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Mercer Slough Nature Park

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Address: 2102 Bellevue Way Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
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A Wander through Nature

The Slough is a beautiful place to walk or run...Most anytime of year. I try not to go a day after big rain. But other times are perfect. So close to town but tucked away to make... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Bellevue, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its an ok walk, although it has some huge Antenna on the trail, so not sure if its safe walking there. And its not an optimistic walk, its kinda gives you a depression feeling there.

Thank Keren A
Bellevue, Washington
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Slough is a beautiful place to walk or run...Most anytime of year. I try not to go a day after big rain. But other times are perfect. So close to town but tucked away to make you feel like you have traveled for miles. An easy walk on your lunch hour to escape the city. The scenery changes by... More 

Thank MLP3151
Bellevue, Washington
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Mercer slough is a lovely place to walk on a nice day. Trails are mostly flat---just a little steep at the beginning and end if you enter on the east side. If you park on Bellevue Way by the U-Pick blueberry farm, it's pretty much all flat. Lots of birds and you may see some turtle in the march areas.... More 

Thank maryaileen2016
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This Lake Washington slough park is a fine example of nature conservation in a booming urban area, complete with native trees and shrubs animal and bird life, walking trails through blueberry farms, and a visitor center. Canoes and kayaks can be rented for water tours. Access may soon be restricted because of public transportation construction but this bit of wild... More 

Thank Orcasid
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339 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Mercer Slough is a quick drive from downtown Bellevue. The park is well maintained with easy paths to wander on. Great photos opportunities along the way. Can't wait to return on a warm summers day.

Thank fnqfamily
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This Park is beautiful for a walk. The walkways are maintained for steady footing. A great place for fresh air and bird songs. There is a new cafe/ restaurant in the Bellefield Office park that is right on the slough. It has great coffee, snacks, sandwiches and fun views of people kayaking and walking around the water. You can rent... More 

Thank Heidi D
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This a great place to take a walk. Good path, lots of birds, occasional rabbits, raccoons, coyotes. A quiet place in the midst of a busy city. