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“Foster Island, Washington Park Arboretum”
Review of Foster Island Walk

Foster Island Walk
Ranked #246 of 449 things to do in Seattle
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Foster Island, Washington Park Arboretum”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wonderful walk! Lots of birds, bugs and plants! Go on a dry day, in Seattle that might be tricky. There are benches to sit on, but not a great place to bring a picnic, however, outside of island there are lots of places to eat your picnic lunch. The whole park is beautiful. Blooms from February (Camellias) through the end of the summer.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Edelmshine
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English first
Mukilteo, WA & St Louis, MO
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed March 21, 2009

If you visit the WA Arboretum, you must visit Foster Island which is within walking distance of the Arboretum parking area. We visited both locations for a total time of approx 4 hours.
If you have time, I would strongly suggest both, but in the summer its likely to be mosquito ridden in the marshy areas. Beautiful views, none-the-less of Lake Union, Univ of Wa and the Cascades.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Another Amazing Seattle Walk...”
Reviewed February 17, 2009

An amazing little jewel of a walk for everybody. Difficult to tackle after heavy rains as the boardwalk gets very mushy, but if you go in dry weather, you will be absolutely taken with the view. After you walk through the trees, cross a couple of wooden bridges, and amble over the boardwalk in places, you are rewarded by views of UW, Husky stadium, boats flying by and beautiful homes on Lake Washington. If you're adventurous without small children, you can venture all the way to the Arboretum. All this for FREE. Get out there & check it out!

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