The town of Cordova is situated on Orca Inlet in Prince William Sound, and nestled below the Chugach Mountains.
There are lots of out-door options that don’t require a car.
- Hike up the ski hill (the lower slopes of Mt. Eyak) behind town for a quick work-out and great views across the Sound.
- Walk along the shore of Lake Eyak to enjoy the Trumpeter Swans and waterfowl. Most frequently seen species include Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Common and Barrow’s Goldeneye, and Greater Scaup….with a potential Tufted Duck.
- Stroll along the Breakwater Trail, Orca Road, or Odiak Slough for great Blue Heron, Long-tailed Ducks, Scoters and loons (including a possible Yellow-billed Loon).
- Pacific Wrens are commonly seen on walks through town along the forest edge.
Cordova also offers a great selection of indoor activities that include:
Visit Copper River Fleece on Main Street between 11am-6pm Monday through Saturday to check out their unique locally-designed weatherproof garments for men, women and kids! Copper River Fleece products feature our exclusive artist-commissioned trims, including trim designs showcasing the Yellow-billed Loon, Whiskered Auklet, King Eider, Horned Puffin, Dunlin, Western Sandpiper, Rufous Hummingbird, Black Oystercatcher, Varied Thrush, and Black Poll Warbler.
There is a full list of other shopping and eating options on the Cordova Chamber of Commerce.
Need more ideas? Check out 101 things to do in Cordova!
The Chamber staff will also be happy to answer any questions during your stay.