The Drive to Kenai Peninsula from Anchorage: Seward Highway, Turnagain Arm
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This is one of the most beautiful drives you can imagine. From the south end of Anchorage, head across Potter Marsh towards the edge of Turnagain Arm, and ride for miles with an amazing view of mountains and water ahead of, and beside of you. The drive continues onto the Kenai Peninsula. It ends at the junction with Route 9 and Sterling Highway at Tern Lake.
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Alaska from Anchorage to Seward
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One of the more popular day trips from anchorage
follows the seward highway along turnagain arm
Past the potter point state game refuge on the way
To portage glacier. Potter flats, a mere ten miles
From anchorage, is a wonderful place to view wild
Fowl. Over 130 species of migratory birds feed
and nest here.
The road to portage glacier also passes several
areas where you can watch salmon spawning in the
Creeks. Just inside the park a viewing platform
extends out onto the water for a birdseye view
of this natural spectacle.
Portage glacier itself is one of the most photographed
Spots in alaska. This clear blue lake with its thousands
of floating icebergs becomes a playground for
Hundreds of visitors every day.
Several trails allow
hikers to get away from the crowds and get a closer
Look at the glacier which spills into the lake some
Two and half miles from the parking area.
Some 70 miles south of portage glacier, the highway
And the alaskan railroad end at the foot of the
Chugach mountains and the port town of seward.
seward has been an important connection to the
outside world since it was founded in 1903.
These pilings are all that remain of the original
Cannery and port facility after the 1964 earthquake,
But the port was rebuilt, and stands today as one of
the best equipped fishing ports in the western
In addition to its extensive commercial fishery,
Seward is one of alaska's favorite spots for ocean
The salmon in ressurection bay are sometimes so thick that they
Seem to push each other out of the water (fish jumping),
And for the bottom fisherman, rockfish, lingcod and
But there's more to do than fish in Seward.
Seward Highway - Alaska, United States
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Travel blogs from Seward Highway:
- ... These are the details from the local newspaper: ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- It's happened again: Another deadly accident on the Seward Highway, this one claiming the lives of two Kenai teenagers Thursday afternoon ...
- ... With a perfect forecast we headed out on the 5 hour drive down the Seward Highway and along the beach to the cabins ...
- ... We were going to take the Turnagain Arm and the Seward highway to Seward, and had several spots along the way to stop ...
- ... Then traveling the Seward Highway and along the Turnagain Inlet was in fairly clear conditions allowing for some good views ...
- ... We had to travel Seward Highway the day after the tragic accident that claimed two lives ...
- ... We rode a bus about 30 miles down the Seward Highway to Portage Glacier where we got on a good sized boat and rode it (on Portage Lake) to the glacier ...
- ... You can't do much better than that The highway is called the Seward Highway ...
- ... The first part of my trip was retracing, for a distance of 37 kilometers, the Seward Highway that I drove yesterday ...
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- Seward, Alaska, United States
- Homer, Alaska, United States
- Anchorage, Alaska, United States
- Girdwood, Alaska, United States
- Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Photos in this video:
- Haze all day along the Seward Highway, by Sueonthego from a blog titled Awesome Seward area!
- Canyon Creek bridge, Seward highway by Neeterb from a blog titled Seward and Resurrection Bay
- Seward Highway - Mountain Goats by Ecschultz from a blog titled Kenai Peninsula
- Leo and RIch on Seward Highway by Fauna5 from a blog titled Alaska
- Mountains Along Seward Highway by Cavaroc from a blog titled Day 1 - Anchorage to Seward
- Along the Seward Highway by Inca23jdt from a blog titled Fresh air!!!
