Welcome to Petersburg
Shay Childs has been the Avis Petersburg manager for more than 2 years, and was an agent for 2 years prior. Shay knows all the areas around Petersburg that are great for visitors, which makes her an excellent asset to the customer service team.
Shay can recommend all of the best hiking trails, including Ravens Roost above the airport to the Ravens Roost Cabin, the Three Lakes Loop Road with free paddleboat use, and the waterfalls in the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau. Childs loves to help clients find their favorite trails, and to direct them to other gorgeous natural sites and wonders in areas around Petersburg.
|Address:||Tides Inn Hotel 307 North 1st Street|
|Hours:||7:00 am – 8:00 pm|
The biggest attraction to Petersburg is the wildlife and natural scenery. The calving LeConte Glacier is only 25 miles from town. Hundreds of humpback whales make the Frederick Sound their feeding grounds.
For info on activities and hiking trail maps, visit the Visitor Information Center at the corner of First and Fram Streets. You can also download the Petersburg Visitor’s Guide at www.petersburgpilot.com.
CLAUSEN MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Visit the Clausen Memorial Museum to learn of Petersburg’s rich history. It is also called Little Norway, due to its Scandinavian descent. Petersburg was founded by Norwegian immigrant Peter Buschmann in 1890. The museum is on Main St. 2 blocks from the Tides Inn.
EAGLE ROOST PARK
Eagle Roost Park is on North Nordic Drive about 3 blocks from the Tides Inn. View the Wrangell Narrows from here along with eagles roosting in trees.
Wrangell Narrows is about 4 miles from the Tides Inn at Hungry Point. Along the narrows you may see fishing vessels passing by and also a wide variety of sea mammals, birds and bears near the shore.
SAND BEACH PICNIC AREA
Relax for a day at the Sandy Beach picnic area, about 3 miles from the Tides Inn. This is the site of ancient Alaska native petroglyphs and remnants of prehistoric fish traps.
Outlook Park is about 2 miles from Tides Inn. Binoculars and telescopes are available. A local shipwright built the covered timber-framed shelter, reminiscent of either Norwegian long boats or stave churches.
SONS OF NORWAY HALL
Sons of Norway Hall and Bojer Wikan Fisherman’s Memorial Park are about 5 blocks from the Tides Inn. Come and watch the Leikarring dancers perform Norwegian folk dances in the summer. The hall was built in 1912, originally served as a social lodge and community center.
PETERSBURG MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
The center is about 3 blocks from the Tides Inn and offers learning DVDs and an interactive display.
Petersburg is well known for their local artists, you may want to visit the Miele Gallery or take a walk right downtown and see some tole paintings or the art inlaid in the sidewalks.
NORWAY FESTIVAL (Mid-May)
Residents and visitors dress in Norwegian folk costumes and enjoy a fun festival, filled with music, dramas, arts, crafts, and food: including Alaskan Native, Petersburg’s world class seafood, and Norwegian delicacies. (For scheduled dates, click here).