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“green and clean” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Padden Park

Lake Padden Park
Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Parks
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Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
Bellingham, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“green and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It's very nice setting. Beautiful clean water. Picnic tables. Nice paths. Great for kids and for dog walking.

Visited September 2013
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Everett, WA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Pretty park to spend the day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a well maintained park along a small lake. Plenty of parking, easy access off the highway. Nice paved walking trail available.

Visited July 2013
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Walks for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Whether you walk the wide, well maintained trail around the lake or take off on some of the more adventuresome trails on the west side of the lake there is something for everyone. If you have a dog that needs exercise, there are trails that permit dogs. Beware though, not all trails are dog friendly. Horses are even permitted on limited number of trails. During the season you can fish for trout with the proper licenses. There are plenty of lawn areas, picnic tables, some with barbecue's, and even a play area for your kids. Something for everyone in a beautiful setting.

Visited May 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Rural Park close to town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Lake Padden is a city park known for its golf course, lake, picnic areas, trails, off leash dog area and softball fields. It is a picturesque and well maintained setting.

The golf course is one of the best in Whatcom County with 18 holes, great pro shop with food and drink service.

The lake is good for swimming and fishing. It is stocked with fish every year. Boating is permitted, but no engines are allowed. There are trails that loop the lake and encourage exploration of the hill west of the lake.

The off leash dog area is a fenced area with fresh water where there is plenty of room to let Fido run and play with you and/or other dogs.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great place to hike and/or bring your dog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice hiking trail around the lake (about 2.5 miles), not overly challenging. There are also off leash areas for your dog. If you have a water loving dog like a lab or a golden this is the place to go. There is a swimming area as well so the whole family can enjoy this park.

Visited July 2013
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