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Lake Padden Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
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+1 360-778-7000
06:00 - 22:00
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This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

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Trail Run around the lake

Took the trail through the forest around the scenic lake. It's a great way to breathe some fresh air right in town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 November 2016
Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Took the trail through the forest around the scenic lake. It's a great way to breathe some fresh air right in town.

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Vallejo, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've heard some describe this as a "Kiddie Pond." Seems the hiking/biking trail around the lake must be close to three miles. Trout fishing has always been good and I've heard there's kokanee but never caught any. August is a great time to harvest black berries. I've never had a bad time at this lake.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Walking or running around Lake Padden is a joy in good weather or bad. The 2.6 mile trail has a great mixture of ups, downs,, and flat. There's a nice balance of running along the lake & time where you have trees to shade you in the sun and shelter you from rain. There are many side trails to provide... More 

Thank Kay R
Bellingham, Washington
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The walks available around Lake Padden are not only a healthy two to four mile hike, but an array of views and environments in a tranquil setting. The lake itself is beautiful and pristeen - the water is clear and sparkling. Whether you are there on a sunny day, when the marine squalls are whipping up whitecaps, or even in... More 

Thank skye724
Novosibirsk, Russia
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Originally we just wanted to spend some time on the beach and to have a swim in the lake - which we did; the water was cold just as it should be, given that the lake is fed by the mountain streams. Then my 85-years-old Dad said he wanted to take a walk around the lake. It was the end... More 

Thank Lev M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spring: a great place to have children play on the playground, walks on the trail around the lake, and if not windy- go for a canoe or kayak spin. Summer: play in playground, picnics, swimming, canoe or kayak . Fall and winter great for walks on the trail. Dogs: love the enclosed dog play area Golfing Shelters to rent for... More 

Thank Sue W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The walk around this lake will put a llittle over 2 miles of beautiful "stepping" on your fitbit. Do it.

Thank Eugenia P
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The three mile circuit of Lake Padden has to be one of the best local walks. True, it isn't challenging but as an introduction to Pacific Northwest countryside it cannot be beaten. The walk will have you wanting to do more challenging walks in the outlying countryside. Hugely popular and yet it is still possible to be away from it... More 

Thank W0rthingWanderer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I am so lucky to live a 10" walk away from Lake Padden. Simply for a 2.6 mile walk around the lake, you will see NW forest at it's most typical. Hear birdsong at its most usual. And want to return to observe how it changes from day to day. Season to season. Four turtles were on the log today.... More 

Thank Rhoda Preston F
Port Orchard, Washington
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Want to relax and forget the outside world? Come here and stroll around the gravel trail that encompasses the entire Lake!

Thank Juice415

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