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Leaf Strolling: Best Fall Walks North of Seattle

Breathing in crisp autumn air is magical. Come experience that fall walk feeling.

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There’s nothing like taking a walk in the crisp Seattle NorthCountry fall air. Crunching leaves underfoot, the thick fog and frost in the mornings… the perfect excuse to wear your favorite scarf and sip your go-to coffee while taking a stroll.

Here are five spots to enjoy your Seattle NorthCountry fall walk.

Jennings Memorial Park - Marysville

Directions

Jennings Park is the perfect place to wander in the fall months. From the small pond that empties into the surrounding wetlands to the trails that meander in and out of the forests, Jennings Park offers perfect fall vibes.

Lowell Rotary Park - Everett

Directions

Lowell Rotary Park in the fall is a spectacular sight. With Everett on one side of the Snohomish River and sprawling farmland on the other, Lowell Rotary Park is a wonderful blend of city and country.

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Centennial Trail - Arlington

Directions

Centennial Trail used to be an old railroad line, so the paved path is nice and gradual as it makes its way up the foothills. With parking at the trailhead in Arlington, Centennial Trail wanders through farmlands until eventually crossing under Highway 9. Keep going and you’ll eventually end up in Snohomish, if you’re up for the full hike.

Snohomish River Front Trail - Snohomish

Directions

Wander downtown Snohomish on the bank of the Snohomish River on this trail, which is short but beautiful. Take in the historic town while enjoying one of the biggest rivers in Seattle NorthCountry. Stop and get coffee at Looking Glass Coffee before your walk for maximum fall-ness.

Japanese Gulch - Mukilteo

Directions

If you want to disappear from the city, Japanese Gulch is the place to go. Numerous trails inside the Gulch makes for lots of wandering opportunities, and the mossy trees make you feel like you’re far away from civilization.

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Henry Yarsinske, Jr.