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Take A Hike!

Written by: Posted on: July 5, 2017 at 12:00AMPosted in: Main Topic
Hiking for beginners.
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Planning an Alaska Vacation Part 5

Written by: Posted on: February 21, 2017 at 12:00AMPosted in: Main Topic
Write a list of things you need to pack. Well in advance of your trip, start a list of what you will need to take with you. Keep the list out and add to it anytime you think of something else.
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Planning an Alaska Vacation Part 4

Written by: Posted on: February 6, 2017 at 12:00AMPosted in: Main Topic
Don’t try to do it all in one trip, unless you have unlimited time or want to end up exhausted and frustrated. Alaska is a large state with long distances between cities and towns.
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Panning an Alaska Vacation Part 2

Written by: Posted on: December 20, 2016 at 12:00AMPosted in: Main Topic
Alaska covers a lot of area. You not only need to decide how to get here, but how to get around once you’ve arrived.
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Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
  As companies grow they need to familiarize themselves with the world wide web. There is a bit of a hurdle to pass to realize that it makes sense to your business. Social Media can assist you in many ways: Budgeting and finance resources Networking Engaging with users Aiming for a target audience Gathering user generated content Facebook: FaceBook advertising Contest or giveaway promotions that encourage page likes Participation in groups and other fan pages that reach the audience being targeted Generating mailing lists from users Pinterest: Create board sharing with other similar businesses to encourage followers who you already know are interested in your product Free advertising for your products Give-a-ways   Discover Kodiak will be hosting a Social Media Marketing 101 class for interested Discover Kodiak members ... 
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Kodiak's Best Beaches

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Best Family Beach For a “laid-back” atmosphere, Discover Kodiak recommends White Sands Beach in Monoshka Bay. White Sands Beach provides you with a hiking trail called Termination Point, nice white sand for lounging, camping areas (free of charge), and a shooting range within driving distance ... 
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Alaska Bush Pilots

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Alaskan bush pilots have romanced Alaska's native land for almost 100 years now- when they first began making headlines and featured articles. Alaska bush pilots navigate through Alaska's wilderness and harsh conditions using instruments and road less geographics ... 
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Take a Family Vacation to Kodiak!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Thinking of a family vacation? Discover Kodiak! The winning combination of culture, coastline and kid-friendly activities make Kodiak a great destination for the whole family. We have just the right ingredients with beaches and friendly people ... 
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Destination Wedding in KODIAK!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Still undecided on whether or not you should plan a destination wedding? Here are the top 6  reasons why Kodiak should be your destination! 1. You'll stand out from the pack. "Your destination is in Alaska, really??" Yes- with the lucious green summers and the beautiful ocean back ground ... 
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Kodiak Culinary Arts

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Let Us Showcase Our Coastal Flavor!   Kodiak serves a diverse, coastal flavor for travelling foodies. From arguably the best seafood dining in the United States to one of the largest natural ingredient selections around the World that encompasses everything from delectable beach finds to carefully nurtured fruits and vegetables ... 
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Tourism and Our Economy

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Tourism development will expand our economic base. It can provide new jobs and economic stability. Tourism can help us diversify our economy not only to industries that directly meet the needs of potential tourists but also in bringing new community services to permanent residents ... 
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Best Hiking in Kodiak

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
It’s no secret that Kodiak is a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Lush green forests, rugged peaks, and spectacular wild-life are just a few of nature’s treasures that are abundant in Kodiak. What better a way to soak up all the beauty of the terrain than a good hike! From fun family hikes to challenging mountain treks- there is a trail for everyone! Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park With several different trails to choose from, you can’t go wrong bringing the kids and dogs to Fort Abercrombie ... 
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How Did Kodiak Get its Name?

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The name “Kodiak” was first used on October 20, 1788 by Captain Cook who wrote, “It was from him (Ismyloff) that we got the name Kodiak.” During the 1800’s many spellings of the name were used and “Kadiak” was  adopted as the official name in 1890, but was changed to its present spelling in 1901 because of popular usage ... 
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Art in Kodiak

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Art in Kodiak Kodiak is home to a large number of local artists. From mediums such as jewelry-making to theatre arts, Kodiak has a wide variety of options for all art-admirers. The Kodiak Arts Council does an amazing job keeping Kodiak up to date on local artists and art-inspired events for all age groups ... 
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Kodiak Beartown Market

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The 5th annual BearTown Market just called it a wrap for the 2013 season. This market of locally hand-made arts, crafts and gifts takes place at the Sun’aq Tribal Center (312 W Marine Way). The Beartown Market typically runs May-September and opens on cruise ship days ... 
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Kodiak's Villages

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
  While the City of Kodiak is the main destination for most visitors, there are six other villages to explore on Kodiak Island. A visit to one of the villages is a wonderful choice for someone who is looking for a remote, quiet get away. While these locations must be accessed via small plane or a boat ride, the beauty and calm that awaits you is entirely worth the travel ... 
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Camping in Kodiak

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
To get the ultimate Alaskan experience there is nothing more authentic than going for a camping trip. Camping is a sure way to experience nature to its fullest—sleep among a forest of Sitka Spruce trees, admire stars and the brilliant moon, start up a fire to keep warm and roast marshmallows ... 
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Bear Safety Tips

