Friday, March 12, 2010

Lake Washington Boulevard

 Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center June 2009

Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center June 2009

 Lake Washington June 2009

 Lake Washington Blvd June 2009

Mt Baker Beach June 2009

Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle is a great place to walk along Lake Washington.  There are 3.5 miles of walkway from the lower end of Colman Park in Mt Baker south to Seward Park.  The northernmost stretch is quite nice.  You can park at Stan Sayre’s Memorial Park near the Mt Baker Rowing & Sailing Center.  If the doors are open,  you can look inside the boat houses.  You are mostly like to see crews & sailboats near the center in the mornings.  Or you can park at the lower end of Colman Park near Mt Baker Beach.  Be sure to detour into Mt Baker Park to see the pools & landscaping along the stream.  There is a pagoda lantern in Mt Baker Park near Lake Washington Blvd that was presented to Seattle by her sister city of Kobe in 1912.  It was removed & hidden away to prevent vandalism during WW2.  You can walk out on the pier at Mt Baker Beach, or swim to the raft.  The walk between Colman Park & Stan Sayres Memorial Park is mostly quiet lake shore.  But there is a pier midway where you might see people fishing.  It should take about 1 hour to walk the 1.5 miles (3 miles total) in both directions.  Click here to read about more parks along Lake Washington Boulevard.

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