Exploring by Foot

Interpretive Nature Walks in Kenai Fjords National Park

Guests seeking a leisurely stroll can simply explore along the lagoon's pebbled beach, or meander through the forest along a rock path to the outer coast of Aialik Bay. In the lush vegetation of coastal coniferous forest, learn about animal tracks and signs as well as traditional uses of local ground plants and delicate wildflowers.

For those seeking a more adventurous expedition, the lodge's 12-person Voyageur canoe allows easy passage across Pedersen Lagoon to access a sweeping glacial moraine for an exploratory hike along the glacier's rugged natural path. Experienced naturalist guides will lead the way along the Pedersen Glacier moraine; for geology buffs, this is a chance to see Alaska's dynamic landscape in action and learn about the glacier's dramatic impact on the local flora and fauna. Follow the moraine's path to reach the terminus of Pedersen Glacier as it cascades from the mountains to the lagoon below.