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Lake Padden Park

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Address: , Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: 3607787000
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Description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

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Best place to hike, run, swim or boat

I think this is the best B'ham spot for a variety of outdoor activities. Showers available for swimmers. During my most recent visit, a local sporting goods place was renting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Discovery Bay, California
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Discovery Bay, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I think this is the best B'ham spot for a variety of outdoor activities. Showers available for swimmers. During my most recent visit, a local sporting goods place was renting kayaks.

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Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to go walk, take the dogs to play with other dogs, lots of extra trails off the path for exploring, swimming, non-motor boats, and a playground. Fun for all!

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Berwyn, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a lovely walk on the trail by the lake. Great place to bring pets and walk them. Seen some geese and ducks on land as well in water. Quiet small lake to canoe or kayak on. Very calm and serene. Would love to bring picnic next time and enjoy the peacefulness of this gorgeous place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to lake Padden for many years. Easy access for boats, great hiking trail around the lake, tennis courts and plenty of parking. Good fishing in the lake from many spots and I even caught a 19" Large Mouth Bass last year. Great spot for family get togethers but arrive early on nice weekends for the best... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I reviewed this park a few years ago but I don't think I did it justice. This is one of those places that really has a lot going for it. I particularly enjoy the 2.6 mile loop trail. Part of the trail is in the open and part of it is in the shady forest that hugs the south side... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Easy to locate from I-5. Beautiful and tranquil lake. Great trails to walk and good for kayaking. Nice golf course on the other side of the lake area but I do not know if you can see the like from the course.

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Go there and enjoy a wonderful walk around the lake! We loved it so much. Nature at its best! Places for bbq, relax, eat, drink, read,...

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Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From fishing to swimming...from running/walking trails to the playground...Lake Padden ROCKS! It is a great place with lots of activities and beauty! Can't wait to go back!

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Would not necessarily swim in the water (the lake is fairly small and stagnant) BUT it is a great place to go if you want to walk around the lake in the woods! There is also a large grassy area on one side of the lake (right near the parking) and that is a great place for a picnic and/or... More 

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Sedro-woolley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lake Padden is a well known and well loved park for locals and travelers alike. If you want a good spot by the water you'll need to get there early. If your just looking for a grassy place to lay out and have a BBQ you can pretty much come when ever you like, you might have to do a... More 

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