Fall in Alaska. It’s a glorious time of year. The weather is cooler. The leaves are turning amazing colors. The weather is usually amazing- cool, but still warm enough to get outside and enjoy the outdoors before winter comes. Check out these 5 great Things to Do in Alaska in September.
Things to Do in Alaska in September
Boating in Homer
The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival is happening the first few days of September. There will be lots of wooden boats to see, workshops to do, boat building, a dance, and so much more! If you have a wooden boat, be sure to bring it along to show off!
Rubber Ducks and Bathtubs in Nome
Be sure to head to Nome on Labor Day for the Great Bath Tub Race and Rubber Duck Race! Too much fun to miss! The Rubber Duck Race is a fund raiser for the Rotary Club with a chance for you to win big! (Supposedly you don’t even have to be in Nome to buy and ticket and maybe win cash!)
Blueberries on the Aleutian Chain
On the last Sunday in September, the city of Unalaska comes together to celebrate all things blueberry at the Blueberry Bash! Just think of any and every way to eat blueberries and this is your place! Can you imagine being a judge at this tasty event? Sign me up!
Go Berry Picking
Even if you can’t make it to Unalaska, there are still lots of places in Alaska to go berry picking! Raspberries are just about over, but now is the time to get your blueberries, cranberries– both low and high bush, juniper berries, crow berries… Alaska is by no means short on wild berries!
Sure it may be getting colder, but this is the perfect time of year to head north. The colors on the Tundra are AMAZING. The burning reds, glowing orange, and bright yellows make the landscape almost look like it’s on fire. It’s a great time to look for wildlife preparing for the long winter ahead too.
Just because Summer is over, it doesn’t mean there isn’t still a lot of amazing things to do in Alaska! Get out and enjoy it!
Don’t forget to check out 50 Cheap Things to Do in Alaska all Year ‘Round!