Homer, Alaska - Your gateway to adventure!
- Known as the halibut capital of the world, Homer
rests on the bank of Kachemak Bay, a sheltered arm of lower Cook Inlet,
and is easily accessible by land, air or sea. Once here, visitors
will find snowcapped mountains reaching thousands of feet into the
sky with glaciers winding their way to the ocean below. Salmon and
trout swim in the crystal waters while eagles and seabirds search
for food along the miles of beaches. All of these facets come together
in the surrounding area to create a miniature vision of Alaska's grandeur.
- From fresh and saltwater fishing to charters and
wilderness lodges, visitors will find that Homer has a surprising
array of activities to offer. Art festivals, sport fishing adventures,
hiking and sightseeing are just a few of the exciting things to do
while visiting. Homer also offers a variety of eating and lodging
options that can cater to anyone's needs.
- For the adventurous type, Homer places many trails,
fishing spots and charters at your disposal. Follow a trail up a mountainside
for a stunning view of glaciers and wildlife, or take a sea-kayak
trip across beautiful Kachemak Bay to find your own special hidden
spot. The Alaska experience is yours to enjoy in Homer's backyard.
For those seeking a more relaxed experience, browsing around town
and looking for an Alaska gift for someone back home can be an adventure
in itself. Whatever your pleasure, there is no end to the enjoyment
waiting for you.
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- The town of Homer owes its beginnings to the coal
and gold miners of the late 1800s who came to the area looking for
riches. Although the big strike was not to be found here and these
first settlers eventually moved on, Homer Pennock's name was left
behind as a reminder of what once was. Later, in the 1920s, Homer
began anew. Homesteaders began settling the area and constructing
the community that you find today. Now, just over 4,000 people live
and work in the town of Homer, making it a hub of south-central Alaska's
fishing and tourism businesses.
- These days commercial fishing is the greatest contributor
to the local economy, in excess of $30 million per year. Tourism has
also become a major source of growth and profit for the area with
an influx of many new shops and businesses. Homer also offers modern
hospital facilities, a local museum and a range of media services
such as a newspaper,
radio and current movies. Visitors will find that Homer offers a wide
range of support and service to assist in their traveling.
- Through all your personal adventures we wish you
a wonderful stay were the road ends and the sea begins!
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