- Within three hours' drive of the Seattle metro area you can be walking near glaciers, on beaches, through old-growth forests, and along ridge lines between knifelike peaks still sporting snow deep into August.
- Saltwater-fishing opportunities exist year-round in Seattle, though during certain times of year salmon must be released, usually around May and June. During those times, fish for lingcod, cabezon, and flounder.
- The REI flagship store in Seattle is home to the Outdoor Recreation Information Center, which is staffed by National Park Service and Forest Service personnel. The store has a wide selection of USGS topo maps and Green Trails maps for sale.
- Seattle’s beloved Discovery Park offers a great getaway from the urban landscape. There are seven miles of trail to explore. Be sure to walk the 2.8-mile Nature Loop Trail. Also visit the beach at low tide when the tidal pools reveal crabs, mussels, and tiny fish.
- Seward Park is easily accessible at the end of Lake Washington Boulevard South. Take a walk on a winter day and enjoy the peace of the urban old-growth forest. The forest stands on the northern two-thirds of the Bailey Peninsula.
- Walk, jog, or bike on a paved path connecting Seward and Madrona parks. The path follows the lakeshore and there are pleasant lake views along the way.
- Banner Forest is a fun mountain-bike ride for those who like rolling hills and intermediate technical challenges.
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- What can we do outdoors in January?
Day hike along the coast?
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