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Among the top attractions of Kodiak Island is the desire to see a Kodiak Brown Bear. While there are various ways to admire these powerful creatures at a safe distance, it is also possible to stumble upon one when you are not expecting it. Bears are curious creatures that can potentially be dangerous ... 
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Island Trails Network

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Amongst the many outdoor recreational options that are available on Kodiak Island, hiking is a favorite. Both locals and tourists alike can be found wandering the various beautiful trails scattered along the island. It is a truly spectacular way to admire the flora and fauna, wildlife, and challenge your body and mind ... 
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The Coast Guard Spouses Association

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Coast Guard Spouses Association (also known as the Spouses Association of Kodiak or SAK) is an organization for service personnel and their families in the Kodiak area. Kodiak is home to the second largest Coast Guard base in the United States. As that is the case, the organization plays an important part in serving the Kodiak community ... 
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Kodiak Authors

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Many find the majestic beauty and flow of life in Kodiak to be an artistic inspiration. The Island is perfect for loosing yourself in nature-- or finding yourself in it. Kodiak happens to be home to not only many artists, but also to many authors. A truly unique living experience, the ways of life and making a living are quite different than that of those living elsewhere ... 
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The Birds of Kodiak

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Did you know Kodiak is home to over 150 different types of birds? Our moderate climate and long days gives them plenty of opportunity to take flight. Kodiak is home to many different species of birds: Swan, Duck, Alcids, Thrushes, Gulls, Plovers and more! If you are into birding, stop by the visitor center and pick up your locally produced Audubon hiking and birding guide ... 
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Just for the Halibut!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
One of many great reasons to visit Kodiak is just for the halibut!  Fertile fishing grounds are plentiful.  Kodiak’s charter boat services offer its clients half and full day fishing trips, fish processing & shipping, quality fishing tackle, equipment, fishing licenses, meals & beverages, and much more ... 
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Floatplane Flights on the Emerald Isle

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Whether you are new to the island or have lived here for many years, local float plane services offer passengers of all ages the opportunity to explore Kodiak’s Emerald Isle from a unique perspective.  Some of the services offered by the island’s local float plane services include bear viewing tours, scenic flights, sport fishing trips, hunting trips, and much more!  Floatplane flights also make a great gift for those looking for a special way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary ... 
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A Berry Good Reason to Come to the Emerald Isle

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
On the island of Kodiak, berry picking is a local favorite!     “Wild berry pick is an enjoyable and time-honored tradition, especially in Alaska.  Nearly 50 species of berries grow wild in Alaska.  Most of these berries are edible, many a real treat to the taste buds” (Alaska Northwest Books, 2012, p ... 
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Kayaking on Kodiak Island

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The staff at Discover Kodiak is often asked about outdoor recreational activities in which everyone can participate and explore the island of Kodiak.  Sea kayaking is a great idea for explorers of all activity levels, ages, and experience.  Experienced guides are happy to paddle at your pace!  No previous experience or gear is necessary ... 
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The Polar Bear Plunge

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Polar Bear Plunge is an annual tradition in the community of Kodiak.  Early in the morning on January 1st of each new year, residents and visitors take the plunge and dive right into the cold ocean water at Mill Bay Beach.  Some dive right in for fun ... 
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Happy New Year!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
With the start of each new year, the time has come to reflect back upon the past year and create resolutions for the new year.  When creating this year’s resolutions, why not resolve to explore Kodiak’s beautiful Emerald Isle?  If you are looking for some great ideas, Marty and Marion Owen have compiled the following list which is located on their Galley Gourmet website at www ... 
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Get Ready to Fish

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
It won’t be too long until the sport fishing season will be underway here on Kodiak Island! While the winter months can pass slowly, it’s the perfect time to get one’s fishing gear prepared, contact one of our many fishing guides, charter boats, or wilderness lodge operations and get your Kodiak fishing adventure booked for 2014!  Kodiak Island has some of the best fishing opportunities in all of Alaska! All five species of salmon make annual runs into a variety of rivers around the island ... 
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Kodiak Bear

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Of all the things to see & do in Kodiak, bear viewing remains one of the most popular activities on our Emerald Isle.  Bear viewing along the road system in Kodiak can be challenging because there are no established viewing areas where bears can be viewed safely; thus, the best bear viewing adventures on the island take place with a knowledgeable guide ... 
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Whale Fest Kodiak 2014

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Whale Fest Kodiak is a 10-day long event held in Kodiak, Alaska which celebrates the return of the Eastern Pacific Gray Whale to Alaskan waters.  This year’s festival is being held April 18-28, 2014.  On our beautiful Emerald Isle, we are fortunate to have most of the whale population pass by on their journey north ... 
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ComFish Alaska 2014

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
ComFish Alaska 2014, “Alaska’s Largest Commercial Fisheries Trade Show”, is being held April 17-19 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. According to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce (2014), ComFish Alaska is the only trade event held in a major fishing port ... 
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Sea Lions

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Sea lions are amongst many of the animals that our members will point out when going out on a wildlife viewing adventure on Kodiak Island. According to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (2014), The Steller (or northern) sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is the largest member of the family Otariidae, the “eared seals,” which includes all sea lions and fur seals ... 
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The Baranov Museum

