Kayak in the Washington Park Arboretum
Located on the shores of Lake Washington, the 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum features a large botanical garden, a Japanese garden, a fragrance garden, as well as walking and biking trails. Rent a kayak for a paddle around the lake, where you’ll spot heron, turtles and other wildlife, plus there's a small island where you can have a picnic. Wild blackberries grow near the shore, but only the most coordinated should try to pick them from their kayak.
By Stephanie Perry, AFAR Local Expert
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