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Sterling Highway: South Segment

Follow the Sterling Highway as it plays tag with the Kenai River, to the "End of the Road" in picturesque Homer. The Sterling affords drivers beautiful, natural scenery as well as unlimited recreational opportunities.

Wayside near Homer photo
Wayside near Homer provides views of Kachemak Bay and the volcanoes.
© Alaska Travel Industry Association

Byways Highlights

  • On the drive to Anchor Point, notice four volcanoes across Cook Inlet, which are part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire."
  • Anchor Point is the western most point of the contiguous highway system and home of Anchor River and its wild salmon and steelhead runs.
  • Visit the Homer Spit, the second longest natural spit in the world, where you can go fishing, just for the halibut!
  • Enter the world of seabirds and other marine animals as well as their islands and ocean habitats at the new Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer.

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February

  • Homer Winter Carnival & Parade
    Homer, 907-235-7740

March

  • Winter King Salmon Tournament
    Homer, 907-235-7740

May

  • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
    Homer, 907-235-7740
  • Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival
    Homer, 907-235-2986
  • Kachemak Kayak Fest
    Homer, 907-299-3345

June

  • Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival
    Seldovia, 907-234-7612
  • Homer Art Bike Ride
    Homer, 907-235-4288

July

  • Fourth of July celebrations
    Regionwide

September

  • Oktoberfest
    Homer, 907-235-7721

November

  • ARTrageous Weekend
    Homer, 907-235-7740

December

  • Annual Nutcracker Ballet & Arts Fair
    Homer, 907-235-4288

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Mt. Redoubt photo
View of Mt. Redoubt from the Sterling Highway.
© Chris Arnold

 
2002 Salmon tournament winner photo
Catch of the day!

 

 

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