- Along the Seward Highway by Magica1-rea1ism from a blog titled *WARNING: Photo heavy* - Chugach and the AWCC
- Scenery Seward Highway by Tom1100 from a blog titled Fast Ferry
- Seward Highway 05 by Wolfpackcruiser from a blog titled It Finally Feels Like We're in Alaska
- Seward Highway 04 by Wolfpackcruiser from a blog titled It Finally Feels Like We're in Alaska
- Seward Highway 03 by Wolfpackcruiser from a blog titled It Finally Feels Like We're in Alaska
- Seward Highway 02 by Wolfpackcruiser from a blog titled It Finally Feels Like We're in Alaska
- Seward Highway 01 by Wolfpackcruiser from a blog titled It Finally Feels Like We're in Alaska
- Seward Highway by Carileas from a blog titled May 30th
- Seward Highway by Gibb from a blog titled Weekend in Seward
- Seward highway by Fauna5 from a blog titled Alaska
Mountain Sheep By Seward Highway - [Living in Alaska 110]
The Seward Highway (South of Anchorage) offers some truly breathtaking views but if you look up the side of the mountain, chances are you might see these guys! They're called Dall sheep and they are currently on the red list of threatened species with only about 27,000 of them. However, if you decide to take pictures of these animals, be respectful! Not only of the sheep but the other photographers and videographers as well. Making a threat on a pure assumption is no way to make a good name.
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Driving from Anchorage to Seward on the Seward Highway Alaska
This is a time lapse drive from Anchorage to Seward. This drive usually takes about 2 1/2 hours. Seward Alaska is an All American City. It is an incredible drive, and one you can take from the comfort of your home! :)
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Seward AK to Homer AK
This is the Seward Highway to the Sterling Highway to Homer.
Mountain Goats Along Seward Highway in South Central Alaska
Mountain Goats Along Seward Highway in South Central Alaska
Seward, Alaska - An Informative Scenic Overview | Travel Channel
Join us for an informative scenic overview of Seward, Alaska. The city inhabits just over 2,500 people and is a main port for many Alaskan cruises.
The Alaska state flag was created in Seward by a young boy in a school competition.
Mount Marathon in Seward holds a 3.1 mile race each 4th of July. Many contestants end up bloody and/or bruised due to sliding down the 3k hill at the end.
This footage was captured while traveling on a Holland American cruise line trip through Alaska.
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Laurel Bill on Alaska Story time with Aunt Phil, Alaska Seward Highway opens 1951
On Oct, 19, 1951 the 125-mile long Seward Highway was completed and ready for traffic. It connected to the Sterling Highway, which had opened to Homer the previous year.
The route from Resurrection Bay to Alaska’s interior has been in existence for thousands of years, of course. Alaska author/historian Laurel Downing Bill shares how Russian explorers searched the area for furs and minerals as early as the 1700s. And Natives used the region for thousands of years.
Russian explorers searched the area for furs and minerals as early as the 1700s. And Natives have used the region for thousands of years. In fact, Dena’ina Indians found abundant game around what we now call Beluga Point.
A rush of hopeful gold-seekers flooded into the Kenai Peninsula after prospectors discovered gold in Hope in 1895. And while gold-rush towns like Hope, Sunrise and Girdwood emptied after the Klondike Gold Rush ensued, places like Cooper Landing started becoming popular with big game hunters and fishermen.
The federal government soon saw the need for improved transportation routes from the ice-free port of Seward to Turnagain Arm and beyond. In 1915 it began building the Alaska Railroad to connect Seward to Fairbanks. The track was completed in 1923, the same year as an 18-mile-long stretch of road opened from Seward to Kenai Lake. Then another segment of what became the Seward Highway, connecting Hope to Moose Pass, was completed in 1928. My mother used to tell me stories of traveling that road from Hope to attend dances in Moose Pass.
The Mile 18 bridge, nicknamed “The Missing Link,” was not completed until 1946 – it connected the Seward and Moose Pass portions. Workers then went to work the next year to build a 138-mile-long road from Homer to meet up with the Seward Highway at Tern Lake Junction, 90 miles south of Anchorage. It took more than three years to finish. Territorial Gov. Ernest Gruening cut the ribbon to open this road – the Sterling Highway – on Sept. 6, 1950.
