With this easy-to-use guidebook, expansive views of the Olympics, picnic lunches on bluffs overlooking Puget Sound, and the impeccable stillness of a wooded ravine can all be found within a half-hour drive of Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Olympia. Completely revised and updated, Take a Walk contains information on 15 new walks, additional tips for birdwatchers, more photographs, expanded parks information, and website addresses. Settings for walks detailed in this guide range from saltwater beaches to lakeshores to forests and meadows within the region's bounty of parks, preserves, and other lush, natural spaces. Each walk description includes a map and complete information about the setting, special attractions, length, level of difficulty, amenities, disabled access, connecting trails, dog restrictions, and surrounding flora and fauna. Details about play areas, interpretive trails, parking, picnic spots, and other park services are also provided. A calendar listing local organized walks for causes is included as an appendix. This indispensable guide to 100 nature walks in the Puget Sound region is perfect for walkers, birdwatchers, families, seniors, and joggers alike.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a fabulous find! Realizing we needed to do something to lower our cholesterol we looked for a book of easy, local hikes. Many books said their walks/hikes were easy but most were longer and had a large change of elevation. We needed walks/hikes that wouldn't hurt our knees and didn't take more than 3-4 hours. So far we have found wonderful areas close to us that we never knew existed. We will purchase this book for family and friends as it is a great gift.