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Mercer Slough Nature Park

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Address: 2102 Bellevue Way Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Best place ever for new kayakers and canoes

This place is truly amazing! It is five minutes from downtown Bellevue but you would never know it. It seems like an island of trees, bushes, turtles, Great Blue Herons, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kayakerjim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is truly amazing! It is five minutes from downtown Bellevue but you would never know it. It seems like an island of trees, bushes, turtles, Great Blue Herons, so quiet and peaceful. There are trails to walk, but what's so fantastic is the water. No power allowed other than human, so no motorboats. It is an excellent place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place for a fast walk in Bellevue. It's convenient located at I-90 and Bellevue Way. It's very beautiful. Big park of it isn't shaded, so it's great for walks during sunny cold winter days. It's right by a organic blueberry farm which is another popular place to go for families during July and August.

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Thank Sarah Y
Kirkland, Washington
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A nice urban setting park with mostly wood plank trails. Good signs and maps available. This park is good during the winter months when other trails are not available.... Ware waterproof boots in winter...

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Thank Don H
Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The Mercer Slough is a great place to be reminded that, even in a big city, nature persists. The slough is an expansive Lake Washington wetland system at the south end of Bellevue, Washington. It offers lovely areas to explore by canoe, a u-pick blueberry farm, and excellent bird watching. It is also offers points of interest all year long... More 

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Thank Solsteinn
Seattle, Washington
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Lots of diversity, through bogs, blueberry farms and under highway. Walk can be lengthen and shortened in loop depending on how much time you have available.

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Thank Susan R
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I think that was a slogan for Bellevue for a number of years. Make sure to visit the environmental education center. It's also available for parties, family reunions and meetings. The meeting room is at tree top level with a beautiful view of downtown Bellevue. We had a family reunion here an it was a huge success.

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Thank El_Maestro53
Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The park is a great combination of water and greenery. It is quiet and you can hear the birds singing. Fall was a good time to go as the leaves were looking nice. One caution: there are extensive stretches of wooden path slightly above ground. The combination of wet wood covered by wet leaves was very slippery in spots. Staff... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Hired kayaks at Enatai Beach Park, paddled across to the slough. Was a great way to spend a few hours on a lazy summer afternoon and get some exercise in at the same time.

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Thank Dave M
Kirkland
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

One can walk through the nature park or kayak. Kayaks are available at the beach park. A wonderful inner city gift to those of us who live on the Eastside (Bellevue, WA.).

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Thank jan c
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Lovely park both sides of the river. I am told you can see box turtles and otters but not seen any on our walks. Much of the walkways are boarded, the rest is mulch so all weather.

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