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Mercer Slough Nature Park

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Address: 2102 Bellevue Way Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone Number: 4254522565
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Great in-town recreation

Very nice paved trail through the slough...only drawback is that it is beside the freeway. Other paths and canoe/kayak/SUP opportunities into marshy areas with Great Blue Heron... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aaron S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice paved trail through the slough...only drawback is that it is beside the freeway. Other paths and canoe/kayak/SUP opportunities into marshy areas with Great Blue Heron among other stunning wildlife. Mostly I ride my bike across the slough and appreciate the access it provides.

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Thank Aaron S
Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time, the walk from Bellevue to the park is on 2 miles and renting a canoe for an hour provides a great

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mercer Slough area is a local favorite for activities on the water (kayaking and canoeing) or a short hike/walk. Only a short distance into the park you'll forget you're in a large city as you enjoy the evergreen canopy, the sound of water along the slough and the smells of nature. Be forewarned that this area is also a... More 

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Seattle WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I started taking my kids kayaking here when they were about 8 and 10. Weekends are a bit busier, but still quite nice. It's a bit of work to paddle under the I-90 bridge from the rental area, but it's worth it. We've seen kingfishers, beautiful blooming water lilies, dragonflies and more birds.

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Thank BizTravelerSeattleWA
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The Mercer Slough Nature Park offers people a beautiful escape, minutes from the bustle of Downtown Bellevue! Whether you choose to walk the trails, canoe, kayak, or pick berries-ALL are possible in this gorgeous park.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

They have improved walkways throughout this park which is like a swamp. Yet only a couple miles from central Bellevue. Terrific just for the walk.

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Thank dialright
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is a great place to enjoy family/ beginner kayaking -- very safe and easy course, and you can see many birds along the way. You can also go to the Lake Washington from there if you feel you are ready.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place is truly amazing! It is five minutes from downtown Bellevue but you would never know it. It seems like an island of trees, bushes, turtles, Great Blue Herons, so quiet and peaceful. There are trails to walk, but what's so fantastic is the water. No power allowed other than human, so no motorboats. It is an excellent place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place for a fast walk in Bellevue. It's convenient located at I-90 and Bellevue Way. It's very beautiful. Big park of it isn't shaded, so it's great for walks during sunny cold winter days. It's right by a organic blueberry farm which is another popular place to go for families during July and August.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A nice urban setting park with mostly wood plank trails. Good signs and maps available. This park is good during the winter months when other trails are not available.... Ware waterproof boots in winter...

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