I love the Eagle River Nature Center!Start off at the log cabin visitor center (you'll need to pay a $5 parking fee in here). You can get little map print outs and see some of the educational displays. Then, onto the trails!There are 4 main trails; Rodak Trail, Albert Loop Trail, Dew Mound Trail, and Crow Pass Trail (also known as Iditarod Trail)....more
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Garcia's is high on kitsch, high in calories but low in smoke- and that rates favorably in my book. Any day or night of the week you can walk into the restaurant, which has a raised platform cantina in it's center, and order typical, but freshly prepared Mexican dishes. The Margaritas and Daiquiris are adequate, nothing special. Decor is "South of...more
For young adults in Eagle River of legal drinking age, a nice time can be had out by stopping in at the (Super Americanized) Mexican Spot "Garcias". They have a cute raised bar and all the servers are young and energetic. Decor is dark and smoking is not allowed.
Dress Code: Dress code is:
You're a young yuppie visitng your parents
You're a young military guy taking a girl out on a date
There is no airport to Eagle River, the train does not stop in the town either. To go to Eagle River, you must either drive or take the city bus "People Mover" from Anchorage. The bus system can pick you up at the airport, for schedules and information please see http://www.peoplemover.orgmore
This is a suburb of Anchorage. Many people live here and commute to Anchorage everyday, adds about an hour of driving each day to your life. There are no airports here, you have to drive 45 mins to the Anchorage Airport.Eagle River is bike friendly, the commercial district is very compact. Hope your leg muscles are in top shape, this town is built...more
The shops in Eagle River are small.. there are some glass artisans and woodworking... ah perhaps I've seen some jewelers...
What to buy: Buy whatever you think you can suffer to live with or give as a gift.
What to pay: Prices are reasonable.
You can tell much about an Alaskan by how they drive when the first snow hits. A longtime Alaskan will slow down and alter their driving habits to accomodate the new icy conditions. People new the area will continue to drive as though the roads were optimal, and will end up in accidents.
Everyone be safe on your drive to Eagle River, residents drive like they are all intoxicated and afflicted with a huge lead foot. Please drive in the slow lane, the middle and left are for people with high insurance rates. Also, there is only ONE road to Eagle River (Glynn Highway), so if there is an accident- expect long traffic delays.more
Don't get the Old Seward Highway and the New Seward Highway confused! As it's name betrays, the Old Seward Highway is the older version of the path up north, it's a beautiful drive, but dark and windy in the winter. The New Seward Highway is the fast modern laned highway.more
NEVER NEVER buy "Alaskan Art" souvenirs from gas stations. You will only be purchasing mass produced items and taking your dollars away from the Alaskan artist's community. Most boutiques in Anchorage, and other cities in Alaska will always provide a certificate of authenticity.
As with winter, bring whatever you don't mind getting scuffed up! Clothing, it's going to be in the 70s, so bring shorts, light weight pants, miniskirts if you are going to Koots (Guys you can bring miniskirts too, but don't wear them to Koots). Footwear should be activity appropriate. Polarfleece vests are perfect. If you are worried you won't be...more
Bring whatever you feel like getting wet with snow. Duffel bags work wonders. Shoes: If you don't plan on "hiking" you can get away with tennis shoes. I wear open toed high heals all season, people shovel their walk ways! Gloves and something to cover your face (read: scarf). Anchorage fashion is basically whatever Seattle was wearing last year.more
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The Eagle River Nature Center offers a variety of fun, Alaskan activities. This place would be enjoyable for anyone, from the hardcore traveler, to the weekend warrior. It is the access point to 4 seperate trails, with maps available for hiking. If you enjoy rafting, this is also your place! You can also rent cabins, see website for more...more
Eagle River has a Walmart, along with the usual fast food and gas stations. Small boutiques offer bits of daily life available to pack away and take home. You can go camping in town, a lovely campground situated on the river and there is a nature center with hiking trails.more