A lot of times when you are traveling of living in an area, you need a quiet outdoor place for a picnic or afternoon stroll. The McHugh Creek Recreation Area in Girdwood, Alaska offers this for visitors and residents of the area. McHugh is located about 5 miles south of the Potter's Marsh Bird Sanctuary. This makes it a quiet, relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors of Alaska without having to worry too much about unexpected adventures. There is a waterfall in the area, as well as the Potter Section House which is a historic site. This pull-off area has been renovated recently. It is a great place to stop during a long ride and you can grab a few quick photos before moving on, or stick around and enjoy the views. There is a multi-level viewing area that offers telescope views of beluga whales, bald eagles, and dall sheep living in the wild. One of the major thrills of the area is the ability to view bore tides, which are walls of water that can measure 6-feet high. There is also a one mile hiking trail that leads to the waterfall. A few picnic tables dot the area, making it the perfect spot to have a snack and enjoy the view while taking a break from your travels.
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