Walk This Way: Fremont and Gas Works Park - September 1, 2018 - completed and closed

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Description:

This is a really fun and interesting walk through Fremont, part of the Burke-Gilman trail and Gas Works Park. The walk is approximately 3.5 miles, so depending on our pace will take 1.5 to 2 hours. We will meet at Gas Works Park and head to Fremont with plenty of time to enjoy some of the cool and interesting sights along the way. Fremont is an upbeat, eclectic area of shops and restaurants. 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 urban nature than fitness. The exercise is just a bonus!

Date and Time: Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10 am

Where: Fremont

Optional: After the walk we will gather at a local restaurant for more fun, food and 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 Seattle city neighborhoods

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Fremont" in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want to put in the box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on and happy summer!! 

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany 

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Walk This Way - Ballard Locks and Discovery Park, June 9, 2018 - completed and closed

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Description:

This four-mile walk takes us through the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and a sweet little nature loop in Discovery Park. Locally called the Ballard Locks, this place is symbolic of what Seattle is all about. Lots of marine history here and a fascinating look at how boats are moved from the Puget Sound into Lake Union and vice versa. The beautiful botanical garden at the locks includes an extensive collection of plants from around the world.

We'll walk through the locks, check out the fish ladder and head to Discovery Park for an nice stroll through a serene area of ponds and lush vegetation. Plus, we'll take a look at the Heron rookery located on the south side of the locks.We may see some Heron chicks!  

The approximate 4-mile walk is a mix of flat and sloped sidewalks and trails. Tennis shoes or sturdy walking shoes will keep you comfortable. We walk rain or shine, so dress for the weather. 

When: June 9, 2018 at 10 am

Where: Ballard Locks and Discovery Park, Seattle Washington (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun will continue when we gather for lunch at a local eatery.

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Ballard Locks" in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

 

WALK THIS WAY through Leschi, Madrona and Central District Neighborhoods on April 14 - completed and closed

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Description:

This five-mile walk takes us through the Madrona and Leschi neighborhoods. Many of the streets are quiet, and like other Seattle neighborhoods, they include a mix of newer contemporary and older historic homes. Built on the west shores and sloping hillsides of Lake Washington, we'll saunter the streets, getting delightful views of the water and Seattle's sister city of Bellevue. 

We'll also get a peak at the Central District, located just west of Madrona. It's one of the most culturally diverse and changing neighborhoods in Seattle. This area's growth and fun vibe comes through loud and clear with lots of cool bars, eateries and building renovations. 

We've got green spaces for our spring walk, too!  Not only will we tour the residential streets, neighborhood centers, and shoreline, we'll hike our way through the trails of Madrona and Leschi parks.

The approximate 5-mile walk is a mix of flat and sloped sidewalks and trails. Tennis shoes or sturdy walking shoes will keep you comfortable. We walk rain or shine, so dress for the weather. 

When: April 14, 2018 at 10 am

Where: Madrona and Leschi Neighborhoods. Seattle, Washington. (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun will continue when we gather for lunch at a local eatery.

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Madrona" in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Read seven ways to help you get more out of your walk!

 

WALK THIS WAY - Join us on March 3, 2018 in the Magnolia neighborhood - completed and closed

Description:

Magnolia is an outstanding urban Seattle neighborhood on a peninsula perched above the Puget Sound with magnificent Seattle skyline and Olympic Mountain views. 

It's situated on a peninsula featuring an outstanding bluff walk that leads to Discovery Park. (Discovery Park is another Nature Me walk all on its own). We'll walk the bluff and zig-zag through the quiet neighborhood streets with its mix of historical and contemporary homes, winding up in Magnolia Center--an area peppered with cool shops and restaurants. The approximate 4.5-mile walk is mostly sidewalks with a little up and down, but not steep. Tennis shoes or comfortable walking shoes are great.

Where: Magnolia Neighborhood. Seattle, Washington. (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun will continue when we gather for lunch at the Village Pub, which goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway :), serves yummy pub fare.

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Magnolia"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Read seven ways to help you get more out of your walk!

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Join us for our next walk in the Wallingford and Gas Works Park neighborhood on January 20, 2018 - closed and completed

Description:

Don't let the gray Seattle skies keep you home. Come walk with us in Wallingford!

This well-liked Seattle neighborhood spans a sloped hill from Gas Works Park on Lake Union north to 60th street. 