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Do you want to learn more about our beautiful Emerald Isle?  At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events. Explore Kodiak’s rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day ... 
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Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2014

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Background In April 2011, the first Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium (KAMSS) was held to bring results of Kodiak area research back to the fishermen, students, and residents of Kodiak Island. Based on the resounding success of that symposium, the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is sponsoring KAMSS 2014 as a forum to present research findings to those interested in how Kodiak’s marine environment and resources function, change, and affect their lives and livelihoods ... 
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A Chocolate Lovers Dream

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Chocolate Lover’s Fling and Art Auction was introduced in 2009 by former Director, Janet Buckingham as a fundraiser for the convention and visitors bureau. More important to founders, however, was hosting a community event that brought together the community for an elegant evening of chocolate, wine and art ... 
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Kodiak Crab Festival 2014

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the residents of Kodiak Alaska. Crab Festival is a time for the community to celebrate its abundant resources from the sea. The Festival is traditionally held Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (closing on Memorial Day) ... 
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Just For Kids!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Planning on coming to Kodiak with kids? You’ll be glad to hear that there are many activities that kids (and adults) can enjoy as well! We have a variety of activities both indoors and out.  A favorite amongst many kids here is the Kodiak Laboratory Aquarium & Touch Tank center ... 
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Boat Charters

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Here in Kodiak we have many different ways to explore around the island. There are float planes, van tours, taxis, vehicles you can rent and by boat.  We have many different boat charters. All of which offer different things to cater to your personal interests ... 
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A Channel View B & B - Trip Advisor Winner!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
A CHANNEL VIEW BED AND AND BREAKFAST AWARDED 2014 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR   A Channel View B&B is recognized as a Top Performing Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site   A Channel View B&B www ... 
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Bald Eagle

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Bald Eagle has a white feathered (not bald) head and white tail and the body and wings being chocolate brown. The Bald Eagle is a common bird species on Kodiak Island. There is a very long history of counting our Bald Eagles on the Refuge. The program started in the 1950’s with boat surveys along the shores of Karluk Lake ... 
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The Alaska Marine Highway

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
One way to get to Kodiak besides plane is taking the ferry. The Alaska Marine Highway System was founded in 1948. On January 3rd, 1959 Alaska became the 49th state, making MV Chilkat the first sate-owned ferry. These bonds enabled the state commission four new vessels and build docks throughout Southeast Alaska and the Kenai Peninsula ... 
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Fort Abercrombie State Park

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Abercrombie is a popular spot amongst the locals and tourists. This state park has something to offer for everyone. There are scenic trails you can walk along. Along the way you can expect to see  some of our beautiful wild flowers and birds ... 
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Bear Safety

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
For the most part Kodiak has very friendly bears mainly because they are well fed as the island is abundant in fish and are used to human encounters. Although our fury friends are friendlier than most it is always good to be educated in bear safety ... 
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King (Chinook) & Red (Sockeye) Salmon

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The King salmon is the largest of all the Pacific salmon. King salmon measures about 36 inches in length. It’s uncommon for them to weigh less than 30 pounds. They typically weight more than 30 (the record weight is 97 pounds) The Chinook are the most prized catches ... 
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Kodiak Fisheries Research Center

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Kodiak Fisheries Research Center (KFRC) is the primary facility for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The 258,000 square-foot complex include office space, conference rooms, a running seawater laboratory, conventional laboratories, a freestanding aquarium, a touch tank and so much more! The touch tank includes a comprehensive collection of common marine animals of Kodiak Island, such as crabs, snails, shrimps and different species of fish ... 
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ATV Fishing in Kodiak

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Taking an ATV vehicle through the back country of Kodiak Island offers some of the finest fishing, views and perks! Anyone piloting their own ATV through one of our many trails will be able to cover more ground quicker than one would hiking. It is a great way to journey though lush vegetation, river valleys, and mountain terrain to find fishing holes and remote rivers ... 
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Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral was established in 1794 and elevated to Cathedral status in 2001. It is well known is one of the most recognized buildings in Kodiak and is a must see for most travelers that want to learn more about Kodiak and its fascinating history ... 
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Alutiiq Museum

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
  After the Kodiak Area Native Association proposed several heritage programs to promote the Alutiiq heritage, they decided to build the Alutiiq Museum to help preserve the heritage & traditions of the natives on Kodiak Island.  The Alutiiq Museum is a definite must see during your stay on Kodiak Island ... 
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Taking a drive out to Monashka Bay

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Now that fall is officially here, the summer season is finally over. With the temperature ranging an average of 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it may seem like there is not much more to do on the island. Even though bear viewing is coming to a close, there are still more activities to do like taking a drive "out the road", as locals would say ... 
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Smoked Salmon

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Smoked Salmon has been around Alaska for thousands of years. The natives of the land would spend all summer catching fish, drying, and smoking salmon to help preserve some food for the harsh winters that were to come. When arriving in Kodiak, be sure to stop by any smokehouse to purchase some smoked salmon! You will enjoy the sweet smoked taste of salmon you cannot find anywhere else that will be perfect for any gathering ... 
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Taking a drive out to Anton Larsen Bay

