Arboretum and Foster Island Seattle

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Seattle has no shortage of trails but the arboretum is unique in that it runs just under 520, a major interstate. Despite this proximity to roadways, the arboretum is a serious stress-reducer. Just spending one hour here helps my mood shift from harried to calm.

My favorite part of the arboretum is Foster Island- a beautiful walkway that attracts everyone from serious joggers to grandparents. There are many different views from the island- you can even see the brand-new UW football stadium from one vantage point. Kayakers come by throughout the day, as the calm waters of Lake Washington make for good paddling.

I come here in the late afternoon or evening, when the sun is setting as the entire area is bathed in a beautiful golden shade. Even in the fall or winter, the arboretum is a wonderful place to explore local nature- the leaves on the trees turn from green to red, orange, and yellow.

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Munya from Seattle

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Address

2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle

Telephone number

+12065438800

Opening Times

09:00 - 17:00 daily

Price

Free

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)