Why Now is the Time to Drop Everything and Visit Alaska

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With summer in full swing, for those who want to experience spectacular wilderness scenery there are few better places in America than the 49th state. Now truly is the time to drop everything and visit Alaska, where you can enjoy longer days with more sunlight than any other state – and, many other places in the world. Pictured above, Bald Mountain Air takes visitors to Brooks, the most famous place in Katmai to see bears. While relatively few people live in Alaska, significant populations of wildlife do exist here.

In addition to bears, you’re likely to spot moose, bald eagles, caribou, orca as well as a host of other marine life and much more.

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Glaciers

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There are over 100,000 glaciers in Alaska, and Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, located in southeast Alaska, is home to more than 50 named glaciers, including seven tidewater glaciers that flow down to the sea.

Flight-seeing

Bear Glacier Point in the Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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For the very best views of some of the state’s most magnificent landscapes, a flight-seeing tour is a must. At Kenai Fjords National Park, an incredible in-air adventure on a small planes will allow you to take in miles of crystal blue glaciers and gorgeous fjords.

Hiking

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Of course, Alaska is also a hiker’s paradise. Denali National Park is home to a multitude of incredibly scenic trails.