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
While taking a drive out the road, be sure to take a drive out to Anton Larsen Bay that takes about two hours on Anton Larsen Bay Road.  Only about one third of the road is paved, so be cautious driving down that road. You might think that there is really not much to see down that road, but I can assure you that you will be able to see some beautiful scenery and might even be able to take a hike (weather permitting) ... 
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Driving down the Chiniak Highway to Women’s Bay

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Most people that rent out a vehicle will most likely drive down the Chiniak Highway. It is the longest stretch of road in Kodiak and also offers some of the most amazing views. If driving down the Chiniak Highway to Women’s Bay will be a day trip, start in the morning that way there is more time to “hang out” at the beach, or to hike any trails that will be off of the highway ... 
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Driving from Women's Bay to Middle Bay

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Driving "out the road" during your stay in Kodiak is very popular. It is a scenic drive that you will never forget. Starting from Women's Bay, you can still drive out the road to the next bay, which is Middle Bay. On your way to Middle Bay, you will encounter numerous things like rivers to fish in, or even some hiking trails ... 
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Driving from Middle Bay to Kalsin Bay

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
After driving to Middle Bay, driving out to Kalsin Bay will not take as long. The bumpy roads will take the driver through the lush forest and often into some tree openings as far as the eyes can see. There will be great photo oportunities and lots of hills to go up and down ... 
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2014 Holiday Bazaars

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Holiday season is now in full swing on Kodiak Island. Although the Holiday Bazaars started in October, there are still a few Bazaars left in the season. It is a great time to stock up on Christmas gifts, especially for anyone that is visiting Kodiak at this time ... 
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Where does the name "Kodiak" come from?

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
There are varying stories about how the town name came about. There were many different names used by the Natives of Kodiak and the Russians that settled in Kodiak. The word "Kigikhtak" means island; "Kiktahgmitt" means island people; "Kiktagamutes" means islanders and "Kadyak" comes closest to the pronunciation used by islanders ... 
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Skating with Santa!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
For those of you in Kodiak, be sure to stop by the Ice Rink located in Baranof Park Saturday, December 13th! Bring the entire family for skating with Santa Claus and lots of fun! There will be photos taken with Santa Claus as well as some hot chocolate for everyone ... 
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2nd Annual Harbor Lights Festival

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Kodiak Maritime Museum is hosting the 2nd Annual Harbor Lights Festival THIS Saturday, December 20th from 5pm to 9pm in the St. Paul & St. Herman Harbors. Come listen to holiday music, check out the lights and most of all -- Look at the lights! Voting for the Boat Decorating Contest will be at the Harbor Convention Center which will also include refreshments and a silent auction ... 
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New Year's Day at Fort Abercrombie

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Join the Kodiak/Alaska State Park crew Thursday, January 1 2015 in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park! Starting at 3pm, join everyone for a bonfire in the Group Rec/Pavilion Area hosted by the crew. They will be providing hot chocolate, hot cider and even some marshmallows to roast over the bonfire OR bring your own to have or share! Also, you can take your time to walk around the trails and enjoy the scenery in the middle of the winter in the park ... 
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Cut Glass Theature Presents: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
THIS Saturday & Sunday, take your children to watch "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" in the Drama Pod at the Kodiak High School! Watch as 2 actors tell the classic children's story with some help from the children in the audience ... 
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Praznyk 2015 Masquerade Ball!

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Dress up, cover up with a mask and join the fun at a community event at the Sun'Aq Tribe of Kodiak Tribal Hall January 14, 2015 for Russian New Years! The even will start 6:30pm and have the local band Pilot Bread Band live! The Alutiiq dancers will dance at 7:30 ... 
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Hey Bear Ho Bear

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Hey Bear Ho Bear by Stacy Studebaker is a fantastic children’s book for any age. It is a book about bear safety and precautions needed to be used out in Bear Country and how humans and bears can coexist. Whether you are out camping, fishing or just hiking it will inform you of the needed safety measures while entertaining the younger generation reading it ... 
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The Salmon Princess by Mindy Dwyer

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The Salmon Princess   The Salmon Princess by Mindy Dwyer is a children’s story book written by an Alaskan. It is your typical Cinderella story but with a twist—an Alaskan twist. It starts out like any other Cinderella story in a faraway kingdom with a daughter that has to live with a wicked step mother & step siblings ... 
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2015 Poems in Place ~ an evening of poetry

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
The Poems In Place project is an event collaberation with the Alaska Center & Alaska State Parks. It will be a great place to share poems and to learn more about this year's project. Hosted by Lila Vogt, the events will take place Wednesday, February 4 @ 5:30 pm & Thursday, February 5 @ 5:30 pm in the Kodiak Public Library located at 612 Egan Way ... 
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I Would Tuck You In

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
I Would Tuck You In by Sarah Asper-Smith and Michell Watley, is a fantastic children's book for children ages 3-6. It is a book about different species and their babies. Written by Alaskans, the book will not only entertain but will also teach everyone what each animal does in real life ... 
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Dear Kodi...

