Get Together and Walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nordic Walkers on the Interurban Trail in North Seattle during a class in April
Photo by Jill Ellison of Seattle Parks and Recreation

On Wednesday morning, July 13, join Seattle-area walkers and nordic walkers for a walk on the Burke-Gilmam Trail.

About five miles round-trip, the walk will begin at Log Boom Park in Kenmore, go south toward Seattle through Lake Forest Park and then return to Log Boom Park. The park address is 17145 61st Ave NE, Kenmore 98028.

Meet at 9:30am at Log Boom Park by the benches across from the children's play area. After the walk, folks are invited to stay for lunch and conversation at the picnic area close by the water. Please bring a lunch.

In the last several years, many folks in Shoreline and Seattle have taken classes to learn nordic walking. But they've had few opportunities to meet one another and do nordic walks together. The widened and repaved stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park is wonderful for both nordic walking and walking. For folks who've taken a class but do not have poles of their own, loaner nordic walking poles will be available in limited numbers.

There is a $5 fee to register for this walk, which is part of Seattle Parks and Recreation's Sound Steps Walking Program. When you register, you'll need the barcode for this walk. The barcode is: 149760. There are three ways to register:
  1. In person, at a Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Center.
  2. Online, using SPARC
  3. By phone, at 206-684-5177 (M-F 8:30am-5pm)

Van transportation to Log Boom Park will be available, with pick-up points in SE Seattle and NE Seattle. For details, see the Summer 2016 Lifelong Recreation brochure for Seattle Parks and
Recreation. In the Table of Contents, look for "Sound Steps Walking Program." In the section titled "Nordic Walking Series," you'll find the details.


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