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    Top Spots in and near Mountlake Terrace

    • Mountlake Terrace, Washington

      Kayak Lake Ballinger

      4.0
      Getting Here: Heading North on I5 from Seattle Center, take exit 178 for 236th Street SW and Lakeveiw Dr. Take a left on Lakeview Dr. and follow along for a half a mile before you see the Lake Ballinger Boat Ramp parking area on the left. There is a community park and rental facility on the noir ...
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    • Edmonds, Washington

      Hike to Meadowdale Beach

      5.0
      If you plan to hike to this beach on the weekend, arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast. From the trailhead, hike down through an old forest along a stream to reach Meadowdale Beach Park. Take in the sounds of birds, wildlife, and the stream adjacent to the trail. At one mile you wil...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Swim at Green Lake

      2.3
      Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds ...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Run The Green Lake Park Loop

      4.0
      Looping around a freshwater lake surrounded by tranquil natural scenery, Green Lake Park trail is considered by many to be Seattle’s go-to running spot. I love it because it’s an urban run that doesn’t feel like one. It’s especially popular with beginning runners and the after-work/weekend crowd....
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Golden Gardens Park

      4.5
      Golden Gardens Park is a beautiful, sandy gem that’s perfect for spending a sunny summer day lounging on the beach, exploring the shore, stand up paddling, or even playing beach volleyball. This park also features some of my favorite views in Seattle. As day turns to night, enjoy a beautiful suns...
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    • Kirkland, Washington

      Forbes Creek Stairs

      3.0
      0.19 mi / 92 ft gain
      All benefits of a stair master paired with fresh air is the perfect recipe for a northwest workout. 210 wooden railroad ties make up a staircase that will test your endurance, build strength and get you sweating in no time. The stairs are open year round, 24 hours a day and offer parking for abo...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Discovery Park Beach

      4.3
      2.39 mi / 535 ft gain
      Discovery Park and its beach area great for walking, running, photography, and taking in a sunset. If you want to put your feet in the sand, head down to the western most part of the park. This beach is a sand beach with an iconic lighthouse at the end. Dirftwood also washes up on the beach provi...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Night Photography at Gasworks Park

      4.8
      Everyone knows Gasworks Park for its awesome views of downtown Seattle. A great spot during anytime of the year, the park is even beautiful at night, when you can see reflections of the city lights in Lake Union. Make sure you bring a tripod to capture some awesome long exposure images!During the...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Loop Trail - Discovery Park

      3.5 mi / 200 ft gain
      The Loop Trail in Discovery Park offers a nice respite from the city, with views of the Puget Sound, open fields and forest. Given it's a loop, there are a couple of different options to begin the hike. The most common is to park at the East Visitor Center Parking lot and take a short connector t...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Kayak the Washington Arboretum Loop

      4.0
      Situated just southeast from the shores of the University of Washington, the Washington Arboretum Loop is a short yet gorgeous paddling excursion. What it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its peaceful escape from the city and its beautiful path carved out through fields of lily pads....
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail

      5.0
      2.4 mi / 197 ft gain
      The Washington Park Arboretum is the perfect place to swing through if you're looking for a short and gentle trail run without leaving the city. This expansive park includes the UW Botanic Gardens, Japanese Gardens, entire length of the Arboretum Creek - all landmarks you'll pass on this trail. ...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Lighthouse and Discovery Park Loop

      5.0
      4.27 mi / 384 ft gain
      This Beautiful park in Seattle offers up gorgeous views of Puget Sound. The park has an easy to follow loop, which is about 4.5 miles. There are easy offshoots of the loop if you're looking to get a little extra distance. Keep an eye out for Hidden Valley Trail and North Beach Trail if you're up ...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Paddle Lake Union

      4.6
      As the sun sets over Queen Anne Hill, there are few better places to be in Seattle than Lake Union. Sitting just 2 miles from downtown Seattle, the Lake is a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. No matter the season, catching a sunset and dusk on the lake is absolutely stunning. U...
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Howe Street Stairs

      3.3
      0.31 mi / 217 ft gain
      The Howe Street Stairs are Seattle’s longest continuous stairway, and your quads will confirm this fact after you’ve done a few sets of repeats. This is a great place to raise your heart rate and get some exercise outside of the gym. If you’re up for it, throw in some push-ups and sit-ups in betw...
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    • Woodinville, Washington

      Woodland Plateau and Lloyd Trail Loop

      5.0
      2.63 mi / 276 ft gain
      Woodland Plateau and Lloyd Trail Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Woodinville, Washington.
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    • Seattle, Washington

      Ice Cream Cruise on Lake Union

      My family and I were in Seattle for a wedding and I believe my mom across this gem being advertised in either a newspaper or a magazine. We had a great time and it was an affordable way to get onto the water and something everyone of all ages could do. I love checking out houseboats, being on the...
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    Camping and Lodging in Mountlake Terrace

    Turlo Campground
    Granite Falls, Washington

    Turlo Campground

    Verlot Campground
    Granite Falls, Washington

    Verlot Campground

    Wiley Creek Group Camp
    Verlot, Washington

    Wiley Creek Group Camp

    Gold Basin Campground
    Granite Falls, Washington

    Gold Basin Campground

    Marten Creek Group Camp
    Mountain Loop Highway

    Marten Creek Group Camp

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    The 20 Best Campsites near Seattle

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    Hiking together during #LatinxHeritageMonth

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    Feathered Friends Swallow UL 20 Sleeping Bag Review

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