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Dear Kodi: I will be arriving in Kodiak this summer and I am extremely excited. I am most excited about seeing some Kodiak Brown Bears in the rivers or a mother bear teaching a few cubs how to fish. I will have my own vehicle and will be driving up and down the road system with our free time ... 
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Dear Kodi

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DEAR KODI: I will be in Kodiak for 4 days. I am very excited to go sightseeing and possibly hike a mountain. Should I rent a car? –Licensed To Drive DEAR LICENSED: If you decide to rent a car you will be able to drive around town on your own, which is nice ... 
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Which season is the best season to come to Kodiak?

Written by: Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
Many people ask us, "Is summer the best time to come and visit Kodiak?" Well, it really depends on what you have decided on doing during your stay. Most people want to see the wildlife that roam the island during the summer and some people want to experience the real rugged Alaska weather that comes with living in the state ... 
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My 3 favorite places on Kodiak

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My 3 favorite places on Kodiak (accessible by the road system)   1. Surfer's Beach: Surfer's Beach, located about 40 miles out of town, is my favorite place on Kodiak. Not only do you get to sit down and watch surfers take on waves, but you get to enjoy the  fresh air and beauty of what's all around you ... 
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Meet & Greet with Ray Troll

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MEET RAY TROLL                   If you are in Kodiak this weekend, be sure to stop by the Kodiak Public Library to meet Ray Troll, Alaska artist. Ray Troll moved to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1989 to help his sister open a seafood retail store ... 
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Medieval Arts & Sciences: Hands on the Past

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Join the Medieval Arts & Sciences: Hands on the Past even THIS Saturday, April 18th, at the St. James the Fisherman Church located at 421 Thorsheim Street. With FREE admission, explore the medieval crafts, skills, and food that were enjoyed during the Renaissance Era ... 
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Whale Watching Hike

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Join the Kodiak Audobon Society THIS Saturday, May 2nd, for the Whale Watching Hike in Pasagshak! Join a group of hikers out at Narrow Cape for a fun hike.  Nearly all of the Eastern Pacific gray whales pass by Narrow Cape during their migration so there will be a great chance at seeing them on their journey ... 
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My top 8 favorite things at the 2015 Kodiak Crab Festival

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The Kodiak Crab Festival 2015 is almost here! It is a fantastic festival for the community that is full of fun games, food, and people of all ages! With the MANY things to enjoy during Crab Fest, I have decided to name a few of my favorite things. As a local, my favorite activities change often and I like to encourage other members of the community to try to support every different event ... 
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Outdoor Channel's "Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots"

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For those of you who have not seen Outdoor Channel’s "Alaska’s Ultimate Bush Pilots" it is an amazing show about the courage and the adventure that comes with being a Bush Pilot in Kodiak Island, Alaska. It stars four of our very own pilots that fly for Island Air ... 
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Member Spotlight: Wild Revelation Guide Service

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Wild Revelation Guide Service with Joe Classen is one of many guides on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Joe specializes in Photography Tours with individuals (or groups up to 3) and also specializes in taking fishermen out fishing whether they are a beginner or more advanced ... 
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Member Spotlight: Kingfisher Aviation

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 Whether it is Bear Viewing, Fishing Drop off, Scenic Flights, or Air Charter Glen & Kyle Eaton at Kingfisher Aviation is at your service!  Flying for over a decade, Glen & Kyle’s family has had a long history in the aviation industry ... 
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Benefits of becoming an Emerald Member!

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Being a part of Discover Kodiak is more than just a pretty piece of public relations and good will. A Discover Kodiak membership is one of the most valuable and most affordable business investments that you can make. We get you exposure and get you connected to over 30,000 visitors each year a plus hundreds more Coast Guard families that relocate to Kodiak Island ... 
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Galley Gourmet Dinner Cruise

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Have you ever wanted to do something special with someone you love, with your family, or with the greatest friends of your life? Did you know that Kodiak is a fantastic destination to take part in one-of-a-kind excursions that even your neighbors have not done? Not only do we have multiple activities like fishing, bear viewing, or kayaking, but, we have a special cruise that not everyone visiting Kodiak has experienced ... 
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Membership Blog: SeaHawk Air

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Read up about Bear Viewing with SeaHawk Air! For those of you that don't understand how bear viewing works, this is for YOU!    The there are several factors that make bear viewing a safe activity.  Going bear viewing with an experienced guide who understands bear behavior is an important factor ... 
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Benefits of being a Sapphire Member

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With tourism growing in Kodiak, so will business. There are over 200 members with Discover Kodiak and you are probably wondering how you can make your business stand out a little more than some of the others. Well, I can tell you that you definitely have different options that you can choose from ... 
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Membership Blog: Kodiak Brown Bear Center

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Bear viewing season at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center is about to be underway. The Kodiak Brown Bear Center offers a true Alaskan adventure: outstanding bear viewing, without boardwalks or large groups of tourists. A visit to our home at Camp Island on Karluk Lake will leave you with unforgettable memories of your time spent in the heart of Kodiak’s wilderness with the legendary monarchs of our archipelago: the Kodiak brown bear ... 
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Member Spotlight: Nautico

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Harbor Tours   A trip to Kodiak is a trip of a lifetime. Whether you are here for a few hours with the ferry, or here for a couple of days, there are always going to be great excursions to go on. You can drive the road system, charter a plane for sightseeing or bear viewing, kayak, hike, or go on a dinner cruise ... 
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Your trip to Kodiak—on a Cruise Ship

