Those in search of a great wildlife outing while visiting Alaska will want to plan a trip to Bear Glacier in Seward. This is the largest glacier from the Harding Icefield. Its presence has created a deep lake that measures three miles by three miles. The glacier creates large icebergs that rise from this lake. Tours of the area are available by canoe, water taxi, helicopter, and kayak, all of which will get you up close and person with the icebergs. Helicopter rides provide the most spectacular views and also allow you a great view of the wildlife in the area, including the collection of puffin birds that make this area home. Both amateur and expert geologists will love exploring this area. Features include moraines and kettles, as well as activities like rafting, bird watching, photography, berry picking, beach combing, hunting, and hiking. Visitors should use caution when traveling in the area due to the unfamiliar terrain and the extensive wildlife that roams the area including wolves, bear, coyotes, marmots, and wolverine. You may also catch glimpses of waterfowl, shorebirds, and harbor seals. The plentiful salmon in the area waterways attract the wildlife and make this a great destination for Alaskan sport fishing. Bear Glacier provides a truly Alaskan experience.
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