Walkers can explore scenic Bellevue during the annual Lake to Lake Greenway Trail 15K Walk Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The guided walk from Lake Sammamish to Lake Washington usually takes about four hours to complete, and traverses more than nine miles of open space parks, forests, wetlands, botanical gardens, historic buildings, farms and neighborhoods. Sights include Weowna Park, the Phantom Lake Loop, the Lake Hills Greenbelt, Kelsey Creek Farm, the Bellevue Botanical Gardens and the Mercer Slough Nature Park.
Special highlights include the King County Master Gardener Harvest Festival at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Demonstration Garden (156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 16th Street) and the Fraser Pioneer Cabin at Kelsey Creek Farm Park (410 130th Place Southeast).
A six-kilometer walking route is also available in the Mercer Slough Nature Park.
Interested participants should park at the South Bellevue park and ride on Bellevue Way and register the morning of the event between 8 and 10 a.m. at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way SE. A shuttle will run every half hour to the start of the trail at Weowna Park. Preregistration is not necessary.
Walkers will receive a trail map and written walking directions, and volunteer staff will be available along the way at designated checkpoints. The walk will end back at the blueberry farm.
There is no fee for participating, though Volkssport members seeking walking mileage pay $3.
The event is hosted by the Parks & Community Services Department and the American Volkssport Association Northwest Striders.
The city will host the Lakemont Lewis Creek 5K walk on Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd.
For more information, see the community calendar or contact Parks & Community Services at 425-452-7106.
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