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    There are definitely different ways to get to a certain location when you are either planning a quick getaway, or a prolonged retreat for a temporary home away from home. Either come by plane, boat, or even in style—by Cruise Ship ... 
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Restaurant Review: Henry's Great Alaskan Restaurant

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Many of you are still planning your trip to Kodiak, whether it is your first time, your third time, or just returning home after a few years living elsewhere. If it’s your first time, you’re probably wondering what to do and what to see and maybe even what to eat ... 
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Q & A: Baranov Museum

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  Many of you that have visited Kodiak have probably visited our museums including the Baranov Museum. With the years of the building being around building, so do the questions. This Q&A is here to help inform you about some history on Kodiak Island ... 
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Restaurant Review: The Old Powerhouse Restaurant

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  I know what you’re thinking—Should I go to The Old Powerhouse Restaurant? What is it? What do they serve? Why do I keep hearing positive reviews about this place? Well, I’m here to help you decide whether or not you want to eat there ... 
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Hiking North End Park on Near Island

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Hiking North End Park on Near Island   Whether you are an avid hiker, or someone that likes to take the occasional stroll, we have a nice trail that you can take that is located on Near Island. The trail I will be informing you about is called the North End Park ... 
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Restaurant Review: The Chartroom Restaurant & Lounge

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Restaurant Review: The Chartroom Restaurant & Lounge   Kodiak has quite a few restaurants and each one unique to one another. So far, we have talked about Henry’s Great Alaskan Restaurant and The Old Powerhouse Restaurant—both with a distinctive history that helped make them into what they are today ... 
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Octopus in the Outhouse by Stacy Studebaker

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Octopus in the Outhouse! By Stacy Studebaker    Illustrated by Kay Underwood “Octopus in the Outhouse!” is another great children’s book written by Stacy Studebaker and illustrated by Kay Underwood. This is the second book by the two and hopefully not the last! My blog post from January 21, 2015 is about her first book called “Hey Bear Ho Bear” if you are interested in reading up on what that book is about ... 
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Taking the Alaska Marine Highway System to Kodiak

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Taking the Alaska Marine Highway to/from Kodiak Many of you may be traveling to Kodiak sometime this coming up summer or the summer after that. There are a few ways to get to Kodiak and one of the better ways to get there is by taking the Alaska Marine Highway System ... 
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Activities in Mill Bay Beach

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There are so many activities in Kodiak to enjoy, but, did you know that you can participate in activities that are more relaxing and calming? Personally, I like to sit at the beach and do a little bit of beachcombing at Mill Bay Beach. It’s a nice beach that I can sit down at and relax with the much needed privacy that it can offer ... 
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How to travel to Kodiak on a budget

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How to travel to Kodiak on a budget   A lot of you can’t make it to Kodiak because of your small travel budget. But do you believe there is a way to see Kodiak without spending every cent in your bank account? Continue reading so you can learn what I think can help you save money during your stay and maybe you can learn a few things that you didn’t know! Yes, flying on an airplane can be pricey, believe me, especially coming from someone that lives on an island ... 
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Holiday Bazaars!

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Holiday Bazaar   Bazaar season is coming to a close but we still have a few left! If you are interested in locally made gifts, you will be able to shop for some at the Bazaars! It is one of my favorite times of the year to go around and spend some money ... 
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Member Spotlight: Olds River Inn

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Member Spotlight: Olds River Inn Whether you are renting a car or not there is always an opportunity to be able to drive the road system during your amazing stay in Kodiak. It is extremely scenic and you will be able to see why Kodiak is called Alaska’s Emerald Isle ... 
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5 Reasons you should visit Kodiak Island

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5 reasons you should visit Kodiak Island   Many of you may be wondering if you should go to Alaska or if you should make your way down to Kodiak. As a longtime resident, born and raised, I say that you should do both. Alaska is only what you see in the movies or on television shows so why not experience it for yourself? You’ll wonder why you never came to Alaska in the first place and here are a few reasons why you should make your way down to Kodiak Island: 1 ... 
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5 More reasons you should visit Kodiak

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5 MORE reasons you should visit Kodiak If you tuned in last week, you most likely saw the last blog post “5 Reasons you should visit Kodiak Island” and possibly loved it. Because Kodiak is such a remote island you might not know what you should do or even a reason why to come to the Emerald Isle ... 
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Going up Pillar Mountain

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I’m not sure if you’ve heard about Kodiak in the news lately, but, we have been making headline news about the 98.7% renewable energy that we are running on. Since 2012, we have gained 6 windmills that produce most of Kodiak’s energy that the city & outer city limits runs on ... 
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Membership Spotlight: Monk’s Rock Coffee House & Bookstore

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Membership Spotlight: Monk’s Rock Coffee House & Bookstore There are so many reasons you should visit Kodiak. There are always amazing excursions to go on, wilderness lodges to stay at, flight trips to view the island, wildlife viewing and so much more! With all the great excitement, sometimes it feels really nice to just be able to sit down, relax, and take in the amazing community that calls Kodiak home, whether it is permanent or temporary ... 
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3 Mile Beach/Surfer's Beach

