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Lake Padden Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
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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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Park in decline

This is the best park in Bellingham, WA ! ! It is SHAMEFUL to not maintain this park. The swinging area is never cleaned up after the branches fall. Lawn is mowed very... read more

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10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best park in Bellingham, WA ! ! It is SHAMEFUL to not maintain this park. The swinging area is never cleaned up after the branches fall. Lawn is mowed very infrequently. Shower rooms are very dated and in need of updating. I love this park ! ! The walking/running trail around the lake is 2.6 miles and... More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for exercise or just taking a stroll. It is about a 2 mile walk around the lake with beautiful scenery. Great place to take the dog for a walk or go bike riding. It has a place for the kids to swim, a picnic area, bathrooms and docks for boating. There is an off leash dog park and tennis... More 

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Thank Heather W
Bellingham, Washington
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154 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What do you say about a park? Plenty of parking. Trail around the park. Docks and places to put a boat in.

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Thank Norman S
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome place to begin the training for Bellingham Fit, couldn't think of a more lovely training base.

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Thank 788sbarb
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great park for a birthday party, family reunion or just a picnic. Reservations can be made through COB.org for a picnic shelter. 2.5-miles of trails around the lake, non-motorized boat launch for canoeing, kayaking or floating on a tube. Golfing and baseball/softball area. Kids toys and grass to catch some sun. Swimming is possible, but not recommended.

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Thank Heather W
bellingham, wa
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Very nice clean park ... walk around lake .. take you dog .. ride your horse ... tennis ,,, baseball.. playground

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Thank HansKr
Juneau, Alaska
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Good spot for picnics, playground for kids, Lake to use kayak, SUP, canoes. Nice 3 mile loop around lake, plus additional trails that are off leash dog designated, plus an off leash dog fenced area.

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Thank ExplorerAlaska
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

A great place to walk or run and/or take your dog. There is also an unleash area for your dog. This lovely park is beautiful to visit all year round. Many people, especially from Western Washington University, come here in the summer..

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Thank rknrll69
Bellingham, WA
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank CRene
Bellingham, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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