#Playcation: Ninilchik | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

Have you ever visited Ninilchik, AK? If not, you may want to plan your next #playcation there.

Photo credit: Winter Sunset by-Maureen Todd

Some consider Ninilchik a photographic haven lodged in history and in legend. This town is a fishing community that lives up to its Russian name, "peaceful settlement by a river." You will find that peace here when you look out at the brilliant Alaskan sunset skyline with Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna, which are perched across Cook Inlet.

Photo Credit: @lilyn53 on Instagram.

The flavor of this old Russian fur-trading village still emphasizes its past prominence. The Old Russian Orthodox Church, built-in 1900, and the historic cemetery overlook the entire rustic village of Ninilchik and you can feel the history. The Russian ancestry of this small isolated town in the Kenai Peninsula is well represented in this often-photographed church (photographed above).

Beaches, rivers, and boat launches provide access to Cook Inlet for world-class salmon and halibut fishing.

Photo Credit: Ninilchik Charters

Your #playcation can be full of beauty, history, and fishing! What more can you ask for? Plan your visit to Ninilchik and find more information on the Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce website.