Floating the Chena River or participating in traditional summer activities like baseball, horseshoes or golf are all fun things to do May through September. Traversing the frozen Chena River or participating in traditional winter time activities like ice skating, skiing or hockey are all fun things to do October through April. Hiking, biking, running, camping, fishing and hunting are all enjoyable things to do anytime of the year. Fairbanks offers easy ways to watch or participate in all these fun, physical things to do, no matter what season it is.
The local, state and national parks offer many activities in addition to world class wildlife and bird watching opportunities. Outdoor adventures range from mild to wild and are sure to create singular memories. See magnificent sandhill cranes, canoe across a wilderness lake, catch your own dinner on an ice fishing excursion, follow a migrating herd of caribou or hike a nearby trail. So many captivating adventures are ever so accessible – all you have to do is listen to the call of the wild.
Fairbanks has three golf courses – the Fairbanks Golf Course, North Star Golf Club and the Chena Bend Golf Course. Check to see if the course offers a special rate after midnight and don’t be surprised if you spot a moose or a fox on the fairway!