Lake Padden Park, Bellingham

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Lake Padden is a lake located in Bellingham, Washington, United States. The park is popular during the spring and summer, and features numerous picnic areas as well as playgrounds. There are also numerous trails located around the lake and throughout the surrounding forest that are used for hiking and biking. A public golf course is located along the eastern shore. A significant piece of geography besides the lake itself is a 1000-foot ridge that separates the lake from I-5 to the south.
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  • Lake Padden has something for everyone! I like to walk my dog around the lake, which isn't too far and generally has excellent trails. My kids like to ride their bikes or play on the playground, and m...  more »
  • Lake Pden Park is a wonderful oasis in the city of Bellingham There is a swim beach, playground, places to play soccer, baseball, etc.......Nice rest rooms......There are places to change clothes........  more »
  • Great place to run/walk/bike, especially in the summer. Great for taking the whole family, although it can get a little bit crowded on weekends and evenings, if the weather is really nice.  more »

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