With just a 10- to 15-minute drive out of Seward, you can hike up close to Exit Glacier and experience the dense blue ice while listening to it crackle. Walk the lower trail (a gentle half mile) to get a good photo in front of the glacier face.
The upper trail provides an overlook, as if you’re standing right on the glacier. You can see the changes in vegetation with the gradual melting of the glacier, and note the signs pointing out the glacier’s reach in years past.
The Trail Lakes are two lakes on the lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The lakes are near the town of Moose Pass and adjacent to the Seward Highway. They are noted for being the home of a large salmon hatchery owned by the state of Alaska and operated by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association. The fish hatched at this facility are released into streams and lakes at various points on the peninsula, and are also the source of the salmon runs at the “fishing hole” on the Homer Spit.