Are you a competitive swimmer? This summer, on July 28th, Sitka will host the "Change Your Latitude, 57˚ North Open Water Challenge" This event remains the northernmost open ocean race in the United States, featuring a combined 10k/6k/3k/1k open water swim in Sitka Sound. 2024 registration is open now! @changeyourlatitudeswim
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Sitka`s muskegs provide unique ecosystems where sphagnum moss carpets the landscape and intricate networks of wetlands support a diverse array of plant and animal life. These boggy expanses play a crucial role in water filtration, carbon sequestration, and habitat preservation, offering a fascinating glimpse into the ecological richness of Alaska`s costal forests.
Baranof Realty, established in 1984, partnered with Keller Williams in 2021, offering top-notch real estate services in Sitka. From residential to luxury island properties they`ve got you covered. As Sitka`s largest property manager, Baranof Keller Williams Realty will handle all your leasing needs.
Sitka`s unique tree population is dominated by the Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Yellow Cedar, and the Sitka Alder species. These towering giants not only shape the landscape, but also provide vital habitats for local wildlife and contribute to the unique ecosystem of Alaska`s temperate rainforests. 🌲🌲🌲
Do you enjoy fishing? The abundant waters of Sitka Sound are renowned for their world-class fishing opportunities. Whether you`re chasing after prized salmon, halibut, or rockfish, the ocean surrounding Sitka offers anglers an unforgettable adventure in one of Alaska`s premier fishing destinations.
May 28th-June 23rd - 53rd Sitka Summer Music Festival - @sitkamusicfestival July 1st 11:30am-2pm - Bowls Bowls Bowls - @beofbraveheart July 28th 8am-5pm - Change Your Latitude, 57˚ North Open Water Challenge - @changeyourlatitudeswim
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Sitka`s extensive network of trails offers a diverse range of landscapes from dense rainforests to stunning coastal views. With options suitable for all skill levels, these trails provide opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife spotting, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of Alaska`s Tongass National Forest.🚶♂️🌲🚴♀️
Sitka’s Cross Trail, a 2.5-mile scenic route winding through the heart of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, stretches across town and is home to many spectacular views and locals walking their dogs. It’s a beautiful, simple trail if you want to easily immerse yourself in nature.
Sitka`s ravens, celebrated for their intelligence, are key players in both the town`s ecosystem and the Tlingit culture. Revered as symbols of wisdom, creation, and the "trickster" in Tlingit mythology, these birds shape the environment while captivating residents and visitors with their fascinating behavior.
The views from Sitka’s Castle Hill are stunning! From its ancient Tlingit origins to the Russian fortification of Fort Archangel Michael, and the pivotal moment of the American flag’s raising in 1867, this historic landmark in Sitka encapsulates centuries of Alaskan history and cultural exchange.
Repost from @westmarksitka . The Westmark Sitka Hotel is nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of the region. This hotel offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and authentic Alaskan hospitality. It`s a perfect place for you to rest on your trip to Sitka!
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Did you know the John O`Connell Bridge was built to link Baranof Island to Japonski Island in 1971, replacing the old ferry service that used to run between the two islands? Named after former mayor John W. O`Connell, it spans 1,255 feet with a main span of 450 feet, boasting the US` first vehicular cable-stayed girder design. You can get a perfect view of the bridge right from Sitka`s Castle Hill. Now the bridge provides easy access to the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Coast Guard Air Station, SEARHC Hospital, and Mount Edgecumbe Highschool over on Japonski Island!
Imagine yourself relaxing on this bench at Totem Park in Sitka. Here, you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural history with totem poles, each telling a unique story of the Indigenous peoples of Southeast Alaska. It is a serene spot to connect with nature and history.