With over 400 species of land and marine wildlife, Tongass National Forest provides matchless opportunities to see eagles, bears, spawning salmon and species that are endangered elsewhere in the United States, such as the brown bear and bald eagle.
The Tongass National Forest covers most of Southeast Alaska and the Inside Passage, and offers an astounding view of ‘wild’ Alaska; lush rainforests, magnificent glaciers and icefields, mountains, waterways and thousands of islands. 8.5 million hectares in size, it is the earth’s largest remaining temperate rainforest.
The area offers a host of activities, from dog-sledding on a glacier, hiking through dense forest, alpine meadow or on a ‘boardwalk’ trail through peat bogs to sailing, canoeing, kayaking or cruising salt water fjords and its myriad waterways. Plus, of course, opportunities to watch bear, whales or birds in their natural settings. A visit to Tongass is a truly Alaskan experience.
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