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Haines, AK Overview

Haines is a census-designated place located in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. It is in the northern part of the Alaska Panhandle, near Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. the city has a total area of 21.5 square miles (56 km), of which, 13.5 sq mi (35 km) of it is land and 8.0 sq mi (21 km) of it (37.26%) is water.

Many tourists visit during the annual appearance of bald eagles in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve between October and February. During this time, Haines has the largest concentration of bald eagles in the world. The community and surrounding area is also extremely popular for outdoor recreation. Rafting in the Chilkat River and hiking in the Takshanuk Mountains (Mount Ripinski and other peaks) are both popular. Growing winter recreational opportunities are available at and around Chilkat Pass for which Haines serves as a gateway with the Haines Highway. In recent years, Haines has received increasing attention as a site for heli-skiing. The Davidson Glacier, due to its relatively accessible nature, is also a popular attraction.

Lutak Inlet and Chilkoot Lake are easily accessible and popular fishing sites. Lutak Inlet is frequented by numerous sea lions, seals, and orcas.

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Although it is located in the Alaska Panhandle, Haines is the northernmost occurrence of a humid continental climate in the North American continent and is also noteworthy for its pronounced drying trend in late spring and early summer, which otherwise is seen adjacent to hyperhumid oceanic climates only around Lago General Carrera in South America.

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