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Fort Ward State Park

Bainbridge Island, WA
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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
50 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a very nice park to visit and walk with pets, and for the beautiful views of the surrounding water. It was hard to find, but since this is an island, you can't get that lost. There are picnic tables and restrooms, and paths to explore. This is an old military sight, and there are markers and information along... More

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have read the other reviews. Yes, this place doesn't have anything special, but I think that is the charm. It is simply a nice park to take a walk, gaze into the water and do nothing more. The canopy always provides shady relief.

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Carlsbad, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Fort Ward is another state park that was taken over by the Bainbridge Park District. There is quite a historical significance here with the military setting up bunkers with cannons in case of an invasion from Japan during World War II. The cannons have been removed but the bunkers are still there. It's a great walking park, level along the... More

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