Activities on the Kenai Peninsula

The top outdoor activities on the Kenai start right outside your door

From your base at A Hiada-way, you’ll have access to some of Alaska’s best outdoor activities. It’s central location puts guests in striking distance of some of the most exciting destinations on the Kenai Peninsula, including Soldotna (15-20 min.), Kenai (15-20 min.), Homer (60 miles), Seward (2 hrs.), and Cooper Landing (1 hr.). That means whether you want to hike, float, fish, shop, fly, or anything else, you’re in the right place!

Explore Alaska’s playground

Wildlife viewing

There are great opportunities to view wildlife on the property and in the surrounding area. Visitors may be interested in whale watching or glacier viewing tours, both available in Seward. Bear viewing and flight seeing day trips are available out of Nikiski, Soldotna, and Homer.

Whale watching

Embark on a whale watching tour out of Seward and search for orcas, humpbacks, and grey whales in Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska.

Marine animal viewing

From the decks of a Kenai Fjords tour ship in Resurrection Bay, enjoy spotting Alaska marine life such as otters, seals, puffins, sea lions, whales, and more.

Bear viewing

Hop on a flight-seeing flight out of Homer across the Cook Inlet to view grizzly bears in their natural habitat in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park.

Get outside

Hike, bike, or paddle

Hiking path through the mountains towards a glacier.

Hiking

The Kenai Peninsula is home to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park and parts of the Chugach National Forest. There are maintained hiking trails suitable for all hiking abilities. Cooper Landing, just an hour plus from A Hiada-way, is a top destination for hikers with trails like Skyline Trail, Russian River Falls, Crescent Lake, Skilak Lake Lookout, and more. Many of our guests enjoy beach walks closer to home – there are miles and miles of Cook Inlet beach just a few minutes from your door at A Hiada-way, and on a clear day, the views can’t be beat! Soldotna also has well-maintained hiking trails at Tsalteshi Trails that are dog and bike friendly.

Biking Down Gravel Road

Biking

Bicycle rentals are available in Soldotna and Homer. You can rent a fat bike and ride the beach or bike around the neighborhood. Several area trails are also suited to biking. In Cooper Landing, the Crescent Lake Trail and Resurrection Pass are two mountain biker favorites. Closer to home, Soldotna has beautiful mountain biking for all levels at Tsalteshi Trails. For great paved biking, the Unity Trail is a loop that connects Soldotna and Kenai. It’s great for walking, running, jogging, biking, and more.

Canoer on Waterfowl Lake in the Swanson Lake Canoe area of the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

Paddling

Numerous lakes and rivers in the area are great for canoeing, kayaking, or rafting. You can book a guided trip and float the scenic Upper Kenai River, or you can do a multi-day canoe trip on the scenic Swanson River from Sterling to Nikiski. Canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, and raft rentals are available in Sterling.

 

A Hiada-way is located just 5 miles from Johnson Lake State Recreation Area. Camping, fishing for rainbow trout, canoeing, and walking are popular activities here.

Fly-outs

There are float planes that take you to the wilderness grounds where guides steer you to the abundant fish. Bear viewing in Alaska is also a popular float plane trip.