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Fort Ward State Park

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Address: Bainbridge Island, WA

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Beautiful area

The family and friends decided to take a day trip. We spent few hours here walking the trails and hanging out at the beach areas. My kid loved playing near the beach throwing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Jackie F
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The family and friends decided to take a day trip. We spent few hours here walking the trails and hanging out at the beach areas. My kid loved playing near the beach throwing rocks and running around. Beautiful scenery.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fort Ward is the site of a former military installation on Rich Passage on the south side of Bainbridge Island. It is now a combination of park on the water and a housing development on the top of the hill where the parade grounds were located. some of the old brick buildings are converted into other uses and officer's homes... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Plenty to see, great hiking and the restrooms are decent. Bring the family for a good time. You can eat local.

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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This park has a main walking path, wonderful trails and a gorgeous view of the sound. There are historical sites located in the park and convenient restrooms.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a difficult time finding this military based turned into a beautiful park. There were signposts in some parts of the route and then nothing. We made quit e a few wrong turns, but the perseverance paid off when we walked through the forest trails to the beach and back. There are also buildings and sights of historical significance... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The state park is beautiful and interesting. You'll see some of the biggest trees on Bainbridge here. But we didn't love the beach and the hike back to the car is very steep - too steep for the oldest and youngest in our party.

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Sammamish, Washington
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128 reviews 128 reviews
84 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went on a sunny fresh day of April. Great landscape, quiet park for walking or biking. We were in the shore area which was very pleasant and relaxing... sunny but still a little cold; it was just perfect. You arrive to Bainbridge Island by ferry and it takes around 15 minutes to get to the park. This park is... More 

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Hawaii
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244 reviews 244 reviews
78 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

There are pleasant places to walk here. We did not think the trail up the hill was particularly difficult. It is quite short. The highlight for us was the view of the water.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is a nice location for walking, jogging, or biking - with a wide trail. The views of the Olympic Mountains & Port Orchard are magnificent any time of year. In warmer months, this is a good place for a picnic. Tables are limited, but you can always find plenty of places to perch (e.g., logs on the beach) and... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a beautiful park for exploring the beach during low-tide.......having a picnic at one of the picnic tables......bringing young children to bike or learn to bike....walking a dog.....walking with a loved one! It is easy to increase the walk by walking to the end of the park and then through the neighborhoods along the roads. Beautiful water views and... More 

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