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Homer is at the southwest tip of the Kenai Peninsula on Kachemak Bay. The town lies 225 miles from Anchorage and is easily accessible by highway, sea, or air.
Across the sparkling waters of Katchemak Bay, the rugged Kenai Mountains spread east, west, and south. Soaring snowcapped peaks overlook massive glaciers crawling toward the sea. Along the coastline, the steep mountain valleys form narrow fjords. It is one of the few places in the world, if not the only one, where several glaciers and active volcanoes can be viewed at the same time.
Homer - It is a humble name for a little town that is anything but ordinary. Named for Homer Pennock, a gold mimer who established the first development on the Homer Spit in 1896. Today's Homer is a thriving community of approximately 4,000 residents.
Tempratures range above zero in the winter and summer sends temperatures up to a pleasant 62-degree average.
Information compiled and edited by: Robert M. Braley Jr.