Are you looking for a way to enjoy one of the last sunny Saturdays of this summer and get some exercise? Then head out for the Lake To Lake Walk this Saturday, August 24th in Bellevue. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m..
The walk from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington traverses open space parks, forests, wetlands, botanical gardens, historic buildings, farms and neighborhoods. Highlights include Weowna Park, the Lake Hills Greenbelt, Kelsey Creek Farm, the Bellevue Botanical Garden, Wilburton Hill Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park.
The event offers several routes for walkers of all abilities, including a 6K route (3.7 miles) completely within Mercer Slough Nature Park, and 12K, 15K, 18K and 21K (13 miles) routes.
Participants should park at the South Bellevue Park and Ride on Bellevue Way and register the day of the event between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way SE. There is no preregistration required. A shuttle bus will run every half hour to the start of the trail at Weowna Park.
When you register you’ll receive a trail map and written directions and there will be volunteers and staff at designated checkpoints to help guide walkers. The walk ends back at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm.
Dogs on leashes are welcome on the trails, but not on the shuttle from the park and ride. The walk is strenuous and not recommended for small children or strollers.
If you really love to walk, check out the American Volkssport Association Interlaken Trailblazers, who are hosting the event, along with Bellevue Parks and Community Services.
For more information on the Lake to Lake walk event, contact the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center at 425-452-2565 or email@example.com