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Glacier Bay National Park

In the panhandle of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park has snow-capped mountain ranges rising to over 15,000 feet, coastal beaches with protected coves, deep fjords, tidewater glaciers, and freshwater lakes. It is best known for its massive glaciers, which have been scouring the area for more than 100,000 years. It is also known for its variety of wildlife from humpback, Minke, and killer whales, soaring bald eagles, and moose and bears, which are frequently seen "dog paddling" across the bay. Many visitors see the park from huge cruise ships; National Park Service naturalists board such ships to lead a day-long tour of the bay. The park is also a favorite spot for sea kayaking; several inlets are closed to motorized vessels, making them ideal places for a peaceful getaway in the wilderness. Current Internet Travel Offers for Glacier Bay NP...

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