Kachemak Bay State Park – Homer, Alaska

Kachemak Bay State Park, Homer, Alaska

During our week in Homer, we spent one day hiking Kachemak State Park. Accessible only by boat from the Homer Spit, it’s well worth a day trip, or longer stay if possible. We saw sea lots of sea otters floating on their backs on the way across. Hiked Glacier Spit trail to Grewingk Glacier. Really nice trail, but very flat and easy. Only about 4 miles long. Glacier lake was pretty with lots of blue icebergs. Hiked out to the sea and tried to go back up a Ridge Trail, but immediately ran into a big black bear eating berries. It wasn’t afraid of us and wasn’t moving away from the trail, so we went back after waiting 20-30 mins. This island foliage was very tropical. Made you feel a bit like you were hiking in Hawaii. The boat ride was $80 each. Overall, I’d say this was a worthwhile day trip. I’d suggest you spend a few days camping or staying on the island if you have more than a few days to spend in Homer.

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Lauren is a 'digital nomad' (for lack of a less obnoxious term) who works, lives, and travels out of her truck camper with her partner, Patrick, and dog, Odin, the one-eyed Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. She started TravelSages in the summer of 2013, and has since founded a digital marketing consultancy, called LyteYear, and a sustainability brand, called RePrint. Before moving into her tiny mobile home, Lauren lived in Chicago for 6 years, pursued two graduate degrees, studied abroad at Oxford, worked for a summer in Hong Kong, and traveled to various countries in between. She has a mildly unhealthy love of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Netflix, and breweries with good New England IPAs.

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