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Culture: Seattle’s West Montlake Park

Minutes from downtown Seattle, on the shore of Lake Washington, sits one of the areas most scenic nature walks, a local museum, a spectacular arboretum, Foster Island wetland and an authentic Japanese Tea Garden.

Begin your day on the waterside path located in central Seattle’s West Montlake Park. The park sits in a charming neighborhood bordered on the north by the Montlake Cut, a narrow waterway connecting Lake Washington and Portage Bay. The flat terrain makes it a good choice for all ages and offers a look at the region’s flora and fauna, offering an opportunity to scout for eagles and the rodent-like muskrats that inhabit the marshland.

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