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Spending the day at 3 Mile/Surfer’s Beach   Planning your trip to Kodiak might be a little hard when you don’t really know all the details of what you can do. There are so many places to go and things to see! I would recommend taking a day to spend at the beach ... 
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2016-2017 Discover Kodiak Walking Map

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2016-2017 Discover Kodiak Walking Map   For those of you that have visited Kodiak, you are probably familiar with the Downtown Walking Map that Discover Kodiak provides. It is a great way to find landmarks and simply, where you are going or where you want to go ... 
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Requesting information on Kodiak Island

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Requesting information on Kodiak Island   Kodiak is a place of imagination, a place that you would not believe until you take your first few steps on the remote island 13,000 people call home. If you step off the plane, you can look to your left and see the massive mountain named Barometer Mountain ... 
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Kodiak Island Visitors Guide

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Membership Spotlight: Java Flats

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Membership Spotlight: Java Flats   With all the places to eat in Kodiak and the little time you have, it may be hard for you to pick a place that will make sure to have you leave the island happy.  The Kodiak blogs are here to help you plan your trip to Kodiak as well as give you some great tips & tricks like the local businesses that you can help support like Java Flats ... 
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Membership Spotlight: Baranov Museum

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  Kodiak Island is known for their most famous residents—the Kodiak Brown Bear. But, did you know that aside from our wildlife, there is much more to Kodiak than meets the eye? Yes, you can witness whales breech, eagles soar above your head, the lush emerald green that covers the island and the gorgeous scenery that surrounds you, but, did you know that there is history to be told? Kodiak is one of a kind and can leave you wanting to learn more about it ... 
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Membership Spotlight: The Rendezvous Bar & Grill

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Membership Spotlight: The Rendezvous Bar & Grill Have you ever sat down for dinner and thought, “Let’s get out of town!?” Well, I sure have. Yes, you do have 2 options to get dinner out of town, but, if you’re looking for a closer place than the beautiful & long drive out to The Olds River Inn, then the Rendezvous Bar & Grill has got you covered! I have always heard of their food being absolutely delicious but I never really made my way out there until a few weeks ago when a few friends of mine went out there to play some darts ... 
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Membership Spotlight: Island Seafoods

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 Membership Spotlight: Island Seafoods   Have you ever sat at home, wondering what you’re going to be making for dinner for the rest of the week? I know that I have. Being in Kodiak, it is so easy for me to run over to grab some fresh seafood and have it at the table by dinner time ... 
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Audubon Hiking & Birding Guide – Audubon Hiking Schedule

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Audubon Hiking & Birding Guide – Audubon Hiking Schedule   The Audubon Hiking & Birding Guide is a great map to help you get around to the hiking trails on Kodiak Island. It is waterproof so that you don’t ever have to worry about any of those many rainy days that Kodiak has! On the back, it features some tips and tricks on things that you should watch for while hiking, like plants to avoid touching and one of a kind things to look for ... 
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8th Annual Chocolate Lover's Fling

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8th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Fling!   Every year, Discover Kodiak hosts their annual fundraiser, the Chocolate Lover’s Fling. It is a great community event to help support the local tourism industry and an even greater excuse to be able to jump into some of your formal wear ... 
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Events of the Crab Festival

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Events of the Kodiak Crab Festival   Have you ever attended the Kodiak Crab Festival? The Kodiak Crab Festival is one of the biggest experiences in Kodiak that is usually held during the Memorial Day Weekend. There are so many events held that you will surely stay busy and have lots of fun! Discover Kodiak is also holding an event called the Community Scavenger Hunt ... 
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Events of the Crab Festival II

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Events of the Kodiak Crab Festival II   There are so many events during the Kodiak Crab Festival that you can either attend or join! If you read my previous blog post, you would have read about 3 events that go on during the Festival—the Community Scavenger Hunt, the Crab Festival Grand Parade, and the Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration ... 
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Membership Spotlight: Kodiak Island Brewing Company

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Membership Spotlight: Kodiak Island Brewing Company   Shopping local is definitely something that Kodiakans like to live by. What better way to help the community and keep it running than by shopping and buying local? Some of the best businesses in Kodiak are local—just like the Kodiak Island Brewing Company ... 
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Guest Blog Post: Brenda Castonguay

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Guest Blog Post: Brenda Castonguay Of course, there are many reasons why you need to come and visit Kodiak, Alaska. There is so much to do when you get here and there are so many reasons to stay. To some, it is about fishing and to others, it might be about the beauty that surrounds you as soon as you arrive ... 
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Membership Spotlight: Reel Extreme Alaska

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Membership Spotlight: Reel Extreme Alaska   I recently got a chance to have a quick chat with the very guy that runs the ATV/Streamside Fishing business called Reel Extreme Alaska. The 5’7” (judging from my own height) cheerful, happy, young man recently joined Discover Kodiak and already has received bookings for his excursion ... 
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Spotlight: John Cannon

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In these last few weeks, you may have noticed an increased amount of photographs posted on our Facebook page that include aerial panoramic 360 degree angle photos. A few of them included shots above Pillar Mountain, North Sister and Pasagshak. With the overwhelming response of these amazing & interactive photos, we decided to interview the incredible man behind all of this innovative technology ... 
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Kodiak Rodeo & State Fair 2016

