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Lake Union, Seattle

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Lake Union is a freshwater lake entirely within the Seattle, Washington city limits and a major portion of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Its easternmost point is the Ship Canal Bridge, which carries Interstate 5 over the eastern arm of the lake and separates Lake Union from Portage Bay. Lake Union is the namesake of the neighborhoods located on its east and west shores: Eastlake and Westlake, respectively. The northern shore of the lake is home to Gas Works Park. Notable features of the southern portion of the lake—collectively known as the South Lake Union district—include Lake Union Park, Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), and the Center for Wooden Boats.The George Washington Memorial "Aurora" Bridge carries State Route 99 over the western arm of Lake Union. The Aurora Bridge is so named because it carries Aurora Ave N down the western side of the lake. Lake Union's westernmost point can be considered the Fremont Cut, which is located just east of the Aurora Bridge and is spanned by the Fremont Bridge. The Fremont Bridge carries Fremont Ave N between the neighborhoods of Fremont and Queen Anne and separates Lake Union from the rest of the Lake Washington Ship Canal to the west.
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  • We walked the whole circuit - not as much to see as we expected but wouldn't have missed seeing the houseboats as such an iconic seattle thing. In hindsight think we should have cycled it rather than ...  more »
  • Lake Union has it all and its right downtown in Seattle. I love walking around the lake and eating at the many great restaurants. MOHAI is right on the south end of the lake and Gasworks Park is on th...  more »
  • Such a great place! You can star gasze, enjoy sun rises and set, boat, paddle board, kayak, canoe, or simply swim! Access to gas works park, restaurants, 4th of July fireworks, and so much more! A mus...  more »