We'll wander through the residential streets getting a good look at this in-demand Seattle neighborhood with its 1920 box homes and bungalows.

You'll see the fabulous Seattle skyline from the top of Gas Works Park, which we think is the quintessential urban view of Seattle and Lake Union!

45th street is a hub of activity, lined with shops and restaurants. The trendy street includes the iconic neon Wallingford sign (pictured above) atop QFC. And, an old elementary school from the 1900s that is now the Wallingford Center, featuring two floors of boutiques, eateries and studio apartments. Plus, the original Dick's drive-in! 

The approximate four mile walk is flat with some hills. Tennis shoes or good walking shoes are perfect for this urban walk. 

Date and Time: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 am

Where: Wallingford Neighborhood. Seattle, Washington. (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather for brunch and conversation at the Blue Star Cafe and Pub. Yummy food!!  

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Wallingford"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for a fall hike in Saint Edward State Park - October 14, 20107 - completed and closed

Copyright.beautifulwashington.comDescription:

This beautiful state park was the location of a seminary in the 1930s. Today it's an in-city state park that offers sprawling grounds in a natural setting of forested trails, open fields and a lakefront shoreline. The old seminary is no longer in use, but it's still standing strong, giving you a glimpse of seminary life nearly a century ago.   

The approximate 3-mile hike is steep part of the way--uphill and downhill. Sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes with good traction are needed. We also have an alternative route for walkers not comfortable with the sloped descent that joins the other trail at the lake. (Easier on the knees.)

Date and Time: Saturday, October 15, 2017. 10 am

Where: Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore, Washington. Discover Pass required or a $10 day use fee, per auto, payable on site. (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather for lunch and a little conversation. 

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Saint Edward Park"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

 

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for a late summer walk in Woodland Park and the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood - September 16, 2017 - completed and closed

Rose Garden of Woodland Park

Description:

Phinney Ridge is a fun little neighborhood that climbs from the west side of Green Lake to the top of a ridge, then drops down toward the Puget Sound. Charming homes and curvy, sloped streets make up this Seattle neighborhood. You'll get peek a boo views of Green Lake and the Puget Sound while exploring the shops and eateries along Phinney Ridge. Just below the homes is Woodland Park with its wide open grounds, giant trees, sport courts, including one for lawn bowling and a beautiful rose garden. 

The approximate 4-mile walk is a mix of up and down as it zig-zags through the neighborhood and park. Tennis shoes work great. 

Date and Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017. 10 am

Where: Phinney Ridge Neighborhood and Woodland Park(Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, if you like, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather for lunch and a little conversation. 

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Phinney Ridge"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

 

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Join us for our next Walk along Westlake on August 19, 2017 - completed and closed

Description: 

The bustling Westlake area of Lake Union is a fun mix of all things boating--houseboats, marine businesses and boats. You'll walk from the Fremont bridge to Lake Union park and back getting great views of the lake. Plus, you'll get a look at some of the new South Lake Union development that's happening along Dexter! Lots of new condos and restaurants.  

The approximate 5-mile walk is mostly flat side walk with a bit of stairs and hills. Tennis shoes work great. 

Date and Time: Saturday, August 19, 2017. 10 am

Where: Westlake area of Seattle (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, if you like, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather for lunch and a little conversation. This timewe'll eat at the fabulous Red Door in Fremont. Always a fun place for summer dining! 

Here's what we experience when we walk:

  • fresh, fun and uplifting 
  • full of discovery and newness
  • an easy way to meet and connect with people
  • a nice blend of urban and nature 
  • a great way to get moving
  • a fun way to explore city neighborhoods

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Westlake"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for a summer walk in Carkeek Park and the Broadview neighborhood on Sunday, July 9, 2017 -completed and closed

Description: 

This beautiful park is located on the Puget Sound and is about nine miles north of downtown, due west of the Northgate area. It's a gorgeous 220-acre park of forested trails, meadows and a scenic beach front walk. You'll get panormic views of the sound, islands and Olympic mountains. Really perfect for a summer walk!

The approximately 4-mile walk is a mix of up and down trails and a waterfront pebbled beach. Tennis shoes work great. We'll walk rain or shine, so dress for the weather. 

You can read more about Carkeek Park in the Puget Sound Urban Nature Series.

