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101 Things To Do on Kodiak Island

A multitude of creatures and plethora of sights to see.

Go on a Kodiak Audubon Society hike (weekends during the summer)

Learn about the 1964 earthquake and tsunami at the Baranov Museum

Buy fresh veggies at the Saturday Farmer’s Market

Count puffins

Walk the docks in St. Herman and St. Paul harbors

Go bear viewing with Sea Hawk Air

Find real nautical stuff, books, and fun gifts at Kodiak Marine Supply

Go salmon or halibut fishing

See a gray whale skeleton and Marion’s photographs on display at the Kodiak National Wildlife Visitor Center

Count eagles

Go tidepooling at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park

Go on an Audubon-sponsored hike on weekends

Go berry picking

Experience local culture at the Alutiiq Museum

Discover Kodiak’s beautiful wildflowers

Take the kids to the “touch tank” at the Fisheries Research Center on Near Island

Go bird watching

Go skiing, sledding or snowboarding

Go fly fishing on a river

Experience the coast from a sea kayak

Golf at Bear Valley Golf Course

Fly a kite in a park or at the beach

Discover Russian and local history at the Baranov Museum

See Native art and artifacts at the Alutiiq Museum

Get cancelled (mail a post card) at the post office

You can always go bowling at the Tropic Lanes

Go whale watching

Learn all about brown bears at the Kodiak National Wildlife Visitor Center

Go ice skating at the covered rink (winter only)

Walk or drive up Pillar Mountain for a beautiful, 360-degree view

Drive to Fossil Beach (past Pasagshak) to find 15 million year old fossils

Visit the Kodiak Military History Museum in Fort Abercrombie

Hike North End Park on Near Island

Rent a bike at 58 Degrees North

Play tennis

Look for sea lions in the boat harbors

Pull over at the scenic view at Dead Man’s curve

Visit Kodiak College, in a lovely spruce forest setting

Drive to Anton Larsen Bay, a mountain-rimmed fiord

Watch the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry come and go

Watch a container ship offload goods at Pier III

Attend a service club meeting: Lions, Rotary, and more

Step inside the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Discover coffee, treats and icons at Monk’s Rock Coffee House

Eat world-class sushi at the Old Powerhouse Restaurant

Bite a burger at Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant

Photograph bison roaming around Narrow Cape

Tune into, and check out, the community calendar public radio at KMXT 100.1 FM

Go on a flightseeing tour

Take a photography workshop

Look for your favorite Deadliest Catch boat

Appreciate local art at Fly-By Coffee

Pack a picnic lunch and go for a hike, walk or drive

Take home local seafood from Island Seafoods

Visit the organic gardens at the Cliff House B&B

Find great fabric at the quilt shop

Get fine threads at the Rookery yarn shop downtown

Sample local micro brews at Kodiak Island Brewery

Build a sand castle

Visit an art gallery

Buy tasty smoked salmon from Kodiak Island Smokehouse

Work out at the friendly Kodiak Athletic Club

Watch boats come and go in Near Island channel

Take the Alaska Marine Highway System (ferry)

Stay at a remote lodge

Listen to Island Byways on the radio

Watch the surfers and “spongers” at surfer beach

Search for beach glass

Sample locally roasted coffee

Visit our new, beautiful public library

Tune in to public radio KMXT 100.1 FM

Participate in an Island Trails Network project

Have your appendix removed at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center

Get inspired to garden at Strawberry Fields Nursery

Visit a local cemetery

cookies and coffee at Java Flats

Find bargains at the Salvation Army’s thrift store

Find deals at Saturday garage sales

Get sticker shock at Safeway

Romp at a local playground or park

Recycle at Threshold Recycling Center

Pick up a Visitor Guide at “Discover Kodiak” visitor center

Walk across the Near Island Bridge for the best view of the City of Kodiak

See original local art, prints and crafts at Northern Exposure Gallery

Go stargazing

Look for northern lights

Go deer hunting

Pick up local fishing tips and gear at Mack’s Sport Shop

Stroll, walk or ride on the bike path

Attend the Kodiak Crab Festival on Memorial Day weekend

Stay at a remote cabin on the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Go to a movie at the Orpheum Theater

Catch a snowflake on your tongue

Photograph a sunrise and sunset

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A visit to Kodiak endears you with bragging rights! We invite you to experience what many people say when they come here: “Wow, this is real Alaska!” If you enjoy hiking, sipping a latte or micro-brew beer, kayaking, bear viewing, gardening (how do you grow stuff in Alaska, anyway?), discovering local art, reading a good book on the beach, or taking pictures, Kodiak is for you.

We are longtime residents of Kodiak. Marion is an accomplished photographer and taught photography classes through the University of Alaska for 15 years. She continues to host photography workshops.

Marty was Kodiak's harbormaster for 20 years and his family roots in Kodiak date back to the 1930's. Lots of local knowledge, history and fun stories to share...

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