WALK THIS WAY. Seattle's Beautiful Washington Park Arboretum
Come walk with us! We are leading free, fun and interesting urban nature walks around the greater Seattle area. See details below for our upcoming October 31 walk.
This gorgeous walk starts and ends at the south end of Washington Park Arboretum near the Japanese gardens. (Check our option below about the Japanese garden add-on.)
The arboretum is a 230-acre outdoor gallery of sorts. The north end of the park spills into Lake Washington with Marsh and Foster Islands making up that part of the park habitat. From there, it stretches south through a beautiful land of plant collections.
Talented people have landscaped some of the winding paths and gently sloped hills so they seem naturally wild. And contrastingly, they also have designed some areas to be more park like with wide paths that are flanked by grassy open areas.
The walk is approximately 3.5 miles, so depending on our pace it will take about 2 to 2.5 hours. The terrain is a mix of asphalt, dirt trails, and a little up and down, so wear comfy shoes. (Tennis shoes work great.)
Our intent for this walk is really more about discovery and connection with nature in an urban setting than fitness. The exercise is just a bonus! And, just so you know, it's not a formal tour, we explore right along with you.
Date and Time: Saturday, October 31 at 10 am
Where: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle Washington. (Meet-up location and parking details to come with confirmation email)
Optional: If you like, after the walk we will stroll through the Japanese gardens. Entry is $6. Following that, if time allows we'll gather at a nearby coffee house for refreshment and a little conversation.
Here's what we experience when we walk:
- fresh, fun and uplifting
- full of discovery and newness
- an easy way to connect with others
- a nice blend of urban and nature
- a great way to get moving
- a fun way to explore city neighborhoods
Sign-up: Send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Sorry, I don't have an email link here...working on that!)
Space is limited, so once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email with final details of where to meet and parking options.
Read more about Washington Park Arboretum
Walk on and happy fall!
Becci and Tiffany