Date and Time: Sunday, July 9, 2017. 10 am

Where: Carkeek Park (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, if you like, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather at a nearby local eatery 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 meet and connect with people
  • a nice blend of urban and nature 
  • a great way to get moving
  • a fun way to explore city neighborhoods

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Carkeek Park"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

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P.S. We have more urban walks coming--one each month, so to get updates, make sure you are subscribed to Nature Me. You can subscribe in the box to the left of this post! And please help us spread the word by sharing with the button below.

WALK THIS WAY - Downtown Seattle on May 20, 2017 - completed and closed

Description: This urban nature walk takes us right through downtown Seattle. We'll start at Seattle's oldest park--Denny Park, walk on to the very urban Freeway park, head down to the Seattle waterfront, back up to Pike place, around through Belltown and finish in the newly developed area of South Lake Union. We think you'll love this super fun walk through the heart of the city.   

It's approximately a four mile loop walk. The terrain is asphalt with some stairs, so wear comfy walking shoes. Depending on our pace, allow two hours for the walk. 

Our intent for these walks is all about discovery and connection with nature in an urban setting. We want to show you how easy it is to incorporate nature into your everyday life. The exercise is an added perk!

Just so you know...these are interesting guided city walks, but not formally narrated walking tours. We explore right along with you.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 20, 2017. 10 am

Where: Downtown Seattle (Meet-up location and parking details to come with your confirmation email)

Optional: As always, if you like, after the walk, the fun continues when we gather at a nearby Seattle restaurant 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 meet and connect with people
  • a nice blend of urban and nature 
  • a great way to get moving
  • a fun way to explore city neighborhoods

Sign-up:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Downtown Seattle"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

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P.S. We have more urban walks coming--one each month, so to get updates, make sure you are subscribed to Nature Me. You can subscribe in the box to the left of this post! And please help us spread the word by sharing with the button below.

WALK THIS WAY - Celebrate Earth Day with us! Join our next Seattle city walk in Washington Park Arboretum on April 22 - completed and closed

Washington Park ArboretumHere are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

Description: This gorgeous spring walk is full of oohs and ahhs. Blooming trees, budding flowers, and moss covered foliage surprise and delight every step.

Washington park is an outdoor gallery of sorts. Bordered on the north by Lake Washington, its 230 acres stretches south into a beautiful land of plant collections. A variety of maple, hawthorn and holly trees are among the more than 40,000 plants and trees growing in the park.

The winding paths and gently sloped hills seem naturally wild. And contrastingly, some areas are more park like with wide paths that are flanked by grassy open areas.

Read the article Washington Park Arboretum from the Puget Sound Nature Series for more details.     

The approximate four mile walk is a mix of up and down pavement and it's a little muddy. Tennis shoes work great. Depending on our pace, allow two hours. 

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun will continue with lunch at a nearby local cafe.  

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Arboretum"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for our next Seattle city walk through Lincoln Park in the west Seattle neighborhood - completed and closed

Lincoln ParkHere are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Lincoln Park

Description: Kick off spring with this beautiful bluff and beach walk along Puget Sound. The park is located just north of the Vashon Island ferry. You'll get good Puget Sound, Olympic mountains, and nearby island views, plus a nice stroll through an urban old-growth forest. We'll zig-zag our way through a cool neighborhood, walk the beach and bluff of Lincoln park and wind our way up to Solstice park--a sweet little place with panoramic views of the Puget Sound and islands. 

The approximate four mile walk is a mix of up and down pavement and trails (they can be muddy) in the park and surrounding neighborhood. Tennis shoes work great. Depending on our pace, allow two hours. 

Optional: As always, after the walk, the fun will continue with lunch at a local cafe in a funky neighborhood of West Seattle. 

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Lincoln Park"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for our next Seattle city walk through Magnuson Park, Burke-Gilman Trail and neighborhood - walk completed and closed

Magnuson Park Here are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Magnuson Park

DescriptionThis is a great winter walk along Lake Washington and part of the Burke-Gilman Trail. You'll see beautiful views of the lake, Kirkland, the snowy peaks of the Cascades and a sweet little wetland. We'll also explore the surrounding neighborhood and make our way along the Burke-Gilman trail. 

The approximate five mile walk is a mix of up and down paved asphalt. Tennis shoes work great. Depending on our pace, allow two hours. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch at a local cafe. 

