Tern Lake Junction to Homer – 142 Miles
The Sterling Highway runs through the western side of the Kenai Peninsula and for much of goes right along the western coast offering a very scenic drive. It leads to some of the best fishing spots in Alaska. The popular Kenai Peninsula is known as “Alaska’s Playground.” For a glimpse of Russian America history in an old-world setting, visit the quaint town of Ninilchik. Wildlife sightings are not uncommon and there is a healthy moose population on the Kenai Peninsula.
The highway is completely paved and in sections has passing lanes. There are many pullouts for slower vehicle to allow for traffic to pass by.
The route ends at Homer Spit which extends 4.5 miles into Kachemak Bay on a narrow strip of land.