Experience Alaska

Some people spend their lives dreaming of a trip to Alaska. From misty islands in Alaska’s panhandle to the tundra covered plains of the Arctic Refuge, there is much to see.

Things to do

In Alaska you can pursue a dizzying array of outdoor activities from sea kayaking to salmon fishing. We've pulled together a few ideas to get you started. 

Where to go

By far the largest state in the nation, Alaska requires most travelers to choose one or two regions to visit on a single trip. Fortunately, each region offers abundant beauty and wild landscapes. Depending on where you go, you’re likely to see loads of wildlife. 

When to go

The midnight sun makes summer a glorious time to visit Alaska, but don't forget other seasons have their charms as well. 

 

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

  • Max Greenberg

    The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

    But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.