The Alaska Marine Highway System has been awarded status as an "All-American Road," the highest recognition afforded in the USDOT's America's Byways program.
To receive the prestigious All-American Road designation, a road must possess multiple intrinsic qualities that are nationally significant, and contain one-of-a-kind features that do not exist elsewhere. The road must also be considered a "destination unto itself." That is, it must provide an exceptional traveling experience so recognized by travelers that the primary reason for their trip would be to drive along the Byway.
Alaska Travel Industry Association
The Alaska Travel Industry Association is the official tourism and travel planning organization for the State of Alaska. You will find information on just about everything from accommodations and dining, excursions, travel planning and tips and all the sights and events not to be missed in each community of our great state. Visit travelalaska.com for more information or to order your Alaska Vacation Planner.
U.S. Forest Service
Did you know that ships on the Alaska Marine Highway sail through America's largest national forest, taking passengers through some of the most breathtaking and awe inspiring scenery in the world? In Southeast Alaska, ferries travel through the Tongass National Forest - a forest of islands. At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest is the largest protected temperate rainforest in the world!
SEA Trails, Southeast Alaska Trail System, is a non-profit group devoted to a community-focused trail system that encompasses Southeast Alaska. The collection of trails in and around 19 Southeast Alaska communities, include trails for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, diving and cultural walks. Equipped with SEAtrails information, visitors and residents alike can discover easy and enjoyable ways to experience Alaska's great outdoors. You will discover why it's THE journey.