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Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Anchorage

(4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Located along the Seward Highway, the wetland area wends its way back toward the mountains from the sea. Park in the nearby lot and go for a stroll around the 472 m (1,550 ft) long boardwalk network raised above the sloughs, estuaries, and swamps, and keep your eyes peeled for eagles, gulls, terns, swans, and more as they scour the area for food. As you walk, take time to admire the natural views of the mountains and bay surrounding you as well. Put Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Anchorage itinerary planner.
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  • The first thing you notice is the quiet serenity. It's a beautiful walk with lots of animals, fish and birds (including an Eagles nest) to view. We walked all through the area and had 2 young kids wit...  more »
  • Good free site near Anchorage for easy walking on boardwalk with observation points. Ducks, eagles, kingfishers and greater yellow legs were our main subjects.. If I lived in the area I would visit of...  more »
  • Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful drive up the coastline. It wasn't on our list of things to do, but while driving home from Homer decided to stop ! So glad we did! We enjoyed the walk and lo...  more »