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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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  • If you love Bird watching this is the palce for you. The main issue I see is a major road runs right by it so it doesn't give you a quiet day out.  more »
  • We were here last summer in time for the summer salmon run. They congregate in a pond near the highway, then make their way upstream to spawn. The natural cycle is there before you.  more »
  • 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 »