As more people across the US look to relocate, many people have dreamed of living in Alaska. There are many great reasons to move to Kenai, Alaska, but most people don’t know where to begin. Although many people already living in Alaska know about Kenai, those from the Lower 48 still have questions about what …
Life In Kenai
Whether you’re an Alaska native or you’re looking for the perfect new location to lay down your forever roots, residents here will tell you that Kenai is the best place to raise a family in Alaska. Here, kids enjoy all the benefits of a small, family-friendly community, without losing the perks that living in a city provides.
From the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the belugas in the Cook Inlet, Kenai has ideal opportunities for Alaska wildlife viewing. Keep your eyes peeled as you never know when you might see moose ambling down the street. And it’s not uncommon to see brown bears and black bears wandering through natural areas in and around to
Each spring Kenai welcomes the return of beluga whales in the Kenai River. These critically endangered sea creatures travel in pods, singing the songs of the sea. Nicknamed “the canaries of the sea”, the beluga is extremely vocal, with a range of sounds from moos, to squeals, to clicks and chirps, and everything in between.
Go fly a kite… in Kenai at the annual Kenai Kite Festival. This tradition “lifted off” into the breeze beginning in the summer of 2019 when a group of locals decided that the breezy banks in Kenai were the perfect place for a kite flying party. The community caught on – Walmart offered free small kite kits, and locals tried their hand at unique homemade designs ranging from dragons to pirate ships – and everything in between.
Tucked away off Beaver Loop Rd in Kenai, Alaska is Cunningham Park, where visitors can enjoy fishing the Kenai River, taking a stroll along the boardwalk, or enjoying a summertime picnic. With restrooms built and ample parking, the park offers some convenient comforts for visitors who want to experience scenic views of the Kenai River and nearby mountain ranges.
Nestled in the furthest northwest corner of the Kenai Peninsula sits the Captain Cook State Recreation Area, a large slice of park land located just 14 miles north of Kenai. The park encompasses an area that equals 3,460 acres which is covered with forests, lakes, streams, and beautiful beaches that abut the Cook Inlet.