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Magnuson"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for our next Seattle city walk through Seward Park and neighborhood - walk completed and closed

Photo courtesy of Seattle TrekkerHere are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10 am

Where: Seward Park

DescriptionThis is a great winter loop walk. Seward park is situated on a small spit of land that juts out into Lake Washington. The paved trail follows the shoreline with great views of Lake Washington, surrounding homes and Mercer Island. Also, you'll get good looks of our wintering feathered friends both in and out of the water! If we are lucky, we just might spot a bald eagle!

The 3.5 mile walk is a mix of up and down paved asphalt. Tennis shoes work great. Depending on our pace, allow two hours. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch at a local cafe in the Seward park neighborhood.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Seward Park"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - A special holiday walk through Candy Cane Lane in the Ravenna - Roosevelt neighborhood. Includes Ravenna Park! - walk completed and closed

Bridge crossing ravine in Ravenna ParkHere are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4 pm

Where: Ravenna and Roosevelt neighborhood

DescriptionThis is a special evening holiday walk! We will start at 4 pminstead of our normal morning time. The walk takes us through the Ravenna - Roosevelt neighborhood and beautiful Ravenna park. It's a beautiful green space that incorporates a ravine of big old trees and hiking trails. You will definitely feel like you are in a northwest forest instead of a thriving Seattle neighborhood.

Just about dusk, we will stroll through Candy Cane Lane--an area of 1920 tudors that are decked out for the holidays. The holiday lights, animated scenes and music in this neighborhood are so enchanting that even old Scrooge would crack a smile.

Ravenna park is a mix of trails and gravel so wear sturdy walking shoes that can get muddy. Tennis shoes work great. It's about a 3.5 mile walk, so depending on our pace, allow two hours. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with dinner and conversation at a local eatery along Roosevelt street.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Candy Cane Lane walk"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

WALK THIS WAY - Kubota Garden Park on October 22, 2016 - Walk completed and closed

 Here are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10 am

Where: Kubota Garden Park, located in South Seattle near Columbia City neighborhood 

Description: This beautiful fall walk will take us through Kuboda Garden Park--a beautiful Japanese-American garden located  just south of Columbia City. You will see aspects of art, history, engineering and horticulture incorporated throughout the serene landscape. Elements such as rocks, water, gates, bridges and walls were all part of the diversity of this amazing park. The park philosophy incorporates the idea that none of these elements are more important than the other, just well integrated. Our walk will take us through many areas of the park, each featuring distinct beautiful landscapes. It's about a 2.5 mile walk, so depending on our pace, it will take about two hours. The terrain is mostly trails and gravel, so sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Tennis shoes work great. So, put your "discovery" hat on and come join us! Read my article, Kubota Garden Park, Paradise in Seattle for more information. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch and conversation at a local eatery in Columbia City. 

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Kubota Garden"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

WALK THIS WAY - Discovery Park on September 10 - Walk completed and closed

-Seattle city walks that blend urban & nature

View of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains from Discovery Park

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Date and Time: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10 am

Where: Discovery Park, located in Magnolia neighborhood

Description: This late summer walk takes us through Discovery Park, which is located in Seattle's hilly Magnolia neighborhood. Beautiful madronas, open meadows, sandy beaches and nice views of the Puget sound and Olympic Mountains are all part of this walk. Our loop walk will take us along a bluff trail and a lower shoreline trail with side spurs to scenic views. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles, so depending on our pace, it will take about 2.5 hours. The terrain is mostly trails, so sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Tennis shoes work great. So, put your "discovery" hat on and come join us! 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch and conversation at a local eatery.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Discovery Park"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Join us for a summer walk through Ballard's Sunset Hill neighborhood, Golden Gardens Park, and Ballard Marina - Walk completed and closed

-Seattle city walks that blend urban & nature

Stairs leading to Golden Gardens Park

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Ballard MarinaHere are all the details...

