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Address: Alaska, Homer, Homer, AK
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This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers,...

This enormous state park, largely unexplored wilderness, includes glaciers, rivers and waterfalls and offers a 10-mile coastline strip that is excellent for fishing and kayaking. Wildlife sightings include puffins, eagles, sea otters, seals, porpoises and whales.

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Adventures of a lifetime can be had here.

Take a float plane ride across Kachemak Bay and land in Grewengk Lake where a Naturalist will get your kayak and gear ready to paddle around the icebergs. Learn the history of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Take a float plane ride across Kachemak Bay and land in Grewengk Lake where a Naturalist will get your kayak and gear ready to paddle around the icebergs. Learn the history of earthquakes and see for yourself the damage from years ago in Kachemake Bay State Park. Hike back to the bay for a water taxi ride back to Homer... More 

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Clarksville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This whole area is just beautiful. The bay, the hikes, the glaciers. So many pictures were taken. We liked Homer the best . We started at Anchorage and traveled south and hit all the cities. The view (when clear) as you come around the corner into Homer is the best.

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Okoboji, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We took a water taxi across Kachemak Bay to the trail head for the Glacier Lake Trail. Although the day was cloudy we were lucky that it did not rain. The trail is easy with just minimal elevation gain. After about 3 miles we reached the lake with great views of the Grewingk Glacier across the lake and many icebergs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Other than breath taking, there are no words that can adequately describe the beauty of this area! Just.... WOW! There are many guides and out fitters to handle newbies to experts. There is something for everyone here!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Take water taxi across the bay to Glacier spit. Lots of walks in variable terrain. Hike Glacier Trail, well worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We loved this hike! We even saw orcas on our return in the water taxi. The woods was full of flowers and the lake with the beautiful blue glacier was spectacular.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We took a water taxi over to the park and were lucky that it was a clear day as it would have been hazardous if the trail was wet.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We took a Mako's water taxi across the bay and hiked on the Glacier Lake Trail. This is an easy trail that takes you to a glacial lake at the edge of Grewingk Glacier. Make sure to bring a jacket there are lots of icebergs floating in the lake so it's pretty cold. We were dropped of at the glacier... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Spent the day Kayaking Kachemak Bay State Park and it was great. Whales, Seals, Otters, Eagles, and other Sea Birds all graced our presence as we slid quietly through the waters.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and three children hiked this trail to the glacier ~ 6 miles total. Our children are 13, 11, 7....and they all did fine. This is a very cool experience to see a glacier and icebergs floating in the glacier lake.

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