Inspiration Ridge Preserve Guided Hikes!

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Book a 1.5 hour Guided Hike
Or go for a longer 3 hour hike to different and exciting areas of the IRP


Inspiration Ridge Preserve is a stunning mosaic of forest, bogs, meadows, ponds, and creeks. Stewarded with love for decades by Nina Faust and Ed Bailey and now managed by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. IRP is over 693 acres of essential wildlife habitat. Naturalist led hikes on well-maintained trails offer opportunities to learn about the history of IRP, the amazing animals using this habitat and wildlife corridor and the unique natural history of the area.

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Creatures of the Dock Tours





Take a tour of the amazing intertidal life right under your feet at Homer Harbor docks. Based out of the CACS Yurt on the Spit, a trained naturalist will guide you through an incredible exploration of invertebrate life living on and around the Homer Harbor Docks. Creatures of the Dock tour leave from the yurt on Homer Spit at the entrance to Ramp 2, Homer Harbor, 1 and 3 pm. June - August. Schools and other organized groups of all ages can arrange a tour from April - October, with a time suited to your needs. 

Creatures of the Dock tour is the most fun you can have on the Homer Spit for $10! Fun for the whole family.

Program Length: 1 hour

Program Dates: June- August, tour at 1pm & 3pm                                        

Groups April-October, tour times to suit your needs.

Program Price: $10 per participant, $25 for family of 4-6

How to Book: Please pre register for your Creatures of the Dock Tour - space is limited to 8 people per tour in 2020. On the day of your tour, please arrive at the CACS Yurt on the Spit 15 minutes prior to tour time. You can also call 235-6667 to book the tour or to arrange for tours for schools and other organized groups.

This Creatures of the Dock Activity Guide will enhance your visit with us and is available when participating in a Creatures of the Dock tour.

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