Sammamish River Trail. Credit: Robert Ashworth via Flickr CC
2. Fresh fun in Bothell and Redmond
Route: Sammamish River Trail from Bothell Landing to The Commoms Cafe or the Redmond Saturday Market at Redmond Town Center
Info: Sammamish River Trail map and information
Distance: 9–22 miles round trip
Cycle the Sammamish River Trail for river views, farm fun and more. Start the ride at lovely Bothell Landing Park, where you’ll pedal south on the Sammamish River Trail. At about 4.5 miles, you can detour for lunch at the The Commons Cafe. If your pedalers are up for more, continue along the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park (10.9 miles), enjoying peaceful agricultural landscapes. For more play time before your return, Marymoor Park offers climbing structures, trails and even a velodrome.
Minimum age: For kids ages 7 and up who are comfortable riding independently or any age on trailer bikes or tot seats.
Snack stops: Kids will scream for scoops at Molly Moon's Redmond location, conveniently next door to Homegrown. Or head to the Redmond Saturday Market at nearby Redmond Town Center (open starting in May), for produce and snacks from more than 80 vendors; or Ooba Tooba Mexican Grill, an upscale taquería in downtown Redmond, just a quick ride from Redmond Town Center.