- Pup Happy Hour & Urban Scenic Walk to Gas Works Park (approx 2.5 mi)
So we'll try and do something on a weeknight in a more urban setting. Come out for some happy hour after work with your pup(s) (of course) followed by a walk in the city to Gas Work Park with a stop over at the "famed" Fremont Troll for a quick photo op. You're welcome to come to only the happy hour or only the walk/hike but we hope you come to both. Here's the schedule: 5:30PM - Pup Happy Hour at Norm's Eatery & Alehouse *you can read the human and dog menu, plus dog rules here: https://www.normseatery.com/ 6:30PM - Walk to the troll and park. There is a paid parking lot adjacent to Norm's with others nearby, also street parking is available and buses run frequently in Fremont.
- Scenic Loop Around Lake Washington on the Seward Park Perimeter Trail (2.4 mi)
5902 Lake Washington Blvd S
Let's try something different to get ahead of the crowds and do a morning walk as there are a lot of people out in the summer time enjoying the scenic urban parks around the city in afternoon. This 2.4 miles mainly flat (easy) trail follows the outside perimeter of Seward Park along the water. Local bird species, including bald eagles, woodpeckers, and owls make their home here. Views of Mount Rainier, south Seattle, and the Eastside will be prevalent from this park on Lake Washington. Come and start the weekend off with your paw-rends!
- Western Edge Walk at Lincoln Park Trail (West Seattle) (2.3 mi)
Enjoy the paved wooded path while watching the ferry come to & from Vashon Island at this waterfront park at Seattle's western edge (in west Seattle). This moderately trafficked loop trail offers the chance to see wildlife & is good for all skill levels. Dogs are welcome to use the trail but must be kept on a leash. Note that the path may not be completely accessible for those who can't walk up & down steps. We look forward to seeing you and your fur baby(ies) for an afternoon of fresh air and paw-riends! https://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1CDGOYI_enVC612VC613&hl=en-US&um=1&ie=UTF-8&fb=1&gl=us&entry=s&sa=X&ftid=0x54904139d8f5169d:0xe7921cfad18b2bfd&gmm=CgIgAQ%3D%3D
- End of the Day Walk at Olympic Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park
Let's get back to some urban scenery and take a walk along these two adjacent waterfront parks in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood (walking distance will depend on how we & the dogs feel). So come out and end the day with a little bit of sunlight & dog friends. It'll be a good way to end the weekend & start a new week. There's plenty of open green spaces to run & a sandbox for the dogs to play & some great views of the city! Street parking is free on Sundays with an abundance of available spaces on Western Ave near the park's entrance.
- Walk in and around Denny Park, including the off-leash play area
We'll do a walk through and around Denny Park, and let the dogs that want to have some time in the off-leash area. My dog's still recovering from knee surgery so we won't go that far of a distance, but there's plenty of area to cover and keep the dogs entertained. There's also at least two dog-friendly bars nearby for those who'd want to grab a drink or a bite once the dogs have had their fun.
- St. Patrick's Day Walk Along the Greens (w/ optional dog swim) (2.0 mi)
Come out to this hidden gem just a 10 minute drive outside of Seattle in one direction and a 10 minute drive outside of Bellevue in the other direction. The hike (walk) will take us along the green meadows, run through the rolling labyrinth, stop at a beach overlooking the tops of the skyline, go over a small wetlands boardwalk, check out the docks, and free the dogs in the off leash area (which is one of only few places in the city proper to allow legal dog swimming in Lake Washington). If you allow your dogs to swim, there will be time for them to dry up before we reach our end point. There's a parking lot for drivers and overflow parking (in the unlikely event you'll need it) at the community center above the hill; and, the Mercer Island transit center is no more than 0.25 miles away for bus riders. Please bring only friendly dogs that can get along with others. Also, make sure to RSVP yes only if you're sure to make it. We appreciate your cooperation.
- Sunset Winter Walk Around Green Lake (2.8 mi)
Winter is slowly dragging along, but don't let it keep you indoors. Join us outdoors with your fur baby for an easy walk around this urban lake. Completely paved with plenty of parking and easy access to the bus stops. We'll go for a moderately paced walk with a few stops along the way to let the dogs play. After the walk, if interested, we can go across the street to "Retreat" (a dog friendly establishment serving food, coffee, and beer/wine). Please make sure your dog is friendly enough to get along with other dogs and let me know right away if you're running late or can no longer make it so we don't end up waiting for nothing. We hope to see you there!
- Walk through Olympic Sculpture Park and Elliott Bay Trail
Hi everyone! My name's Josh and I've stumbled into becoming the organizer of this group after seeing it was about to go away if somebody didn't. I really just wanted to make sure that this group that my dog and I love stayed afloat; I would be very happy to have some help with this, so feel free to message me if you'd be up for it. Anyway, let's try to keep this going this next Sunday afternoon, 1/27 at 2:00 pm with the customary dog walk through the sculpture park and on along the waterfront trail. We can meet up at the entrance on the northwest corner of Western and Broad. It looks like it should be a dry and relatively warm day! See you then!
- Final Event! - Olympic Sculpture Park/Elliott Bay Trail, 3mi RT
Hi All, If you've not read my announcement from last week, I've decided to move out of Seattle to pursue my path in philanthropy (planning to join the Peace Corps). Unfortunately, this group will expire on December 14th, so this is going to be the last walk I'll be organizing. However, if someone steps up to become an organizer (costs about $90 for 6 months), we will have to say goodbye at this time. Looks like we'll have a beautiful sunny day on Saturday, and Olympic Sculpture Park is one of our favorite walks so I thought I'd organize it here, hope to see you all there! :)