Southeast Alaska

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Angoon - This village is the only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island and is located on the southwest side at Kootznahoo Inlet. The island has one of the highest populations of bears in Alaska. Angoon's strong Tlingit heritage is evident in the painted fronts of the 16 tribal community houses.

Gustavus - Located on a peninsula, and surrounded by Glacier Bay National Park, this community abounds with beauty and magic. Gustavus is primarily a "lifestyle" settlement community with a number of seasonal-use homes. Some commercial fishing occurs and gardening is a prevalent local activity. It has become a haven for artists and is the home of the Great Alaskan Husky Dog Ranch and the Mt. Fairweather Golf Course. The scenery of this town attracts a number of tourists and recreation enthusiasts during the summer months. Haines wrangell juneau ketchikan petersburg sitka Angoon tenakee skagway gustavus Hoonah

Haines - Tucked in on the western shore of the Chilkat Peninsula in the Lynn Canal, American's longest fjord, Haines is surrounded by the Chilkat Mountain Range to the west and the Coast Range to the east. Historic routes to the Klondike gold fields including Chilkat, Chilkoot and White Pass lie to the north of the community. The beautiful Chilkat Valley to enjoys year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing.

Hoonah - This is the largest Tlingit village in Alaska. Commercial fishing and logging have supported the population. Subsistence activities are important components of the lifestyle in this remote village, accessible only by ferry or plane.

Juneau - Sandwiched between mountains and sea, Juneau is located on a narrow strip of land along the Gustineau Channel. The state capital, and the largest town in the Southeast, it is often referred to as cosmopolitan for its size.

Ketchikan - The "Gateway to Alaska" is located on Revillagigedo Island in the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. This ambitious community thrives on fishing and tourism in a beautifully rugged coastal wilderness in the Tongass National Forest and close to Misty Fjords National Monument. With an average of 162 inches of precipitation, Ketchikan enjoys a year round lush environment.

Petersburg - Strong Norwegian heritage and ocean driven livelihoods make Petersburg a must-see fishing village. Without any cruise ships this town offers the local feel of a working-class town in Fredrick Sound. The Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area and the LeConte Glacier are a short boat ride away.

Sitka - This sea-side community is nestled on the west side of Baranof Island. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is also home to Alaska's oldest federally designated park. This National Historic ark was established in 1910 to commemorate the 1804 Battle of Sitka. With a strong history of Russian colonialism, Sitka offers a wealth of historical and wilderness experiences.

Skagway - Located in the Upper Lynn Canal, it is considered the northern most point in Southeast Alaska. On June 28, 1900, Skagway became the first incorporated city in Alaska. Historically it was the gateway to the Gold Rush of 1898.

Tenakee Springs - What began in the late 1800’s as a winter retreat for fishers and prospectors on the east side of Tenakee Inlet has today evolved into a rustic village known for its slow and relaxed pace of life. For the most part the settlement is a ferry dock, a row of homes on pilings over the ocean's edge and natural hot springs.

Wrangell - Located on the north end of Wrangell Island in the heart of the Tongass National Forest of Alaska's Inside Passage, Wrangell is strategically located between the community of Petersburg to the north and Prince of Wales Island to the southwest. This community provides a gateway to natural wonders, wildlife and culture of Central Southeast Alaska's rural communities.

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