Turnagain Arm

The arm draws its name for British explorer James Cook, who was forced to “turn again” when the waterway didn’t hold the fabled Northwest Passage during his 1778 voyage.

There’s no path through the continent, but there are plenty of reasons to go down the arm. Recognized as National Scenic Byway, the Seward Highway is a drive that is a destination too. Turnouts at Beluga Point, Windy Corner or Bird Point are perfect spots to view the Kenai and Chugach mountains and spot beluga whales and Dall sheep.

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