One of my favorite things to do in Seattle is to walk around Green Lake. A freshwater lake located in the north central Seattle, the park around it is a popular place with Seattleites. This summer, my girl friends and I made an agreement to do walking dates around the lake. We stayed true to this pact, and we have gone a few times since.
On our most recent walking date, I decided to bring my camera because I wanted to get a few shots to help illustrate why my friends and I enjoy our 2.8-mile walk around the lake.
Our conversations are frequently put on pause due to the number of adorable dogs that we encounter along the way. We point and “ooh” and “aah” at a lot of them, and sometimes, their masters would even let us pet their furry friends.
But seriously, who wouldn’t want to hang out with these fun-loving ladies?
The flora and fauna in this area is surprisingly diverse considering its central location and not that far from the bustle of downtown Seattle. While we didn’t see any this time, there are turtles that hang out on logs around the lily pads. I think they weren’t there because it was getting dark.
Motorized water sports are banned from the lake, so no noisy dinghies can disrupt our juicy gossip sessions. Pedal boats, canoes, and kayaks are available for rent as well as boards for paddle surfing.
And you can’t go wrong with watching the amazing summer sunsets here. As we ambled on, the sky’s magical display as our background didn’t fail to lift our spirits after a full day at work.
A local favorite, Green Lake is a great place for unwinding. While the trail gets really crowded as the weather gets nicer, there is also plenty of green space for a picnic or simply for people watching … or both! My girl friends and I had a blast as usual, and even better, we ended our date on a sweet note with cupcakes at nearby Cake Envy!