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An Alaskan Lodge Overlooking Kachemak Bay & Cook Inlet

Fun things to do in and around Homer

Hiking Trails:
We are right on The Homestead Trail system with access to 10 miles of trails right outside your door. An amazing variety of ecosystems abound; coastal wildflower meadows, forested areas, grassy slopes, tall grass fields, alder thickets, boggy areas with boardwalks. Oh and you are likely to see a Moose or maybe even a black bear and as well as a variety of predator and song birds. Lots of Bald Eagles!

Diamond Creek Trail - This trail starts at the West end of Diamond Ridge Rd where it meets the Sterling Hwy. (3 miles from the lodge) It is 1.5 miles to the beach and then you can walk all the way to Homer, approx. 6 more miles, or to Anchor Point at least 9 miles. There are Rock Tidal Pools about 1/2 way to Homer that are fun to explore on our really low tides.

Ski Trails:
Winter is our favorite season! We have 30-70 kms of nordic ski trails groomed and maintained by volunteers of Kachemak Bay Ski Club. For an introduction to Nordic skiing in the Homer area visit the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club at http://kachemaknordicskiclub.org
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If you would like to learn to ski or work on classic or skate technique while you are here please let us know and we can arrange for ski instruction and or tours to familiarize you with our trail system. We also have plenty of 'back country' territory for snow shoeing and back country touring. The mountains across the bay are our springtime playground for off piste skiing. (think March-June)

Kachemak Bay Water Trail:
The Kachemak Bay Water Trail is a 125-mile route that extends from the Homer Spit, east along Kachemak Bay to the head of the bay, and further along the southern side of the bay to the City of Seldovia. The water route passes by public and private land, diverse habitat from intertidal areas to alpine trails, and spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities. - See more at www.kachemakbaywatertrail.org
 

Bike Rentals:
Cyclelogical Bicycle rentals including 'fat tire' bikes which are blast to ride on the miles of beaches in and around Homer. www.cyclelogicalhomer.com
phone 907-302-2879

Homer Saw and Cycle Bike rentals close to the Homer Spit bike/walk trail that takes you 4.5 miles to the end of the spit. Goregous! Some good combo riding from the lodge on less traveled roads and unmarked trails. (Backroads Adventures frequent this area) 907-235-8406

Bear Viewing:
Visiting the brown bears is amazing! Let us know if we can book your trip.

Bald Mountain Air- From the lush, coastal rain forests of the Kodiak Islands to the rugged Volcanic coast of Katmai National Park, we have developed unequalled brown bear viewing opportunities to excite the most seasoned traveler, adventurer and photographer Your flight is over some of the most scenic country Alaska has to offer. Prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits you on your adventure. And if its bears you want to see, we guarantee it.--

Emerald Air Service Spend a special day in remote Alaska with the almighty Brown Bear. Fly by floatplane in to pristine, uncrowded areas where nothing will separate you from the bears but respect. Come away with not only great pictures but a thorough understanding of the bears and the wild country they inhabit as well.

Sasquatch Alaska We lead you to some of the most amazing places in Alaska where you can experience wild Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat. The area we fly to is in the middle of the largest population concentration of brown bears in the world! This is a wilderness tour, we walk along the same trails as the bears do, sit on the same river banks as they do and observe them as they go about their day to day Life.

Fly Fishing
Silverfin Guide Service - A Walk-in fishing trip. Customized, guided walk and wade fishing trips from 4 to 8 hours for salmon, steelhead or trout, on area streams or the Homer Spit Lagoon. All necessary gear is provided and all skill levels are welcome. Guided clamming trips are also available.

Sea Kayaking:
St. Augustine's Kayak Tours - Full Day and Half Day Kayak Tours out of Peterson Bay. Combo Tours with Alaska Center for Coastal Studies. Romancing the Sea since 1983.

True North Kayak Adventures - Our base camp across the bay at Yukon Island is in the heart of prime paddling coastline. Yukon is in the U.S. Maritime Fish and Wildlife Refuge which provides great habitat for marine mammals and all sorts of nesting birds. A short paddle across Eldred Passage are 3 fjords and Kachemak Bay State Park. Here are many spots to extend your trip kayaking to beachside camp sites and hiking trails.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Celebrating 25 Years! Daily guided nature tours across Kachemak Bay – enjoy scenic boat ride, view seabird rookery, explore remote beaches and hike in lush coastal forest. Kayak combo available. Wynn Nature Center offers spectacular vistas, beautiful wildflowers, amazing birding opportunities - daily tours. Creatures of the Dock Tours at Homer harbor. 235-6667,info@akcoastalstudies.org . Check our website for more info on events & great programs for kids and adults. www.akcoastalstudies.org.

Trail End Horse Adventures Trail Rides. Hourly, Half Day, Full Day, Pack Trips. Ride the Homer Hill, Fox River Flats, Anchor River Headwaters, or the beaches of Kachemak Bay. Located on East End Road. Call Mark Marette 907-235-6393.

Wedding Venue; Josyln Peony Farm joslynpeonies.com

Water Taxis: 
Bay Excursions Bay Excursions provides birding and wildlife tours, plus water taxi service to the trail heads and cabins in Kachemak Bay State Park on the south side. Not bound by set schedules or specific routes, we can take you when and where you would like to go.

Mako's Water Taxi Mako's Water Taxi provides access to Kachemak Bay State Park, Kayak Guide Services, Seldovia, and Custom Wildlife Tours. Mako's Water taxi is a good source of information for all the fun things to do on, and around, Kachemak Bay.

Salmon & Halibut Fishing:
Time Out Charters
Fish Salmon, Halibut, and many other species . . . or just go sightseeing on a quality, spacious 6-passenger boat. Harvest some of the best eating fish in the world, while viewing breath-taking scenery and wildlife.

Education and Cultural interest:
Pratt Natural History Museum - Art, Science and Culture of Kachemak Bay Among many other things, the Pratt has a permanent exhibit of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oilspill and its impact on our community.

Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve -
A partnership dedicated to understanding and conserving the marine environment" islandsandoceans.org

To find out more about remote adventure in the Kachemak Bay State Park, including maps and trail descriptions visit: http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/kbay/kbay.htm

Adventures across the Bay in Kachemak State Park

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Twin Creeks Trailhead Lodge & Retreat
65195 Nearly Level Ave., Homer, Alaska 99603
Phone 907-235-5144
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