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Lake Padden Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
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+1 360-778-7000
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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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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Swimming, walking, biking, paddling, and fishing.

Awesome place to freshwater swim with no worry about speed boat traffic. But do keep an eye out for Inattentive paddlers. The nice shower afterwards is a big plus. Too bad the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
CRene
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Bellingham, WA
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Bellingham, WA
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome place to freshwater swim with no worry about speed boat traffic. But do keep an eye out for Inattentive paddlers. The nice shower afterwards is a big plus. Too bad the shower house doesn't open until 11am. The trail around the lake is a nice size for a satisfying 2.6 mile trek with some hills. The wooded setting for... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous spot to walk either around the lake or try a more challenging trail. No motor boats are allowed so it is superb for kayaking. Truly heaven on earth.

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Thank traveler5519
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice park that is not very crowded. picnicking areas, walking trail, and fishing. All very close.

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Bozeman, Montana
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Took the trail through the forest around the scenic lake. It's a great way to breathe some fresh air right in town.

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Vallejo, California
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've heard some describe this as a "Kiddie Pond." Seems the hiking/biking trail around the lake must be close to three miles. Trout fishing has always been good and I've heard there's kokanee but never caught any. August is a great time to harvest black berries. I've never had a bad time at this lake.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Walking or running around Lake Padden is a joy in good weather or bad. The 2.6 mile trail has a great mixture of ups, downs,, and flat. There's a nice balance of running along the lake & time where you have trees to shade you in the sun and shelter you from rain. There are many side trails to provide... More 

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Thank Kay R
Bellingham, Washington
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The walks available around Lake Padden are not only a healthy two to four mile hike, but an array of views and environments in a tranquil setting. The lake itself is beautiful and pristeen - the water is clear and sparkling. Whether you are there on a sunny day, when the marine squalls are whipping up whitecaps, or even in... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Originally we just wanted to spend some time on the beach and to have a swim in the lake - which we did; the water was cold just as it should be, given that the lake is fed by the mountain streams. Then my 85-years-old Dad said he wanted to take a walk around the lake. It was the end... More 

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Thank Lev M
Bellingham
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Spring: a great place to have children play on the playground, walks on the trail around the lake, and if not windy- go for a canoe or kayak spin. Summer: play in playground, picnics, swimming, canoe or kayak . Fall and winter great for walks on the trail. Dogs: love the enclosed dog play area Golfing Shelters to rent for... More 

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Thank Sue W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The walk around this lake will put a llittle over 2 miles of beautiful "stepping" on your fitbit. Do it.

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