This is a scenic and interesting walk around Seattle’s in-city recreational and industrial Lake Union. Get upfront and close with everything that floats, from canoes to yachts to houseboats to floatplanes. The south end of the lake features a growing collection of restaurants, as well as the Center for Wooden Boats and the Museum of History and Industry. You’ll walk over two drawbridges and along several piers, as well as along an old railroad right-of-way. And, before you finish, you’ll enjoy the J.P. Patches and Gertrude sculpture in Fremont.
Distance & Trail Rating: 11K. Rating: 1A.
Start Location: Fisheries Supply. 1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103 (note: store actually fronts on N. 34th St). Start box is self-serve in a wood file cabinet just inside the door, on your left as you enter.
Start Location Hours: Mon-Sat, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sun, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Store may be closed on major holidays – call store at (206) 632-4462 to confirm.
Amenities: Restrooms: yes | Pets: yes | Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: no
Comments: No restroom at Start Location. Restroom at Gas Works Park, one block from Start Location. Otherwise, restrooms available at restaurants along the way.
AVA Special Programs: Airports – Celebrating American Flight. Mayflower – 400th Anniversary. Rockin’ Around the Clock. Par for the Course (bocce ball).
ESVA Special Programs: Rails-to-Trails.
Driving Directions: From I-5, take exit 169 (NE 45th St). Turn west onto NE 45th St. and continue a half-mile to Meridian Ave. N. Left on Meridian and head downhill to N. 34th St. Fisheries Supply faces 34th. Turn onto 34th for the best on-street parking, or park in lot at Gas Works Park. Do not park in Fisheries Supply lot.
Metro Bus: Routes 26 and 31/32 serve the area near the Start Location.
Contact: Dave Madsen (206) 789-1960
AVA Walk Sanction Number: Y1402