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The beauty of spring in Interior Alaska is revealed in
several ways, but a local favorite is watching the Chena River during break-up.
Break-up—the annual melting, moving, and motion of water from one form to
another. Winter ice performs an intricate ballet to nature’s music as it flows
through downtown Fairbanks. Massive chunks are brought to submission by the
season’s warming temperatures.
Fairbanks offers opportunities of every variety to get
outside and enjoy the changing weather. Look for signs of a new season emerging
on nature walks or with a visit to a local refuge. Spot the budding pussy
willows and splash through puddles on your way to an ice cream treat. Explore
and discover—animals are emerging from winter dens, flora is popping out with
color and the sunlight is sprinkling down for almost sixteen hours a day!
Winter gear is being hung up for the time being and less
serious forms of footwear are being donned—galoshes, and for the bold, summer sandals!
Pick your favorite pair and get outside! Choose an Interior trail for hiking,
biking and walking. Pack a picnic lunch and lounge in a park. Or sip a fruity
drink on your front porch and catch-up with neighbors!
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