Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska
Duration 3 hrs
Ride an electric bike inland to Connell Lake while admiring the natural beauty of the surrounding Tongass National Forest. As you will discover during the initial briefing, the electric-enhanced bicycle will boost your pedal power, allowing you to ride farther and negotiate hills with considerably less effort than with a conventional bicycle. It’s only about three miles to the Connell Lake, all of it staggeringly beautiful. Sitka black-tailed deer are commonly seen along this route. The flora is also exceptional, especially the carnivorous sundew plants that consume insects that they trap on their sticky pads. Upon reaching the lake, you will learn how it was created in 1952 by damming several creeks to provide hydroelectric power to the Ketchikan pulp mill. The dam no longer supplies power as the pulp mill closed more than 25 years ago. Before pedaling back, you can relax around a campfire under a canopy of coniferous trees or walk a short nature trail.
• Pedal an electric-enhanced bicycle to and from Connell Lake, a roundtrip of about six miles.
• Gain a historical perspective of the manmade lake, which once powered the Ketchikan pulp mill.
• Learn about the indigenous flora and fauna from the naturalist guide.
• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.
- Adult from: C226.41 CAD
- Child from: C213.76 CAD