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Haines is located in Haines Borough at the terminus of the Alaska Marine Highway (entering the state), or the beginning of the Alaska Marine Highway (leaving the state). Haines was originally called "Dtehshuh" by the Chilkat Indians, which means "end of the trail." Located on Portage Cove at the Chilkoot Inlet of the Lynn Canal, Haines is 13 miles from Skagway by water, but 359 miles by road. The site is an old Indian trading post that attracted Russian and American settlers and missionaries. It later grew as a mining supply center.

Just south of the city on Portage Cove is the site of Fort Seward, the first permanent U.S. military installation, which began as an Army post and was incorporated into the city. Haines also is the home to the world's largest congregation of bald eagles. Visit Chilkat Eagle Bald Eagle Preserve, just 18 miles from Haines, for a glimpse of those impressive birds of prey.

Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival | Chilkat Bike Race | Haines |
Art Raven's Window | Whale Rider Gallery | Alaska Mountain Flying & Travel Service | Southeast Alaska State Fair | The Travel Connection |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns A Sheltered Harbor Bed & Breakfast | Chilkat Eagle Bed & Breakfast |
Education Covenant Life College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Alaska Dinner Cruise | Klondike Saloon & Restaurant |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Bear Creek Cabins | Mountain View Motel | Salmon Run Campground & Cabins | Weeping Trout Sport Resort |
RV campgrounds and dealers Port Chilkoot Camper Park |
Shopping Chilkoot Gardens |
Wildlife Viewing Glacier Valley Wilderness Adventures | Location: Haines Alaska 99827

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09/26 Coming to The Haines area
Alaska Folk Festival Juneau AK April8-14 FREE! There is no admission charge to any concert, dance, workshop or other event. AFF encourages and supports non-professional musicians as well as professionals.
Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines AK July25-28 This annual fair is held at the fairgrounds in Haines in mid-August and grew out of a strawberry festival. It features agriculture, home arts, fine arts and crafts. The highlight is the Bald Eagle Music Festival. Pig racing for cookies is a featured attraction, along with a logging contest, art demonstrations, exhibits of flowers, livestock, baked goods, quilting, and woodworking. A horse show, parade and other events round out the attractions.
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Haines AK November11-17 This festival celebrates the world's largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve. The festival includes the release of wild rehabilitated eagles, live bird presentations, art exhibits, naturalist-guided tours, photographic workshops, seminars on birding and natural history topics, exhibits, and keynote speakers.