For a true outdoor adventure, you can rent a cabin in the huge Tongass National Forest – which encompasses most of southeast Alaska – for around $35/night. Get details from the visitor centres in Juneau and Ketchikan, or at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 50 Main St (fs.fed.us/r10/tongass), a striking cedar-framed building which houses absorbing displays of the region’s natural habitats and native culture, or through recreation.gov.

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