8 Summer Hikes to Help You Cool Off
Written by Jennifer Johnson
Saint Edward State Park
Another park that’s close to home, Saint Edward State Park offers seven miles of trails that wander through the upper forest and down the bluff to the shores of Lake Washington, where adventurous children can dip their toes. Bird song filters down through tall firs and native shrubs. You can extend your visit by playing on the inventive wooden playground, built by members of the community. If you visit on a Thursday evening in July and August, plan to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music outdoors at the Kenmore Concert Series. You’ll find directions and a printable trail map at the State Parks website.