When the Seward Highway opened on Oct. 19, 1951, the people of Seward and the Kenai Peninsula finally were connected to Anchorage by a road system. Workers paved it in 1952.
Several miles of the highway sank below the high water mark of Turnagain Arm during the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, so those pieces of the road and bridges damaged were raised and rebuilt.
The New Seward Highway, with its abundance of wildflowers and wildlife, is among one of the top most scenic drives in the United States.
This segment of Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil aired on CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA Channel 11 Daybreak on Oct. 20, 2016.
THE RIDE The Seward Highway in Alaska by motorcycle! PART ONE!!!
This is the most scenic ride I have ever ridden, and I have been in 47 states! The ride to Seward from Anchorage is about 260 miles roundtrip! If you are in Alaska, this is a MUST RIDE!!!
Seward, Alaska in the Winter | Anchorage Day Trip
ALASKAN WINTER ROAD TRIP / Scenic Drive in Alaska + Visiting Seward, Alaska
Seward is about a two and a half-hour drive from Anchorage along the scenic coastal Seward Highway. It makes for a great day trip from Anchorage. Truly, though, this winter road trip in Alaska was absolutely stunning and one of the most beautiful drives we've ever been on.
Once we got to Seward, we visited a little coffee shop and walked around the town a bit. There are a few hikes you could do to glaciers from there but the roads were closed due to snow and ice.
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ALASKA PORTAGE VALLEY DRIVE
A drive from the New Seward Highway to the Portage Glacier Visitor's Center through the Portage Valley. Recorded on June 12th 2016 with my Pilot Electronics Dash Cam purchased from Walmart.
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NEW SEWARD HIGHWAY TO ANCHORAGE DRIVE - ALASKA - GOPRO HD HERO CAMERA
A morning drive on the New Seward Highway headed north towards Anchorage Alaska. I apologize for the rattling sound of the camera. I'm still trying to solve that issue. Vehicle is a Nissan Rogue AWD and camera is a Gopro dash mounted with a flex jaws attachment. Recorded on January 30th 2014.
Alone On Seward Hwy // Anchorage, AK
Late in 2013, we were in Anchorage, AK shooting a commercial campaign for pickclickgive.org
Before we started principal photography, I went out on a little adventure alone, and then when my colleagues arrived later that week, they joined. Together, we had a little photo/video adventure.
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ALASKA Vacation - 8 day trip Anchorage, Seward, Denali
Our ALASKA vacation - 2013. One of the most beautiful place.
Anchorage, Seward, Denali.
- Anchorage Museum
- Exit Glacier, Seward
- Deep Sea Fishing for Halibut & Roockfish, Seward
- Kenai Fjords Day Cruise, Seward
- Alaska Sealife Center, Seward
- Denali National Park, Denali
- Alaska Railroad Travel
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Transfer Anchorage Hotel to Seward with Scenic Tour
Begin your transfer tour with a pick-up at your downtown hotel at 10 a.m. Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided for your comfort. During our scenic drive down Turnagain Arm, your guide will point out possible wildlife like sheep, mountain goats, beluga whales, and eagles. We'll make a photo stop at the famous Beluga Point for some beautiful views and a great backdrop for stunning photography!
Next, we'll visit the quaint town of Girdwood for the aerial tram ride up the longest double black diamond ski slope in North America. From the top, you can view several glaciers, the northern-most temperate rainforest, and on select days visit the Roundhouse Museum. This museum is perched on the mountainside and surrounded with one continuous viewing deck for your viewing pleasure.
After descending the tram, we'll stop for lunch (included) at our favorite Bake Shop for bottomless homemade soup, sourdough bread, beverages, and dessert. Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located on 140 acres at the southern edge of Turnagain Arm. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center provides wildlife education and awareness, and care and rehabilitation for Alaska's wildlife. Get close, safely observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears, and musk ox. Our guests also enjoy seeing small mammals like lynx, and stunning birds of prey, such bald and golden eagles.
