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Great Weekend Getaway: Hood Canal
For those that enjoy cycling and camping, a weekend trip worth exploring is to the hood canal. One nice area is Seabeck. It has a great camp ground at Scenic Beach, where both car and bike camping are available. it is about a 40-mile round trip and that is just long enough for a nice weekend away if you ask me. The Peninsula is very beautiful, and along the Hood Canal there are a lot of great, kinda out-doorsy and small town things going on with out having to drive for like hours out to Port Angeles or Bellingham or something. Of course, if boating is more your thing, they have a ton of that going on on the natural canal. Check out www.explorehoodcananal.com for some more insight.
Equipment: If you want to cycle, make sure to bring all your camping stuff in a trailer. ither than that, its kinda up to you!
Explore Seattle by bike on your own trail!
The Burke-Gilman trail is an amazing 27 mile long route along an old railroad grade in Seattle. The trail continues as the Sammamish River Trail to Marymoor Park in Redmond.
The trail winds through neighborhoods, parks, lakes and rivers, as well as the UW campus and my favorite shopping area University Village. The route is paved, and for most of the length there are very few street level crossings so you can just ride and enjoy yourself.
Equipment: You can bike, skate or walk. The trail can get crowded at times, and some people use it as a commuter route to get to the UW campus or even to get to work downtown! Please be courteous.
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