2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
This place is one of the best Arboretums I have ever seen. And it’s free. For starters, the Arboretum is huge. You could spend hours walking down the different paths, looking at the plants on exhibit, or even simply sitting and people watching. The arboretum is so large that, the first few times I visited, I was able to take different routes and have entirely different experiences. The arboretum also feels very separated from city life, despite being easily accessible, so it’s a great place to explore.
This place is perfect to run though, especially during spring and fall. In the spring, colorful flowers bloom along the main trail, Azalea Way. In the fall, the leaves change into fiery reds and vibrant oranges. In the summer, the entire Arboretum feels alive and lush. It’s also beautiful in the winter, especially when it snows. I’ll never stop coming here.
Absolutely spectacular park with acres to walk through and enjoy. It was incredibly special for our visit because of the autumn colours of the trees. In terms of planning, there is a brilliant visitors centre and gift shop in the middle of the park, and all the trails and routes are marked with distance and frequent throughout the trail to keep you right. Not to be missed if you are a gardener or nature lover.
It is Beautiful!!! This place is one of the best Arboretums I have ever seen &it is free. Especially right now in the fall it's just amazing. Joyful to walk through. Will keep coming here 😬
I would absolutely recommend the water trail. It meanders along the waterfront, under the 520 bridge across Lake Washington, and into the Arboretum trails section. As you walk along it, you will be walking on wood chippings. Depending on the weather parts of the trail may be muddy. Along the trail are various lookout spots. Some are docks, one is a raised, and a couple are little beaches. An excellent walk if you want to see the water close up. I would recommend!