Run Lake Katherine

Lake Katherine - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

A lakeside trail with access to multiple botanic gardens.

This moderate trail loops around the lake. You will also pass by an arboretum, nature center, and a number of gardens, including an herb garden, butterfly garden, waterfall garden, and conifer garden.

Photo Credit: Ceyhun (Jay) Isik and Dariusz

Distance

1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

29 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Running

Lake
Scenic

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Cozy Quiet Clean

Very well kept small little lake in a safe and nice neighborhood. Would bring little ones here to explore. Very clean and very interactive with a small free museum with a clean bathroom and waterfall. Well kept mile trail around the lake. They host many many events and are always having community events. Butterfly gardens and butterfly festivals, Fourth of July fireworks, fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing and many more events. Many small gardens. Next door to a Starbucks (buy a coffee and sit on a bench with a friend and talk) or a 7-11 across the street with a smoothie place with ice cream for a little picnic.

Great If You Like Urbanized Nature

I was expecting something a tad bit more rugged. It's a beautifully manicured paved walkway around the lake. Great for relaxing bike rides and strollers and whatnot. But if you want that nature solitude, this is not the place.

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