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Lake Padden Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
Phone Number: 3607787000
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.

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A wonderful park to just sit and relax in the sun

The lake was peaceful and the park spacious enough for privacy, with peace and quiet. Nice picnic areas

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Seattle
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lake was peaceful and the park spacious enough for privacy, with peace and quiet. Nice picnic areas

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Bellingham, Washington
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is amazing! There is so much to do from swimming to tennis this park has fun for everyone. Do you have a dog you want to take with you no problem there is a very nice dog park as well. It is one of the best parks in the area!

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Thank cmossel
Kenai, Alaska
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Bellingham at least once a year and always make it a point to go to Lake Padden Park for a walk around the lake. We were there a couple days ago and they have kayak and board rentals available so I think we are going back today to check those out. There was a foot race going... More 

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kennewick
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is great for all the different types of outdoor activity. My family and I were just there twice in June. We Love this park and have been there fishing, biking, hiking, boating, and long boarding. Not to mention there is a big dog park with multiple areas for different dogs. This picture was of a rainbow in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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103 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did I mention beautiful? Takes us about an hour to walk around the lake. Beautiful scenery, trails, and wildlife. Rabbits everywhere in the evenings. Do mind the mosquitoes at dusk though - there can be a pretty dense cloud of them over the trails.

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Thank Joshua D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my new Kayak there and it's a great place for a beginner. It wasn't too busy and there were lots of other kayaks. Not motors allowed on lake.

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Thank Mistymoon1
Shoreline, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of things to do- picnic areas, off leash exercise area for both small & big dogs, kayaking, fishing, swimming, biking, very clean lake, play structure for kids

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped my son off for cross country practice and I didn't want to leave. What a wonderful place to spend the day. The park and Lake were clean and inviting and the trees were old growth and marvelous. Golf course just next door too.

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Thank ERMMD
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The trail around lake Padden is just under three miles, with flat sections and hills on one side. The walk is wonderful and relaxing with beautiful nature all around you. Lake views, BBQ pits, covered areas for gatherings, playgrounds, tennis courts, finshing, and water sports.

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White Rock, Canada
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256 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The park has very good walking trails and views across the lake. Easy to access and lots of parking. Worth a few hours.

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