Summer operations only: Plan for a lovely dinner with fine cuisine at some of the local Inns (Annie Mae Lodge or Beartrack Inn) by advance reservation. Or take a drive out to Bartlett Cove and enjoy the sunset over the Fairweather Mountains in the full service restaurant at the Glacier Bay Lodge. You can stop by the Higher Grounds Coffee Shop at the airport inside Alaska Seaplanes and grab a sandwich or donut. Glacier Bay Lodge is open for breakfast and lunch also. Please check open hours and days carefully and make advance plans. Websites offer more information, menus, hours of operation and days open.
Wild harvest on the beach and Nature Conservancy and State lands are for all to enjoy; pick wild strawberries, blueberries, and mushrooms, cast a line in the river by the small boat harbor, Salmon River Park or ocean and bring in a fish. Locals value this as a way of life and the abundance of Gustavus is part of the rich local heritage and homestead way. Gardening is popular in Gustavus.