One of Sitka’s unique qualities is its natural beauty and how that is artistically expressed. Sitka, Alaska is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and culturally rich history and community, including twenty-two sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you are visiting by ship, plane or passing through on the ferry, we hope you enjoy this special place.
Sitka, Alaska is located in one of the few temperate rainforests in the world. The Tongass National Forest spreads over 17 million acres. Venture into the dense woods to glimpse grizzly bears, bald eagles, wild salmon and an array of plants only found here.
The wild country of the Tongass National Forest surrounds Sitka on three sides with the Pacific Ocean on the fourth. A well developed trail system begins with a 10 minute walk from downtown Sitka that will put you on the fringe of true wilderness.
Two excellent resources for hiking Sitka are the Forest Sitka Ranger District and Sitka Trail Works.
Step back in time by visiting the Sitka History Museum. Dive into Alaska Native heritage and learn about the Russian and Tlingit impact on Sitka by exploring St. Michael’s Cathedral and the Sitka National Historic Park.
One of Sitka, Alaska’s unique qualities is it’s natural beauty and how that is artistically expressed. The Community is alive with arts, culture and celebrations all year round.
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