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Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
Description: Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you...
Near the tiny village of Gustavus, this is the part of the bay where you will find the park headquarters.
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This is whre Glacier bay Lodge is based but the whole of the Bartlett Cove area is beautiful and there is lots to do . There are lots of trails to follow and good advise with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is whre Glacier bay Lodge is based but the whole of the Bartlett Cove area is beautiful and there is lots to do . There are lots of trails to follow and good advise with regard to wildkife . Just make sure you are all mossied up as they are particularly bad and on the shore line walks you... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Glacier Bay National Park and Visitor Center is located here and offers trails, a restaurant, gift shop, and several exhibits and information regarding the wildlife and the area. We especially enjoyed the marked trails that led us along the shore and then into the lush forests. The flowers, mosses, lichens, and trees are plentiful and there is a great... More 

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Southern AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Kayaking is also available near the Glacier Bay Lodge. The hiking trails are great, plus one can go off the trails onto the rocks by the shore. We watched the whales all over blowing water into the air as they exhaled. Nature at its best.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Glacier Bay National Park Visitor Center is here in Gustavus. We walked on a trail through the rain forest that was at times elevated because it was so wet with ponds. Having never been to a true rain forest it was fascinating to see how wet and dark it was. The plants and mushrooms that grow in the rain forest... More 

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JedC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Bartlett Cove is the site of Glacier Bay Lodge and the Visitor Center for Glacier Bay National Park. See my separate reviews of Glacier Bay and the Glacier Bay Lodge for more detail on visiting Bartlett Cove.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Enjoy the few miles of trail in rain forest, wander the dock, enjoy the views. You wouldn't come here specifically for Bartlett Cove, but exploring will add to your experience. There is a full skeleton of a whale named Snow between the dock and the lodge. Information at the site indicates she was killed by a cruse ship. This looks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There's a half-hour prepared forest walk starting close to the jetty. In August, the forest was magnificent, tall trees, lush damp undergrowth, curtains of lichens, quiet pools and more fungi than I have ever seen anywhere else, in a great profusion of varieties. It's best to go in a small group as there may be moose or bear about -... More 

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Cape Cod MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Perhaps it is because this is was the first day, first outing and first good glimpse of the area after our arrival in Alaska but this place took my breath away and should not be missed. You should experience it by foot, by sea and by a learning experience. A full day of kayaking was arranged for us by our... More 

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Central Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The forest trail is for the most part a boardwalk so is accessible in wet weather. Our group off a small ship took approx 2 hours to complete the loop trail walking at a leisurely pace. There are abundant photo opportunities from dripping mosses to fungi to pools boasting the most beautiful reflections. I went into the NP lodge building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Walking trail was a mile or so long, lodge had food and a gift shop, and the walk clearly showed where the edge of the glacier had been 250+ years ago. Saw a porcupine up a tree, and it obliged us by coming down to the ground and then climbing up again.

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Address: Address: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

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