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Lake Padden Park

Address: Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

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Bellingham, Washington
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89 reviews 89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Easliy accessible all times of the year; allows you to get into the outdoors within minutes of downtown Bellingham, WA.

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17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lake Padden is a beautiful area. We enjoy taking our pooch to the dog park. While I've heard some complaints about aggressive dogs, we've never had a problem. It's also a perfect place to run. Grab your shoes and take a run around the lake!

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Lake Padden has a little bit of something for everyone; good trout fishing from shore or boat, a great labyrinth of hiking trails from easy to moderate, a great adventure play area for small children, plenty of bathrooms with flush toilets, a dog run area and even ball/soccer fields. Ample parking and a covered BBQ area. Worth the stop for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We almost didn't go to the dog trails here because we were tired, but I'm so glad we did. There is a decent sized gated area for dogs to play - it was alright but nothing special. Connecting to this gated areas, trails into the forest begin and there are several that are off leash. Our dog had so much... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well maintained paved paths ideal for jogging/running. Beautiful sunrises and a perfect place to see the changing of the leaves in the fall time.

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British Columbia, Canada
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156 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful fall weather on a Saturday brought out all kinds of people in droves : Picnicking families, walkers, joggers, cyclists, people walking dogs, you name it. The trails are not too steep means that this is popular walk for all ages. Given so many people are around, it is a safe area. The trails are suitably wide to accommodate everyone... More 

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Calgary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful park on Lake Padden and is about 2.1 miles around. We did this walk/run every morning and it is perfectly hilly with lots of give in the ground. Part of the walk/run is on the lake and part is throughout the shady rain forest. The scents and sights are amazing to experience. There is also a... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Absolutely beautiful park. Great for a picnic day. Nice children's play area and a fun place for children to go fishing. Spent many days with my family there

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took a nice stroll around the lake on a Sunday afternoon. It was very enjoyable. There were a lot of people enjoying the park, but it did not feel crowded. There are a lot of trails and various activities.

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Bellingham, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Like to run well manicured trails? This is the place to do it. Run with a partner and lock your car.

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