Eastside Seattle Walks
20+ routes to explore
nature, history, and public art
in Seattle’s eastern suburbs
by author and artist
Janice M. King
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From a country path in Carnation to a riverside walk in Redmond … a nearby mountain lake in North Bend to an art-filled urban park in downtown Bellevue … the cities and towns in the eastern suburbs of Seattle offer a terrific variety of interesting walks.
Eastside Seattle Walks will help you explore routes that showcase nature, local history, and public art. Most of the walks can be done in under an hour, are easy to access by car or public transit, and make a fun outing with family and friends.
Inside you’ll find:
- 20+ walks with photos and clear descriptions of the route and points of interest
- Information on nearby parking and availability of transit and other services
- Locations of public artworks, elements of local history, and natural features
- Ideas and questions for encouraging exploration by curious adults and kids
- Resources to enhance your enjoyment and learning for each walk
- Tips for extending the walk with other nearby routes, museums, or intriguing areas and activities
Whether you’re a newcomer to the Eastside or a lifelong resident, you’ll find there are many treasures to discover on easy walks that are close to home. This book will inspire you to try them all!
Find Walks For: Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Maple Valley, Medina, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, and Woodinville.
A special note about walking
in the time of COVID-19
You may encounter closures or limited access for some of the walk features described in the book, especially for libraries, museums, parking lots, playgrounds, and restrooms. Additionally, public transit may have limited routes and schedules. Yet each walk still offers many artworks, nature scenes, and history features to see in outdoor settings. Check local news reports and community websites for information on current restrictions and other factors to consider before you walk on any of the routes described in this book.
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