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Lake Padden Park

Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
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Aloha
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of things to do if you have a young family; swimming, boating and places for pets, too! We strolled around and took pictures for awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I love running at this park! Lake Padden Park surrounds Lake Padden and is a great place to fish, exercise, picnic, sun bath, play basketball and bring your family. I run at this park regularly. The main trail loops around the lake and is 2.6 miles. There is access to many other trails as well if you care to run... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A 2 1/2 mile trail around a secluded and scenic little lake. No big hills, no rugged paths, perfect for a few old ladies.

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Rome, Wa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Gentle mountain biking trails ring the lake, but the real riding is across the road on Galbraith Mountain. Downhill and all-mountain mountain bikes are available for rent at several bike shops in the area. It's a hike a bike mountain and there are not shuttles or lifts to get to the top so plan on peddling. The top is about... More

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Burlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This park is beautiful! Whether you want to swim, hike, jog, or play with your dog, you can do it all here. The walk around the lake is a gravelled path plenty wide enough to accomodate runners, cyclists and walkers and is around 2 miles long. The dog park is amazing! Lots of room for them to romp and play... More

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bellingham, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You can walk the 2.6 miles around the lake with the family or bike it. Beautiful and serene. Ample parking, a dog park, covered picnic areas and swimming/boating in the summer. You can also catch some mountain biking trails from Lake Padden if that's your thing.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a great place to fish from the shore as no boat motor is allowed. A nice trail all around the lake and there is a dock on the west side and a play area with bbq area on the other side of the park.Also a tennis court by the end entrance.

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Bellingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Biking distances from home, perfect for running and paddling all year round, and swimming in the summer months. One point off, not for the park itself, but the yahoos who frequent the covered picnic areas and don't clean up after themselves.

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Bellingham, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An early morning walk around Lake Padden is a wonderful way to start your day. This is a place you can go to by yourself and not feel afraid. The paths are well used and many are running/walking around the lake throughout the day. This is child friendly and a great place for kids to ride their bikes around. Also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Lake Padden is a fantastic place with sights and activities for everyone. The placid, forest ringed lake is stunningly beautiful in every season. It also provides excellent fishing. A well maintained 3-1/2 mile trail encircles the lake. It is mostly level - only minor grades on the west side - that is very popular with families and dog walkers. There... More

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