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HasTowelWillTravel Says: Seldovia has an odd tradition of a chainsaw carving contest. Guys rev up and slice through wood logs, then set to work and polish them off to create these wonderful sculptures, which are then displayed throughout the town. If you happen to be there in time for the contest,...
HasTowelWillTravel Says: Fenske's Warehouse Books and Coffee is not like normal. It sits right on the slough of Seldovia, so you can sit on the wide covered deck and watch the tides move in and out. And the interior is packed tight with books, mementos, and miscellaneous right to the brim. It is a...
HasTowelWillTravel Says: This delightful little trail at the edge of Seldovia is a great starter hike, or filler for an idle afternoon. The trail was created by students of the town, originally named the "We worked hard so you better enjoy it" trail. The trail starts just past the school, and winds...
HasTowelWillTravel Says: This place is right near the water, with big paned windows letting you see the beautiful bay residing in Seldovia. Fast, friendly service, this place serves up all sorts of classic American fare. Delicious, hearty, what more could you want in a restaurant? We went there for...
HasTowelWillTravel Says: This coffee house is not like normal. It sits right on the slough of Seldovia, so you can sit on the wide covered deck and watch the tides move in and out. And the interior is packed tight with books, mementos, and miscellaneous right to the brim. It is a funky little place,...
I walked down the main front street and heard music from one drinking establishment called the Linwood, only 300 people live in Seldovia and there were maybe 3 cars parked outside the bar.
Dress Code: Local watering hole
Written Jul 12, 2004
Address: front street seldovia
HasTowelWillTravel Says: The other way to get to Seldovia is by ferry, which is handled by the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). This boat only goes by Seldovia twice a week, on Sunday and Tuesday afternoon, so it is not ideal for all your travel needs. ut if you take it, it is a nice adventure....
I did not actually shop at any of these places (just took pics). Laurel seemed to prefer the Main Street Market for most of her shopping. It is owned by the Seldovia Native Association and has a full service grocery store, liquor, video rentals, fishing supplies, cappuccino, snacks, hot dogs, and hot pretzels. You may buy your fishing/hunting licenses or get a tidal table there.
The Crab Pot has a cafe, groceries, film, fishing tackle, and an Aleutian Fine Art Gallery. I probably should have tried the Alaska Tribal Cache and Herring Bay Mercantile, but I thought I would find better deals in Bethel. LOL, now I am not sure that is the case.
Updated Sep 9, 2007
Although I never saw one, evidently Seldovia has plenty of bears. They are black bears and not the large brown bears. Unfortunately sometimes tourists feed them and they get used to getting things from humans. Then they can cause problems. Near the Bear Paw B&B in south Seldovia they were having a problem with a bear trying to get into houses. The police chief was trying to trap and release it elsewhere. The trap was closed when I went by the first evening, but it was empty and had just been closed for the day. I noticed that most people have dogs. That also helps keep the bears away.
Updated Sep 9, 2007
As you are walking up north Main Street, you will see the small bay where the City Dock is located. The M/V Tustumena ferry docks there. Lookout Point is on the other side of the bay. I think it has a small lighthouse. Wish I knew the name of the snow-capped mountain in the background of that pic.
Written Sep 9, 2007
Favorite thing: The large tides not only affect the harbor but also Seldovia Slough and places up the slough like Fish Creek. When the tide goes out it can trap salmon in the water holes that are left.
Written Sep 8, 2007