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The shortest road out of town, Rezanof Drive becomes Monashka Bay Road and runs northwest of Kodiak for 12 miles. On this drive, you’ll get great views of the Specific coast, hiking trails, tide pools, a white-sand beach, and a museum.

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Site of Russ­ian grist mill in the 1800s.

Difficulty: Easy

One of the eas­i­est beach­es to access from town, this park has a nice over­look and excel­lent water­front with pic­nic sites. In late July through Sep­tem­ber, you can fish from the beach for sil­ver and pink salmon. Bird­ing is good year round, but it’s espe­cial­ly great dur­ing the winter.

Difficulty: Easy

The trail par­al­lels Island Lake Creek, which tum­bles steeply through the woods over falls and boul­ders. This is a good place to see dip­pers, as well as for­est birds such as win­ter wrens, var­ied thrush, chick­adees, nuthatch­es and creepers.

Monash­ka Bay with Monash­ka Mt. in the background.