Summer Recreation

Running/Biking Trails

The Kenai-Soldotna Unity Trail is a paved loop paralleling the Kenai Spur Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road that connects Kenai and the neighboring Soldotna 11 miles away. The path is a favorite venue for a variety of activities, from jogging, biking and walking to in-line skating and roller skiing.

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Golf

The 18-hole Kenai Golf Course offers expansive views of the Kenai River Flats and the snow-capped mountains Chigmit Mountains, including active volcanoes. Golfers often get close to caribou, moose, ducks, bears and other wildlife that also like to play through the manicured fairways. Check out www.kenaigolfcourse.com.

Disc Golf

Two city parks offer disc golf.  The Bernie Huss Park offers a 9-hole disc golf course and the East Kenai End Trail offers a 18-hole, par-3 course. This family-friendly sport is fun for all ages. Bring your Frisbee and aim for the chain baskets.

Baseball

The local Peninsula Oilers baseball team, an elite summer collegiate team, boasts former players who have gone on to play in the Major Leagues, including John Olerud, J.D. Drew and Frank Viola. The Oilers play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. For game schedules, visit www.oilerbaseball.com or stop by the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for a copy.

Racing

Twin Cities Raceway is home to high-octane summer entertainment. The dirt track hosts Sprint, Late Model, A-Stock, B-Stock and Quarter Midget races from around the state, along with motocross action.