Haines is situated at the upper end of North America’s longest and deepest fjord.
The Tlingit Indians, whose legends speak of migrations from the north, were first to arrive in the Chilkat Valley, home of the Chilkat and Chilkoot tribes. Known for their arts and crafts, their traditions are still recognized and practiced today, like wood carving or story telling.
It grew as a mining supply center during the Klondike Gold Rush.
It is home to the one of the highest concentration of Bald Eagles in North America and it also gives the opportunity to see brown and black bears.
Not to miss in Haines:
* Alaska Indian Arts Center – who offers a daily cultural history and is known for developing the totem pole carving in the area
* Chilkat River Adventure – go for a jet boat tour into the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
* Hiking Trails – … well, Haines is for hikers 😉
* Outdoor Barbecue – camp with friends and share fresh grilled salmon after a day of fishing.
Find out more here: VisitHaines.com
“Explore the road less traveled”