Get Ready for the Anchorage Outdoors Scene!

Posted by Dan Wolf on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 8:12am.

If you're planning to move to Anchorage, you're probably excited and a little apprehensive at the same time. After all, there are plenty of misconceptions about the city that leave people with a skewed impression of what Anchorage life is really like. Some people who have never visited actually believe that Anchorage residents reside in igloos. Fortunately, that is not the case. Anchorage is a modern city that contains a unique combination of urban amenities and proximity to some of the last true wilderness on the planet.      

The Anchorage outdoors scene can seem overwhelming to new residents -- there's so much to do and see, and winter weather doesn't keep many people inside. Snow machining, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and simply walking under the starry ski absorbing the ethereal beauty of the aurora borealis are all activities that you can enjoy in Anchorage proper. If alpine skiing is your thing, the picturesque resort community of Girdwood is only 35 miles away.

Spring and summer are no slouches in Anchorage either. Like to run, bike, or simply stroll among abundant natural beauty? The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail has activity opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels. If you think you'll have to drive down to Kenai on weekends for some world-class fishing, think again -- you can head to Ship Creek after work any day of the week and experience on of the few places on Earth that offers authentic urban combat fishing.

It's also common for Anchorage residents to get the chance to engage in wildlife viewing from inside their own homes. Moose are known to wander through the city as if they owned the place, and black bear sightings have become increasingly common in recent years. Enjoy the view and take photographs, because if you don't, your friends and family back home won't believe you when you tell them that moose and bears visited your yard!

Please contact us at 907-248-9653 or visit us online at, if you'd like more information about how Anchorage newcomers can enjoy its natural wonders.

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