Welcome to Fairbanks and Interior Alaska, a fascinating land rich in gold mining history, outdoor wonders and friendly people. In 2020, the coronavirus has fundamentally changed many things, including the cancellation of many cherished summer events, but there’s still plenty to see and do, and it’s a perfect time for Alaskans to explore our own back yard.

You can hike and fish in the nearby and magnificent Chena River State Recreation Area, a 397-square mile park just outside of Fairbanks. Closer to town, you can relax at the Chena Lake Recreation Area and the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area, both run by the local government.