Haines, Alaska

    With a population approximately 2000, Haines qualifies as a “small town”. But honestly, it’s more than that. It’s simply an awesome small town.

    Haines is also often called the Adventure Capital of Alaska. Visitors and residents alike enjoy all kinds of fun stuff, rafting the Chilkat River, heli-skiing the Takshanuk and Chilkat Mountains outside of town, or exploring the region on foot.

    For me, photographing the most famous of resident, the American Bald Eagle is what brings me here most often.

    Haines is also home to a surprisingly large community of artist. What small town of 2000 people do you know of with over 20 published authors residing there? it’s a vibrant little town that I fall a little deeper in love with every time I return.

    Haines Trips

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    Where to stay

    There are a number of small local B&Bs in the Haines area, as well as a couple of hotels that offer lodging. Our photo tour groups stay at Aspen Suites. For other travelers, a few options include
    Aspen Suites
    Captain’s Choice
    33 mile roadhouse
    Beach Roadhouse
    Lynn View Lodge
    Chilkat Eagle B&B
    Glacier View Lodge


    Tons of places to visit and things to do. A few nearby include

    Glacier Bay NP
    Kluane NP CA
    XC skiing, heliskiing and snowboarding
    Haines Museum
    Hammer Museum
    Alaska Indian Arts


    Mountain Market (best place ever)
    The Chilkat Bakery – Email
    Lighthouse Restaurant – Email
    Fogcutters Bar
    Bamboo Room
    33 Mile Roadhouse

    All have good food. There are also two small grocery stores in town.

    Expeditions Alaska
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