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Lake Padden Park

4882 South Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-3444
+1 360-778-7000
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Best place in town to walk around a lake...well the only place...in town.

Love this park. Always a good walk (2.6 miles around the lake) as well as offering tennis (2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bellingham, Washington
via mobile
Terrific place to walk

Bellingham is a wonderful city to walk in, and Lake Padden is the best place in Bellingham to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron B
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This 900 acre park offers several miles of walking and biking trails.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“off leash” (11 reviews)
“mile trail” (7 reviews)
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4882 South Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98229-3444
+1 360-778-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this park. Always a good walk (2.6 miles around the lake) as well as offering tennis (2 courts), picnicking, grates for cooking, swimming, paddle boarding lessons as well as sail boarding lessons and ducks and geese to feed. If you want a dog park,...More

Thank Cheryl3223
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bellingham is a wonderful city to walk in, and Lake Padden is the best place in Bellingham to walk. I am a senior citizen and not overly athletic, but love to walk at Padden. Conveniently, it is one tenth of a marathon in length. A...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lake is very popular place for strolling and riding bikes. There's a dog park attached to it, so there's a bit for everyone.

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just really enjoyed walking around the beautiful lake. A real treat. There are kayaks in the water, and it just adds to the scenery. Really great place.

Thank 607timothys
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This park is a gem. Hiking the 3-mile trail around the lake is a treat for the senses. The aroma of cedar, the softness of the forest floor, the quietness under the trees, and the ever-changing reflections in the lake. It's enticing for dogs, too:...More

1  Thank Fancyfree99
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place if you are alone, with the family or in a group of friends! There is even a dog park for them to run out their energies! Many of my kids friends have had birthdays here. They have a great play...More

Thank ambersalad
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We took a walk around the lake - breathe taking! My husband rode his bike while we walked. Lots of friendly performance people on the path.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've come here several times to run with my friends, and I've seen a lot of people fishing here as well. It's really quiet, and you've got a great view around the lake while on the trail. There are places to picnic or play basketball,...More

Thank devirow
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Want a place to kayak, board, swim, picnic, fish or take Fido for a walk or to play with other dogs, then this is your place. You stroll through old growth forests - the trail around the lake is 2.6 miles. It is mostly flat...More

Thank pmckeow
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Just love the loop walk around the lake! About 2.5 miles and always beautiful. One of our favorite places...seems like the middle of nowhere, but just outside of town.

Thank JPflyer
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