Things To Do
During your drive around the Golden Circle, you will be surrounded by pristine glacial waters and craggy mountains that offer visitors the opportunity to define their own adventure and is truly a magnet for anyone who loves outdoor activities whether it's hiking, fishing, hunting, kayaking, skiing, or wildlife viewing, all are here for you to discover.
Fall & Winter
· Glacial waters run clear in the fall with fisherman gathering to the shores of the rivers to cast for Coho and Chum Salmon.
·Fall colors of red, orange and yellow cover the scenery and the bears become more active, and eagles start flocking to feed on the salmon.
· Activities abound from skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmachining right out the back door or your adventure can take you further to the roadless snow-laden terrain and fresh powder areas only reachable by helicopter, plane or snowcat with our local tour operators playing in those prime locations.
· Trout fishing on the frozen lakes produces a great meal. Share an already drilled hole with a local that may share their secret of catching a keeper.
Spring & Summer
· Campgrounds start opening, which accommodate RV’s and tents alike. You can stay at a state park or stay at a private campground closer to the townsite.
· Plan your visit during an annual event and mingle with the locals, sure to make you a repeat visitor.
· In April or mid-May local marine wildlife, eagles and seabirds start getting active and late May is the best time to capture the bursting colors from the local wildflowers and their fragrance.
· During this season there are increased tours available from land, air, and boat tours covering the inlet, rivers and surrounding area, hook up with a local fishing charter and try your luck.
·Dining and shopping options are open with a wide selection of flavors to choose from along with locally made distilled spirits, brewed suds and hard ciders nearby.
Getting To Haines
There are many different ways to get to Haines, let us help you choose the one that works with your plans.