Stretching my legs at the Washington Park Arboretum
Just a quick trip across 520 from where I live is the Washington Park Arboretum. It's a beautiful place to go for a run, enjoy the scenery and clear your head.
The Washington Park Arboretum is one of the most amazing places in Seattle. The 230 acre park, which is operated by the city and the University of Washington, features a botanical garden, fishing areas, several canoe and kayak landings, and plenty of hiking trails, including the unique Arboretum Waterfront Trail. The trail features the largest remaining wetland in Seattle and the floating bridges create a unique experience and plenty of photo opportunities.
Make sure to take a break and take a look at your surroundings. You might just see a bald eagle overhead or a cute little rabbit along the trail.
There are two different ways to approach the half-mile Arboretum Waterfront Trail. You can park in the arboretum and walk west to East Montlake Park or you can park in the old Museum of History and Industry parking lot (2700 24th Ave. E.) and head east toward Washington Park Arboretum.
There might also be a very cool photo spot right under the 520 Bridge on your way to the Marine Park Trail too!
If you want to get some exercise in a beautiful place make sure to check out the Washington Park Arboretum!