This is a great place near downtown to stop for a breather and watch the ducks. A lovely park is centered on Swan Lake inland that is just a few blocks from St. Michael's. Swan Lake is pretty small situated at the center of the town. This man-made lake was created during the Russian occupation of Alaska as an income source during the winter when ice was exported to southern communities. Move about to get to a more peaceful and scenic spot. There's nothing to do here but sit down, relax and take in the scenery. Just a short walk from downtown you will enjoy Swan Lake park.