Date and Time: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10 am

Where: Golden Gardens Park, Sunset Hill neighborhood and Ballard Marina

Description: This summer loop walk ascends gently through the Sunset Hill neighborhood, which is located in the northwest corner of Ballard. Then it descends through a forested area via stairs into Golden Gardens park, follows the park's sandy beaches and ends just past the Ballard Marina. Along the way, you'll get great views of the Olympic mountains and Shilshole and Elliot bays. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles, so depending on our pace, it will take about 2.5 hours. The terrain is mostly asphalt with some trails and stairs, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tennis shoes work great. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch and conversation at a local eatery.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • a walk 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Golden Gardens"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Eastlake Neighborhood and south area of Lake Union - Completed and Closed

Seattle city walks that blend urban & nature 

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Date and Time: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10 am

Where: Eastlake neighborhood and South area of Lake Union 

Description: Have you ever wanted to get a close-up look at the charming houseboats lining the east side of Lake Union? Then come join us for this fun summer walk! This walk follows part of the Cheshiahud Loop (named after a Duwamish Chief who led a village on Lake Union) that surrounds Lake Union. It connects sweet little pocket parks with peek-a-boo views of Lake Union and wanders past some interesting marine industry on the south side of the lake. Plus, we'll loop through the Center for Wooden Boats and the Historical Ships Wharf. The walk is approximately 5 miles, so depending on our pace, it will take about 2.5 hours. The terrain is mostly asphalt and boardwalk with some stairs, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tennies work great. 

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue with lunch and conversation at a nearby bar and grill with a beautiful deck overlooking Lake Union.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • it's 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

  1. Enter name
  2. Enter email
  3. Enter "Lake Union"in the subject box
  4. Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 
  5. Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

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WALK THIS WAY - Alki Beach - WALK COMPLETED & CLOSED

View of Seattle skyline from Alki Beach

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Date and Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10 am - COMPLETED. CLOSED FOR REGISTRATION

Where: Alki Beach located in West Seattle 

Description: This urban beach walk takes us along Elliot Bay with beautiful views of the Olympic mountains and Seattle skyline. It feels like a California beach town with Seattle's iconic snow-capped mountains and ferry boats tossed in. We'll start with a walk through beautiful old growth trees in the Schmitz Preserve and then head to Alki beach with its mix of eclectic beach shops, cafes and a waterside walk along the bay. The walk is approximately 4 miles, so depending on our pace will take 2 to 2.5 hours.

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue at a nearby beach eatery for food and/or beverage and conversation.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

  • a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe
  • it's 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

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

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Walk This Way are year-round fun and interesting Seattle neighborhood walks that blend urban areas with nature. This idea came about because my daughter and I love to walk together. It gives us great feelings of freedom, discovery and fun. So we had an idea. Why not create part urban and part nature walks that we could share with others. So now we are designing and leading free, fun and interesting monthly walks in and around the greater Seattle area. You can get regular updates about our walks by subscribing to the Nature Me Journal (blog) in the box on the right-hand side of this page.

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.

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Walk this Way - Volunteer Park and Harvard Belmont historic neighborhood

 Volunteer park conservatory. © given photography 2018

Volunteer park conservatory. © given photography 2018

Date and Time: Saturday, April 16 at 10 am

Where: Volunteer Park, Harvard-Belmont historic district and 15th street area of Capital Hill.

Description: This spring urban nature walk will take us through Volunteer Park, including a visit to the beautiful on-site conservatory ($4 entry fee). Also, just west of the park, we will walk through the historic Harvard-Belmont neighborhood. It's a well-maintained neighborhood that showcases historic homes built by well-to-do financiers, merchants and business men of the early 1900s. The neighborhood features beautiful architecture, carriage houses, views and tree-lined streets. We'll wrap up the walk with a look at Capital Hill's trendy 15th street. It's a mix of trendy shops, pubs and coffee houses. The walk is approximately 3.5 miles, so depending on our pace will take 2 to 2.5 hours.

Optional: As always, after the walk the fun will continue at a nearby eatery on 15th street for food and/or beverage and conversation.

Here is what you get when you WALK THIS WAY:

Volunteer Park

    •    a fresh, fun and uplifting vibe

    •    it's 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:

To register for the walksign up here in five easy steps.

    1    Enter name

    2    Enter email

    3    Enter "Volunteer Park" in the subject box

    4    Enter, "I'm in" or whatever message you want in the message box (form requires this) 

    5    Then hit the submit button.

Once you sign-up, we will send you a confirmation email a couple of days before the walk with final details of where to meet and parking options.

Walk on and happy spring!

Warmly,

Becci and Tiffany

P.S. We've got more walks planned for each month, so grab the updates by subscribing to Nature Me.