beaches again.
6 – No more combat fishing which means no more split shots to the eye.
7 – Epic sunsets. You know, since the sun actually sets at a decent hour now.
8 – And sunrises. You know, since the sun actually rises at a decent hour now.
9 – No more crazy motorhome/tourist/construction traffic.
10 – Our hiking trails now have far less people and we can actually enjoy the sounds of birds chirping!
11 – If you own a business in Alaska, you might actually get to have a day off now!
12 – Love dining out? Hooray, your wait in line will now be cut in half!
13 – Guess what, the sun will still shine and the snow won’t stick for at least another month – if we are lucky! 😉
What are you most looking forward to with the changing of the seasons? We’d love to hear about how you enjoy your fall and winter months in the Facebook comments below!