Bishop Beach on Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska
A walk along Bishop Beach on the Kachemak Bay south of Homer is a nice relaxing walk. And at low tide, you have plenty of beach to explore with expansive views of the mountains across the bay.
LIke any beach, there’s no set trail. Just wander at will. There can be tide pools and temporary rivers flowing caused by the tide.
Dress warmly! Even when I went in early June, I wore a winter coat, hiking boots and a stocking cap… And I was still happy to get to a nearby coffee shop for some warmth after!
Two Lakes Trail in Seward, Alaska
Two Lakes Trail in the town of Seward is a quick, easy and scenic walk suitable for all ages. The full trail is less than one mile, with little elevation change, is well-maintained and easy to follow, and loops around back to your starting point.
But easy doesn’t mean boring. The name doesn’t lie – the trail winds around two lakes, the first at the trailhead at the south point and the second at the north end. A small waterfall cascades down the imposing Mount Marathon from the west toward the north lake and makes for a perfect backdrop for photos.
Pine trees and moss fill your view with green, but watch out for the dreaded Devil’s Club plant! It’s fascinating to look at, but don’t touch its spikes!