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Dip your toes in the river at Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation

The Eastside is full of hidden gems, beautiful little nooks where you can relax and enjoy everything the Northwest has to offer.  Here is another for you:  Tolt-Macdonald Park in Carnation. Just a minute away from the popular Remlinger Farms, Tolt-Macdonald Park is nestled onto the banks of the Tolt River.  “Nestled” isn’t really the [...]

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Get wet in Splash Parks on the Eastside!

With Memorial Day weekend comes the annual tradition of opening up the local splash parks!  There are several wonderful spots on the Eastside to check out: Sammamish Commons Park Address: 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA Website:  http://www.myparksandrecreation.com/ParksTrails/Details.aspx?pid=481   Hidden in the valley behind Sammamish Commons Park is an isolated jewel of a play area.  [...]

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Something’s Fishy: Where to see salmon

If there is one animal that represents the northwest best, it is probably the salmon. Or maybe a Husky (but not a Cougar- kidding!). Well, it is back to school season for everyone, including the fish. Here on the Eastside, we have some great places to see those cohos, sockeyes, and Chinooks returning home to [...]

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Read the story along the Swamp Trail at Tiger Mountain in Issaquah

If you haven’t been to Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, trust me, it is a beautiful place.  With lots of hiking trails for every skill level, this is a great spot to get outside and away from the hustle and bustle of city life. One of the special trails at Tiger Mountain is the Swamp Trail, [...]

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Park of the Week: Ebright Creek Park in Sammamish

As a somewhat new resident to Sammamish, I’ve been spending time this summer getting used to my new town. With kids, this means visiting all of the local parks to determine which one is our favorite. Our most recent park adventure took us to Ebright Creek Park, which was absolutely beautiful. Once again I can’t [...]

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Bring sandals to Sandblast in Duvall

The sun is finally out! And so is Sandblast at McCormick Park in Duvall. A team of sand sculptors is building a train out of sand and kids are wading in the Snoqualmie River, while music plays in the background. A line of brave kids are swinging on a rope swing, making it feel like [...]

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