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“Great for a Walk or Run”
Review of Lake Padden Park

Lake Padden Park
Ranked #4 of 82 things to do in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
Kansas City
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great for a Walk or Run”
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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Bellingham, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Another wonderful wild urban park”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This forest park encompasses an entire pristine lake. No motor boats here. Lots of wildlife, including a great variety of wild ducks in winter. Multiple use trails invite walkers and bicyclists to enjoy the view from all sides. There is a playground for children.

Visited September 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
479 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Place to Relax”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

With a 2.6 mile easy hiking path around the lake, rocky beaches to play in and healthy people (young and old) everywhere, this park is hard to beat. We will visit Padden every time we return to Bellingham.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lake Padden is a very special little treasure in Bellingham! The walk around the lake is scenic, clean, with a wide walking path, not too challenging for any age, and scenic. And did I mention scenic!!! There are well-kept washrooms. This peaceful, quiet park & trail is used by joggers, cyclists and everyday walkers. It is so nice to not hear motorboats on the lake. There are benches at viewpoints for everyone's enjoyment. I have enjoyed walking its circumference with family and solo.

Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
313 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A little exercise helps burn off the holiday fare”
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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