Explore the Outdoors in Fairbanks This Winter

The temperature certainly has dropped here in Fairbanks! Doesn’t it seem like we just recently had to come up with ways to keep cool in the unusual heat wave we had this summer? Before you know it the holidays will be upon us, and days spent basking in the summer sun will seem like a distant memory. If you recently decided to buy a home in Fairbanks, you’re in for a treat this winter. To give you an idea of what lies ahead in the recreation department during the colder months, take a look at our favorite outdoor activities below.

Hiking
If you’re prepared to brave the winter elements, there are some scenic opportunities for hiking in Fairbanks. The Chena River Recreation Area has miles of maintained trails where you can take a walk or go for a run with a panoramic view of the Alaskan wilderness.

Snowmobiling
Cruising through the Alaskan wilderness on a snowmobile is a thrilling way to experience the outdoors in Fairbanks. The White Mountains National Recreation Area is located just one hour outside of Fairbanks and has more than 200 miles of trails to explore.

Nordic Skiing
The Birch Hill Recreation Area is home to a number of cross-country ski trails where Fairbanks residents and visitors can enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. The area is free to access and is open to the public.

Ice Fishing
If you’ve never tried ice fishing, spend a day learning the old native skill from an experienced guide. Day tours are available through 1st Alaska Outdoor School. There’s nothing more satisfying that catching and eating your own dinner – if only for one night.

If you thought summer in Fairbanks was beautiful, just wait until the snow really starts to fall this winter. Once you decide to buy a home in Fairbanks, you’ll realize how different life is in the Alaskan wilderness – in a good way! If at any point you have questions as you begin your journey through the Alaskan real estate market, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

At Madden Real Estate, our Customer Experience Staff will be happy to address any inquiries or concerns you have about your transition into life in Alaska. Not to mention, our team of Buyer Specialists will stand by your side through every step of the home buying process from knowing up-to-the-minute financing information to being an expert in writing contracts and negotiating purchases and repairs.

We look forward to hearing from you when the time is right!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com 

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