Seward Park path. Courtesy Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seward Park, Seattle
Combining a family cycle session with an educational adventure is a breeze at this iconic Southeast Seattle park occupying the Bailey Peninsula in Lake Washington. Start at the Seward Park Audubon Center, where kiddos can learn all about local flora and fauna; then follow the 2.4-mile paved path through the 300-acre park along the beautiful beach; those more stable on two wheels can explore the more rugged trails through the forest. Look for native plants and cool bird species as you ride, then finish up with a romp at the awesome nature-themed play area.
Post-cycling pit stop: Follow up your active day with a browse through the amazing children’s section at Third Place Books.