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Lake Padden Park

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Address: Bellingham, WA
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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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Running, Kyaking and Playing...

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather W
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
4 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank traveler5519
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

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Thank bird1348
Bozeman, Montana
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 27 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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