Itching to get out and partake in some sort of recreational activity? Check out Bellevue’s striking 320-acre Mercer Slough Nature Park. This peaceful woodland boasts a variety of ways for sports-enthusiasts to pass the time. If you like to walk, meander through the seven-plus miles of trails, paths and boardwalks – and make sure to keep an eye out for any number of wildlife species, more than 170 make their home in the slough. Another really cool thing? The park is Lake Washington’s largest wetland, which makes it a great place to rent a canoe and get a duck’s-eye view of the remarkable plant life.

The park also includes the historic Winters House, which houses the Eastside Heritage Center, and the Environmental Education Center, where folks will find the Visitor Center, and a plethora of programs for families, youth and adults.

And, there’s a blueberry farm, too!

Mercer Slough Nature Park Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave. SE / Bellevue

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