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When the weather permits, we usually get a fire going in the fire pit by the lake. It’s a great place to relax, relive the day, and watch the eagles, ducks, and swans or, occasionally, the beavers, moose, and bear that we call neighbors.

 Boating and Fishing. While you’re here, please feel free to grab the canoe or a paddle boat so you can explore Scotty Lake. Just let us know ahead of time and we’ll outfit you with paddles and personal floatation devices. If you have an Alaska fishing license, you can fish and maybe land a salmon, pike or trout. If you’d like to obtain an Alaska fishing license, we can provide the information to do so. It’s easy!

   Guided Hunting and Fishing-let us know your guide needs-we can assist you in arranging for a guide and give you licensing information as well.

 Dog sledding-summer or winter sled rides are available in the area.

   Snow machining-the network of snow machine trails can be accessed just outside our door. Once you’re suited up, climb aboard and head off across the lake to connect with the “East-West Express” trail system just a few miles north of us. Click snowmachine video to see some snow machine fun at North Country B&B.

 Flight seeing-see this beautiful land from the air with a flight seeing tour that can include a glacier landing. We can help you set it up.

   Aurora Borealis/Northern Light viewing- earliest viewing begins in late August, when the sky begins to get dark again as summer turns to fall. Winter and Spring afford the best opportunities for viewing this amazing light display. We have the perfect location to enjoy viewing and photographing the aurora borealis. Take a look at these amazing photos by Ed Boudreau, a professional photographer from Anchorage, who often spends time with us.


In addition to all of the above-mentioned activities, here are some more ideas:

 January/February: Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival. Willow Winter Carnival. Tesoro Iron Dog Snow Machine Race. “Fur Rondy”/Fur Rendezvous Iditarod Days Festival.

   March/April: Iditarod-The Last Great Race on Earth-Ceremonial start and official restart. Trapper Creek Cabin Fever Reliever. Sitkine River Migratory Bird & Garnet Festival.

 May/June: Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon. Big Lake Summer Solstice. Festival Flattop Mountain Hike (3,510 feet). BP’s Midnight Sun Festival. Arctic Thunder Air Show.

   July/August: Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow. Moose Dropping Festival. Old Timer’s Picnic. Bear Paw Festival. Alaska State Fair. Talkeetna Blue Grass Festival.

 September/October: Alaska Meadery Equinox Competition. Talkeetna Beer Festival.

   November/December: Talkeetna Winterfest/Bachelor Auction/Wilderness Woman Contest.