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“Walk the trail @ Padden” 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
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Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
Bellingham, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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“Walk the trail @ Padden”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham
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“Leave it cleaner than you found it.”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“A walk around the lake”
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 if you play tennis, the courts are almost always open. It is also a dog friendly place with an off leash area.

Visited October 2013
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“A jewel of a park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited October 2013
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“Great for a Walk or Run”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I loved that this lake had a trail that went all the way around it, yet it felt like you were in the middle of a forest. It was rather crowded, being a beautiful Sunday, but there was room for everyone. We saw plenty of runners and cyclists as well.

Visited September 2013
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