A Day in Rabbit Creek Park, Anchorage, AK

    On a crisp and comfortable summer morning in Rabbit Creek Park at 4:30 a.m., the sun will rise over the snow-capped mountains in the east. A person can do many things on a summer day here in Rabbit Creek. This is the Land of the Midnight Sun and the sun will not disappear over the Chickaloon Bay in the west until 11:30 p.m.

    It is hard to be busy all day because this is the land of the midnight sun, and sunset is not until 11:30 pm which is a long day. In Rabbit Creek Park, the sun sets over the sparkling Chickaloon Bay. Here’s a collection of activities you and yours can participate in during a day at Rabbit Creek Park:

    Safe cycling, walking and running

    Runners, cyclists and hikers are comfortable all summer with an average high temperature of 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Groomed bike trails and walking paths are everywhere. Here, in Rabbit Creek, the auto has no more status than pedestrians and cyclists. Cycling is a safe and fun activity for all ages.

    A (Long) Day in Rabbit Creek Park, Anchorage, AKSouth Anchorage Farmers Market

    The South Anchorage Farmers Market is a neighbor of Rabbit Creek Park. Pedal over to the farmers market for giant tomatoes and heads of lettuce which are plentiful in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Be sure to get a bouquet of Dahlias. The blossoms are as big as dinner plates.

    Breakfast

    The cycling and shopping will work up an appetite. Cycle over to the Snow City Café on 4th St for a reindeer sausage omelet and crab Benedict.

    Break Time

    Upon returning home from produce shopping and breakfast, it is time to take a break. Summer in Rabbit Creek is almost always sunny and comfortable. Perfect for spreading out a blanket and resting up before a night on the town which will be very late because the sun does not sent until 11:30 p.m.

    Remember, Alaska has its own time zone. ADT is one hour earlier than PDT and four hours earlier than EDT.

    Neighborhood Drive

    Rabbit Creek Park Neighborhood has homes with garages large enough for airplanes. Drive around and look at the oddity. Many of the homes in Rabbit Creek also have docks because of their lake frontage. It is very common for the locals to be both airline pilots and boat captains.

    Night time

    On the way to dinner and dancing in downtown Anchorage, enjoy the art walk which is near many great restaurants and clubs.

    Nature Lovers Paradise

    Rabbit Creek Park is the nature lover’s paradise. Most of the community has unobstructed views of Snow covered mountains to the east and Chickaloon Bay to the west. Nearby is Potters Marsh, a bird watching site with a 1,550-foot boardwalk.

    There are mounted telescopes and binoculars to view bald eagles, marsh birds and animals that would thrive in a marsh setting. Because the land of the midnight sun has very little daylight other times of the year, most trails in public parks are lighted. Just watch out for moose and bears.

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