Adventures Around the Sound

Linda McVay, CCS CDW

Sculpture Park
Time for Adventure!

It’s springtime so grab your gear and your dog and explore this great city and its surrounding areas.

Maybe you’re looking for some real woods but don’t really have the time needed to get away? Visit Camp Long in West Seattle with its 68 acres you’re sure to find something to motivate Fido’s nose! There are woodland trails, rustic rental cabins, climbing rocks and picnic areas - you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to the 1940s.

If you’re headed to Pioneer Square, grab a sandwich and some pup snacks and visit Waterfall Garden Park. This is a great little spot to sit and chill on a warm day. It’s located at 219 2nd Avenue South (between 2nd Avenue Extended & Main St).

Are you looking for more of an urban experience that will not only please pup’s eye, but yours too? How about a visit to Seattle Center? It has so much variety of experience in both landscape and excitement that you’re sure to find just the right blend of exercise for you and your canine companion. If you get tired of the hub-bub of the center, you can always jump on the monorail and head down to Westlake for a Cappuccino. If you’re still downtown, try the Sculpture Park with its art installations and waterfront access. If you want something closer, one of my favorite walks in the spring and summer is the University of Washington Campus. UW has broadly varied landscape including, sculpture, water features, trails and great expanses of grass. From the campus you can also walk along the Mountlake Cut and watch the boats as they pass on their way or perhaps visit the crew boathouse or walk further and take a nature trail to the Urban Horticulture Center.

If you’re looking for more adventures in and around the Pacific Northwest keep an on our Facebook page this spring and summer as we’ll be posting great walks and some challenging hikes for you and your Fido.