Summer Fun at the Seattle Area’s Lakes and Rivers

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It’s summer in the Pacific Northwest and that means it’s time to dust off the kayak, wax your new paddle board and start stretching for water ski season. In the Seattle area the options for summer fun never end with a rivers and lakes in every direction, and few neighborhoods more than a quick commute from the waterfront. This summer, …

A Guide to the Farmers Markets of Puget Sound

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Farmers Markets are a great place to find farm fresh produce, specialty foods and many homemade foods and crafts in the Puget Sound region. Most farmers markets are only open in the late spring and summer months, while a few remain open for just one or two weekends a month in the winter. Many markets opening and closing dates vary …

5 weekend Getaways from Bellevue, Redmond, and the Seattle Area

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Living in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell, Kirkland, or anywhere in the metro area, you’re never more than a few hours from small coastal communities, sleepy mountains towns and the wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Check out a few of these classic weekend trips from the Seattle area that are worth taking again and again. Leavenworth Spend a weekend in …

Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Trips in Northwest Washington

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No matter where you are in northwest Washington, you’re never far from rushing rivers, towering snowy peaks, emerald forests, and the majestic waterways of the Puget Sound. From sea, to snow to path and pavement, there’s something for every weekend warrior, adventurous family and sport novice just a quick drive from the Seattle metro area. Kayaking in the San Juans …

Pop Quiz: Test your Washington Wits

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Think you know everything there is to know about the Evergreen State? Whether you’re planning a move to this beautiful Pacific Northwest state or you’ve lived here 40 years, here are a few of the well-known and lesser known facts about Washington. 1. Washington State produces more ________________ than any other state in the union. a)      apples                  b) salmon            …

Annual Events in the Seattle Metro Area

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Residents of the Seattle Metro Area know how to have fun, rain or shine, with city and neighborhood events taking place throughout the year. Here are a few of the Seattle area’s favorite annual events. January Seattle Boat Show: At the West Coast’s largest boat show you can view thousands of boats and attend more than 100 boating seminars during …

Spring Festivals and Events in the Greater Seattle Area

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival—April 1-30, 2014 Miles of blooming tulip and daffodil fields stretch towards that horizon during this month of flowers and festivities in Mount Vernon, La Conner and other Skagit Valley communities. Seattle Restaurant Week—April 6-10 and April 13-17, 2014 Savor the best of Seattle at one of more than 150 participating restaurants offering specialty three-course meals during …

Out and About in Redmond WA : Parks and Trails

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In Redmond, green spaces are around every corner, with 23 parks and 17 miles of trails, including multiuse trails and interconnected trail systems. Redmond is also home to 8 undeveloped parks and 9 miles of undeveloped trails with plans for future development underway throughout the city. With lakeside beach parks and dozens of sports fields and neighborhood parks, it’s easy …

King County Parks and Trails

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Spanning more than 26,000 acres, King County’s expansive parks and trails system means you’ll never be far from the natural havens of the Pacific Northwest. King County is home to more than 200 public parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 180 miles of hiking trails. With special programs and services focusing on expanding environmental education and sustainability measures, King …