8. Lake Washington
Being the second-largest natural state in Washington, Lake Washington
has an abundance to offer. This massive body of water is nestled between Seattle and Bellevue. With plenty of shorelines, you can enjoy picnicking, swimming, or hunting for clams and crawfish here. If you enjoy fishing, you can do that year-round at Lake Washington. If you are new to Seattle or just looking for a way to get more acquainted with the place you live, you might want to consider embarking on the Lake Washington Cruise
by Argosy. This tour, approximately an hour and a half long includes live narration providing an introduction to the history of the lake. You can even see stunning views of Mt. Rainier, a snow-capped backdrop to Seattle.
9. Madrona Park
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of city life, pop on over to Madrona Park
. This 9.5-acre park is located on the waterfront of Lake Washington. A wooded hillside leads down to the grassy beach and play area for children. In the summer, lifeguards are on the duty to supervise swimmers. The option to make a picnic reservation makes it a popular spot for birthday parties and other celebrations. The trails along with Lake Washington here make it a great place to run, ride your bike, or soak up the changing colors of the trees. In clear weather, you can even catch views of Mt. Rainier in the distance.
10. Lake Union
Located within the city limits of Seattle and close to downtown, Lake Union
offers an endless stream of things to do. In the mood to take a kayak on the water or perhaps try your hand at paddleboarding? Prefer renting a boat (perhaps a hot tub boat)? Want to have lunch with a waterfront view? You can do all of that—and much more—on Lake Union. Lake Union Loop is 6.4 miles and offers the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or take your dogs for a stroll. On this trail, you’ll be sure to get your blood pumping while enjoying scenic views.
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