McGrath Vacations

Like so many locations around Alaska, McGrath may be lacking in total population when it clocks in at just around five hundred residents; but it’s importance as an economic and transportation hub is anything but small. Located among the Kuskokwim Mountains, on the south shore of the river with the same name, McGrath is an important connecting city ... Read more
between southwestern and central Alaska. This city started out as a mining basecamp. In 1940 the United States FAA constructed an airstrip and communications complex in the area assuring that this tiny town would have a reason to be opperating all alone out there in the western portion of central alaska. Today, visitors enjoy the typical Alaskan winter sports including the iditirod, which passes close by the city during it’s yearly approximately thousand mile long cours. The river, when not clogged with ice, provides excelent fishing and rafting oppertunities for both visitors and locals. This tiny gem of a city is a great example of how life life thrives in Alaska, despite of nature’s inhospility.


Anybody but an Eskimo would probably choose to head to Alaska in the summer, when nights are loooong and the temperatures are more, shall we say, welcoming (around 70F in Anchorage). However, winter in Alaska ... Read more
is ripe for discovery, with activities like dogsledding in droves and the opportunity to see the fabled Northern Lights adorning the night sky. Just pack your hat and gloves, as you can expect temperatures not to rise above freezing for your entire visit.

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