Wrangell Narrows and Petersburg

Several trails around town have recently been completed and upgraded allowing exercise or a stroll in the woods. Raven’s Roost, which starts from Sandy Beach, is a beautiful gravel path for the easy to moderate hiker. The Hungry Point Trail, a gravel-path through the muskeg (peat bog), connects the ballpark to Sandy Beach Road.

Sandy Beach has shelters available for picnics and family fun. The park features a full-sized playground, a stunning view of the Frederick Sound and Coast Mountains and beachside trail.

The Coastal Bike Path from the ferry terminal south to Scow Bay encompasses approximately 3 miles of paved walkways with excellent scenery and easy riding or walking for all. The Bike Path is located on the water side of the road.

Petersburg’s harbors are home to a large fleet of fishing boats equipped for harvesting salmon, halibut, black cod, shrimp and several species of crab. Recent renovations and upgrades to Petersburg’s three harbors allow for more docking of the growing fishing fleet and space for small cruise ships and many pleasure boats. The completion of the drive down dock and bulkhead make the Harbor world class.

Outlook Park, about halfway between Hungry Point and Sandy Beach, has a unique shelter overlooking Frederick Sound. Built by a local shipwright, it has the look of the inside of a longboat or some think perhaps the ribs of a whale. The shelter has telescopes for viewing wildlife, the mainland mountain range, icy glaciers and beautiful Devil’s Thumb. Interpretive signs with excellent information are mounted within the shelter. The surrounding area has been landscaped by the Parks and Recreation Dept. and includes a covered shelter and table and restrooms.

A recent addition to Mountain View Manor, senior housing, had doubled the size of the facility and now also provides assisted living residences.