Watchable wildlife, especially migrating and nesting waterfowl, offer great viewing opportunities from the boardwalk at Potter Marsh. Courting displays, nesting behavior and baby ducklings and goslings getting their first taste of marsh life occur in full view. Gulls and terns, small mammals and spawning salmon appear in season. Moose or bears are less predictable. Bring binoculars for the best views and a camera to record your sightings.
A dozen miles south of downtown Anchorage on the Seward Highway, the city drops behind as a magnificent view of Turnagain Arm and surrounding mountains suddenly appears. From there to the Portage Glacier turnoff, this scenic byway traverses 40 miles of truly spectacular scenery with a variety of watchable wildlife and myriad recreational opportunities.
Motor coach tours are available from Anchorage. Alaska Railroad trains connect Anchorage and Seward and shuttle passengers and vehicles between Portage and Whittier for access to Prince William Sound. If you are driving and have more time, continue on to Turnagain Pass and the Kenai Peninsula.