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     As August comes to a close, Kodiak will soon start seeing less and less tourists wandering around town and out the road. Kodiak had a relatively good summer with a little more rain/clouds than days of full sun. With September rolling around the corner, we are hoping that the sun will shine a little more--especially during Labor Day weekend ... 
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Dining at the Old's River Inn

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We came in two by two.  Our waitress was patient and kind, repeating the special with each addition of guests to our table. She helped us join another table to ours making more space for us. Last Saturday we agreed to meet with another couple at The Old’s River Inn Restaurant and Lounge for a late afternoon lunch ... 
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Deep Sea Fishing with Kodiak Island Charters

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    Kodiak Island is right in the middle of some of the best deep sea fishing in the state.
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Ten Inexpensive Things to do in Kodiak

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“There’s nothing to do.”, we’ve all heard it (or said it) before. I beg to differ. Here are just a few things you can do in and around Kodiak for free or for very little money. I can think of more activities [[library:uploads/resource_library/files]]I could add to the list, I’m sure you can too ... 
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Kodiak's Remote Wilderness Lodge Experience

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  Remote Wilderness Lodges The Kodiak, Alaska remote wilderness lodge experience is the adventurer’s answer to the all-inclusive tropical hotel.  The biggest difference is that tropical hotels provide meals, drinks and lodging while you’re on their property ... 
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Packing Tips for Your Trip to Kodiak

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Kodiak weather can be beautiful warm and sunny then change within a relatively short period becoming foggy, rainy and windy. The packing list below should help keep you covered in any weather. Clothing You’ll want to bring clothing that can be layered, making it possible to remove items if it’s too warm or add items if it becomes too cool ... 
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Kodiak Bear Viewing

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One of the questions I hear most frequently at the Discover Kodiak Visitor Information Center, other than “where are the restrooms?” is “where can I see a bear?” The Kodiak brown bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) is a sub-species of the brown bear (Ursus arctos ... 
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Why Kodiak Should be on Your List to Visit

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  Great Viewing        Bright Stars-Day or Night             We're Patriotic     Fun for the Entire Family       World Class Fishing  
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Expedia Rates Kodiak One of 20 Places in America to See the Best Sunsets

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Kodiak One of 20 Places in America to See the Best Sunsets & More   Did you know that Kodiak, Alaska is one of 20 places to find America’s best sunsets? Check out the following link. https://www.expedia.com/explore/north-america/usa ... 
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Planning an Alaska Vacation In - Five Parts

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If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed while trying to plan a vacation to Alaska you’re not alone. I have put together a five part series to help you get it all together and get the best out of your time.
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Marion Owen, Keeping the Faith...

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From Marion Owen (Marion Owen Photography) Keeping the faith in the U.S. Postal Service... The Dec/Jan issue of ALASKA Magazine featured my calendar on page 31. It's been fun sharing Kodiak's beauty with folks from Spain to Texas. But sometimes, in spite of all the automation out there, glitches happen ... 
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Planning an Alaska Vacation Part 3

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A hotel is not the only option for vacation accommodations. Consider trying another type of housing when making your travel plans.
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ONLINE BOOKING NOW AVAILABLE

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Discover Kodiak, like other visitor bureaus across the globe, now provides booking service to its members, thus creating the most cost-effective sales channel available. The benefits to our members of online booking with Discover Kodiak are: Low cost commission direct bookings Top tier booking experience for visitors Shopper engagement tools to boost bookings Full tracking and reporting Advance promotional tools for hotels Attraction and lodging package sales Customized special event booking engines   Even if you don’t want to take advantage of the online booking service you can add your listing with a nice  description of your business and your phone number so visitors can contact you directly ... 
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Aurora Watch

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When the skies are clear there aren’t many places better to see the aroura borealis than here in beautiful Kodiak, Alaska.
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Adventure Kodiak

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Spring is rapidly coming to Alaska’s Katmai National Park & the wildlife will soon be in the meadows, on the beaches & in the nesting areas. Adventure Kodiak launched a new more user friendly web site in February 2017.  You can navigate it easily with your cell, iPad or laptop ... 
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Visiting On a Cruise Ship...What Will I Have Time For?

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Have alternate plans if the tour you’ve chosen is dependent on weather. We can’t control Mother Nature.
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Kodiak Bear Safety

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Whether hiking, hunting, fishing or bear viewing staying aware of your surroundings and using common sense should see you through your activity without any issues.
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Sport Fishing Holiday on Kodiak Island

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Kodiak Island is a wilderness paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Imagine snow-capped mountains, emerald hills, lush forests, raging rivers and deep blue seas teaming with fish!
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Fun Things to Do with Your Kids (Young & Old)

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Near IslandTrails - Across the Near Island Bridge hike scenic trails at Near Island’s North End Park on the left just after the bridge and about a 15 minute walk from downtown. There is also another hiking trail almost to the bottom of this road on the right hand side off of the pull out parking area ... 
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Sunshine is here!

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Today marks the hottest day of the year so far for 2017 at 70 degrees. But did you know!? Kodiak's record for hottest day of the year was June 28, 1953 at 86 degrees Farenheit, WOW! Don't get caught without your water bottle and sunscreen. There are local businesses that offer surf gear rentals, kayak rentals, and scuba gear rentals to beat the heat ... 
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