Foraging Alaska-Style

When we weren’t out fishing or crabbing, I remember picking wild blueberries and snipping fiddlehead ferns as a child growing up in Glacier Bay National Park. The bounty that Alaska has to offer is mind-boggling and most of the time, the scenery in which you are harvesting is beautiful beyond belief.

Our kids loved being part of the dining experience by digging clams, picking mussels, and trying their hand at fishing while we stayed at Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge. The lodge makes it easy by providing waterproof pants, hip boots, and all the gear you’ll need to participate in some good old-fashioned Alaskan foraging.

If you aren’t in a hunting and gathering mood, you may want to ask a guide to take you over to the nearby artist community of Halibut Cove by boat. Or they are happy to simply take you out on the water to view wildlife around the Bay. Common Murre, Eagles, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, and Puffins are just a few of the birds we saw and a lovely pair of Sea Otters kept popping up as well.


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