Step into a natural Alaskan paradise…Travelers of any age will love this trip.
Start with an easy stroll along the Byers Lake shoreline with a guide that knows this place intimately and will help you to get the most out of your experience. Along the two mile walk you will enjoy magnificent views of Byers Lake and learn about the area’s animal and plant life. Explore a log cabin that once belonged to a pioneering couple. Hear about how the adventuresome family survived the long winters in this beautiful setting. The pace is comfortable with frequent stops and photo opportunities. To end this part of your tour a gift to take home ~ a healing salve made from native plants.
After your walk enjoy lunch from Mary Carey’s McKinley View Lodge with fresh sandwich or wrap, side of kettle chips, potato salad or garden salad, apple and fresh baked cookie.
You will then gear up and get out on the pristine water of Byers Lake. Start your tour with brief and easy paddle instructions then embark for one of the most beautiful experiences in Alaska. As you glide through tranquil waters on single or tandem sit-on-top kayaks, watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers. You will paddle over pools of spawning salmon (July -Sept) and look for the bears and eagles that come to feed on them. Take pictures of the breathtaking views of majestic Denali and the Alaska Mountain Range.
This tour is great for families and large groups. The kayaks are perfect for beginners or experienced paddlers; very stable and easy to maneuver.