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“A little exercise helps burn off the holiday fare” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Padden Park

Lake Padden Park
Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #5 of 58 things to do in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
Exeter, United Kingdom
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“A little exercise helps burn off the holiday fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Love the circular walk. Great lakeside views. Swimming and fishing available plus tennis. We regularly do this walk and we always enjoy it. Hope you do. Free parking.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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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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“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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“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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