Lastly, we'll stop at Exit Glacier. An eight mile drive off the main road reveals a spectacular vantage point, and a short, easy walk provides a close-up and personal view of a magnificent glacier. This will give you a real Alaska experience!
This exciting tour departs from Anchorage, Alaska.
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New Seward Highway Anchorage To Girdwood (Alaska) GoPro 2 HD Hero Camera
I decided to give my GoPro suction cup mount a try by placing it on the hood of my vehicle. I drove southbound on the New Seward Highway (listed as a National Scenic Byway) from just north of Huffman Road to Crow Creek Road in Girdwood. The Ocean, Turnagain Arm, is visible to the right/west of the video most of the time. I used my GoPro 2 HD camera with a 720 60 fps setting.
Seward is a city in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 3,016.
It was named after William H. Seward, early member of the United States Republican Party, United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln. As Secretary of State, he fought for the U.S. purchase of Alaska which he finally negotiated to acquire from Russia.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.5 square miles (55.8 km²), of which, 14.4 square miles (37.4 km²) of it is land and 7.1 square miles (18.4 km²) of it (32.93%) is water.
Adjoining communities include Bear Creek and Lowell Point.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,830 people, 917 households, and 555 families residing in the city. The population density was 196.0 people per square mile (75.7/km²). There were 1,058 housing units at an average density of 73.3/sq mi (28.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.12% White, 2.44% Black or African American, 16.68% Native American, 1.84% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 5.87% from two or more races. 2.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 150.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 166.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,306, and the median income for a family was $54,904. Males had a median income of $36,900 versus $30,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,360. About 8.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.
Seward is unique among most small Alaskan communities in that it has road access in the Seward Highway, a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, which also brings it bus service, albeit most buses are marketed towards tourists and the costs are higher and service decreases or ceases in the winter. Seward is also the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad. This keeps the port busy with freight coming on and off the trains, but also makes Seward a primary end point for north-bound cruise ships. Cruise ship passengers get off the boats and take the train farther north to Denali or other Alaskan attractions.
Seward used to receive service from the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) system, however, service was discontinued at the end of the 2005 season due to budget cuts and under utilization. Ferry connections are available in Whittier (90 miles North) or Homer (150 miles by highway).
Seward Airport (PAWD/SWD) is home to (general aviation) services and flight-seeing operators. Scheduled commercial service is available at Kenai Municipal Airport in Kenai and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, both about 100 miles away. Seasonal bus connections are also available.
International sister cities Obihiro, Japan -(1968)
Notable people from Seward
In 1927, thirteen-year old Seward resident Benny Benson won a territory-wide American Legion contest to design a flag for Alaska. Up to that point Benny's life as a Native Alaskan was a typical story of the times. Born in Chignik in 1913, he was three when his mother died of pneumonia. Soon after her death the family's house burned and his Swedish fisherman father sent Benny and his brother to the Jesse Lee Home in Seward. Winning the contest changed Benny's life. The prize for designing the flag included a $1000 scholarship which he used to become an airplane mechanic. He married, raised a family, and died of a heart attack in 1972 at the age of 58. His design became the territorial flag and eventually the state flag. He is memorialized in Seward by the Benny Benson Memorial Park.
Alaska Turnagain Arm Seward Highway Wildlife and Scenery
Visiting Alaska? Drive South along Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway, Alaska. Mosquito Repellent Highlights include Potter Marsh Coastal Wildlife Refuge, McHugh Park, Bird Point, Beluga Point, Alaska Wildlife Conservation Park. Watch for bald eagles, Dall Sheep, Trumpeter Swans, Sand Hill Cranes, and Beluga Whales. The Alaska Railroad parallels the highway. Continue on to Whittier, Homer, or Seward. The Turnagain Arm Seward Highway drive is one of the most beautiful drives in America.
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