Fall is here in the Pacific Northwest. The colors in Seattle and the surrounding areas is beginning to peak. There are several places to visit to see these colors, and combine it with fitness goals. The crisp autumn air is a great to go for a walk or run, visit with friends, or take some pictures.
Magnuson Park on Lake Washington is filled with autumn color, and has spectacular views of Mount Rainier over Lake Washington. The park sits on the old military site at Sand Point, and is filled with walking/running trails through the wetlands and along the shoreline. Early morning brings the best light to accentuate the colors of the trees.
Downtown Edmonds is tree lined, and turning great colors this autumn season. It is a great area to walk, shop, eat, and see the colors against the background of historic buildings and Puget Sound. The area is people and dog friendly. The dog park is on the south end of the waterfront, and along the shores of Puget Sound. The hillsides turn golden yellow and orange against the dark evergreens.
Marina Park in Kirkland sits on the shores of Lake Washington with views to the west. The park has garden plantings, a boat marina, and paved pathways. This urban park is a great location to spend lunch-time, have a picnic, or walking/running the pathways. The best light is late afternoon and sunset.
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