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 are adjacent picnic areas, a children's playground, an off-leash dog park, a boat launch, and an 18 hole public golf course. The Lake Padden Trail connects on the west with the Padden Creek and Interurban Trails. There are fish breeding areas and great opportunities for bird watching. This is truly one of Bellingham's jewels.