Haines: The Adventure Capital of Alaska
Haines is a popular stop for RVers traveling between the Yukon and Alaska—with its combination of history, culture, scenery and adventure, there’s something for everyone.
Located at the northern end of Southeast Alaska, Haines sits on the shores of the northern Lynn Canal, the deepest, longest fjord in North America. Haines is surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Fishing, rafting, kayaking, boating and guided nature walks are just some of the activities available.
Haines retains the character and charm of small-town Alaska while still hosting a range of interesting museums (including the Hammer Museum, dedicated to preserving the history of man’s first tool) and a thriving arts community. You can see demonstrations by native carvers and artists at Alaska Indian Arts, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and continuation of traditional native craft and culture.
The Haines Highway between miles 18 and 24 is a main viewing area for eagle watchers. Bald eagles are attracted to the area by the availability of spawned-out salmon and open waters in late fall and winter on the flats of the Chilkat River.
Getting to Haines is an adventure in itself. The Haines Highway is both a State and a National Scenic Byway and is one of the most spectacular drives in North America, with high peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes along the entire route.
Be it hiking, fishing, wildlife, arts & culture, or sipping from our award winning brewery and distillery…in Haines, your adventure awaits!