I'm back to (aka "still") dreaming. The Alaska trip next summer is still a long ways off, but that's no reason to be ignoring it. By temperament and training, I'm a planner.
Unlike the plethora of information about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota, there seems to be very little written information about flat water canoe routes in Alaska. I noticed a mention of the Swan Lake Canoe Trail when reading the Traveler's Guide to Alaskan Camping by Mike and Terri Church in mid-August.
In addition to the Kenai options, I've seen a little information about the Lynx Lake circuit in the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Wasilla. In addition to a possible "grandparents" trip, I'm hoping I'll find something that looks logical for a first overnight canoe trip with the grandson and this might be it.
I know there are other canoe routes in Alaska but most are much more remote, include whitewater, and are much less documented. Feedback from anyone with experience on Alaskan multi-day canoe routes would be appreciated!