Scott Bacon , Mar 14, 2002; 03:26 p.m.
There is a park straight west of the city (take Northern Lights Blvd.) that offers easy walking trails, views of the inlet and the city. Hwy 1 South of the city offers many pull-off views of Turnagain Arm and its large tidal variance (DO NOT walk on the mud flats, though - quicksand). Continue down Hwy 1 and Portage Glacier is less than 1 hour away. There are many, many landscape photo opportunities in the Portage area - glacial valleys and silted rivers, rugged mountains, clear lakes, etc.
Enjoy! And don't forget your rain gear and bug repellent.