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Haines is a city located in southeast Alaska in the northern portion of the Alaska Panhandle. It's near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and bills itself as "The Adventure Capital of Alaska." As of 2000, the permanent population of Haines was 1,811. Between October and February, visitors flock to the area for the annual appearance of bald eagles in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. During this time, Haines boasts the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. Haines and the surrounding area is extremely popular for outdoor recreation. Some of the things to do include rafting the Chilkat River and hiking in the Takshanuk Mountains. Fishing is popular at Lutak Inlet and Chilkoot Lake. Lutak Inlet is also frequented by sea lions, seals and orcas, making it a great place for wildlife viewing and photography. In recent years, Haines has become known worldwide for its' heli-skiing opportunities. Places of interest include the Davidson Glacier, and Fort William H. Seward, which is a National Historic Landmark. Cultural attractions in Haines are the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, the Hammer Museum, the Tsirku Canning Company Museum and Alaska Indian Arts, which offers demonstrations by traditional craftspeople. The city of Haines is also home to the Southeast Alaskan State Fair in July and the annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival each November. The Discovery Channel's hit show Gold Rush Alaska is filmed in and around Haines.

Surrounding areas: Skagway, Alaska (16.1 mi)

Haines Vacation Rentals




Haines Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Fort Seward LodgeHaines, AK (907) 766-2009
Wind Valley LodgeState St And 22ND AveSkagway, AK16.1 mi.(907) 983-2236

Haines Weather & Climate

The Southeastern Panhandle of Alaska has a humid continental climate, although it borders on being a subarctic climate. The moderating influence comes from the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Winters are long and moist - cold, but not frigid. January highs are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer and autumn are cool to mild. Snowfall averages 84 inches and occurs mainly from November through March. Yearly rainfall varies, depending on location, but averages between 55 to 90 inches. Spring is the driest season and September and October are the wettest months. Some have described this region as "a cooler version of Seattle."

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 28°F 20°F 4.91 in. -
February 32°F 23°F 4.36 in. -
March 39°F 27°F 3.44 in. -
April 49°F 32°F 2.85 in. -
May 57°F 40°F 1.98 in. -
June 63°F 47°F 1.39 in. -
July 65°F 50°F 1.24 in. -
August 64°F 49°F 2.37 in. -
September 56°F 44°F 5.19 in. -
October 46°F 37°F 7.61 in. -
November 36°F 28°F 5.80 in. -
December 31°F 23°F 4.91 in. -

Haines Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gustavus airport (GST) located about 56 miles south of Haines in Gustavus, Alaska and the Juneau International airport (JNU) located approximately 68 miles south of Haines in Juneau, Alaska.

Haines Attractions

 
Ski Areas
EaglecrestJuneauAK74.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Chilkat State ParkAK2.6 mi. 


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