Introducing Cordova

At the eastern end of the sound, this beautiful little town’s population of 2600 doubles in summer with fishery and cannery workers. First settled by the nomadic Eyak, who lived on the enormous salmon runs, Cordova became a fish-packing center in 1889.

The Cordova Library (907-424-6667; 622 1st Ave; 10am-8pm Tue-Fri, 1-5pm Sat) has visitor information, including B&B listings, and internet access. The USFS office (907-424-7661; 612 2nd St; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri) has free maps to hiking trails accessible from the road.

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