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Best Kid-Friendly Hikes and Strolls on Bainbridge Island

Secret island hikes for Seattle- and Puget Sound–area families

Published on: February 21, 2023

Best Kid-Friendly Hikes and Strolls on Bainbridge Island

Kids on a a Bainbridge Island hiking trail near Schel Chleb park and playground best Bainbridge hikes seattle families
On the trail near Schel Chelb Park on Bainbridge Island. Credit: Jennifer Kakutani

1. Wander with wee ones through Lynwood Center

On the south end of Bainbridge Island sits a small villa called Lynwood Center, only a stone’s throw away from a sea-glass-covered shoreline, a mini forest hike and a playground. Stroll through Tudor-style buildings to find sourdough doughnuts, sculptures, delicious burgers, great pizza, fro-yo — and even outdoor seating at a bar and winery.

Next, saunter down to the Schel Chelb Park and playground with adjacent beach and estuary on Point White Drive Northeast (the beach trail is on a busy road, so keep those kiddos close.) Start the mini-hike at a trailhead across the street from the beach and parallel to the playground. If you follow the trail north through the forest and over the bridge, it’s a quick ramble that ends at Baker Hill Road. Then just turn around.

If you’re walking on the ferry, bus route No. 97 Crystal Springs takes you right there! Or enter Walt’s Lynwood Market into your navigation to drive to this spot (and say “Hey” to Walt as he greets you upon entering his mom-and-pop convenience store.) 

Next stop: Listening Lane

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