Though zipline is the name of our game, we know that once our summer season is over, people are looking for other things to do in Juneau! And let me tell you, there’s a lot. A quick peek at Google will tell you all about the geography of our fun city and what to expect once the boats stop coming in, but we have some local advice on activities just for you.
- Go on a hike somewhere new! There are some really cool hikes all around Juneau that can take you a couple of hours or all day if you want! Places like the Perseverance Trail, West Glacier Trail and Outer Point are just a couple of the coolest hikes you can do with people of all ages. If you’re looking for more outdoor trails, be sure to grab a copy of our Juneau trail book, 90 Short Walks Around Juneau. (Hint: there’s way more than 90 in there).
- Find something new to eat! Southeast Alaska is known for its fresh fish and awesome seafood, but did you know we also grow tons of berries and other delicacies? Ask a local where their favorite berry patch is and go investigate! All berries have different seasons, so even in the fall you might get lucky and find something delicious.
- Identify a new plant or animal! Juneau has so many unique plants and animals both in town and out on the hiking trails, make it your mission to identify a new bird or a cool plant you see in your adventures. Don’t forget to let someone know where you are hiking and when you plan on being back and make smart hiking decisions like bringing extra water and a whistle!
- Ask a local! If you run out of ideas or want to experience something new here in Juneau, ask someone you know who lives here or find our Juneau Facebook group, Google is also a great resource for great food and we have trail books aplenty! When you come into town, be ready for a great adventure and be open to learning new things and you’ll have the experience of a lifetime
Any other suggestions for fun things to do in Juneau, let us know in the comments! Have a safe and fun time in Juneau this fall and we’ll see you zipping through the trees again next summer!