Potter Marsh, bordering the Seward Highway just south of Anchorage from Milepost 115 to 117, is a very popular spot for bird watching.
From the parking lot, an extensive boardwalk with interpretive signs crosses the marsh, a refuge and nesting area for water- fowl, including Arctic terns, Canada geese, trumpeter swans, gulls and many small birds. Muskrats, foxes and other small animals are often seen here. Bring binoculars. The 564-acre marsh was created during construction of the Alaska Railroad when an embankment was built to support the rail- road tracks and the resulting pond was filled with fresh water by area creeks.
Photo by Serine Reeves.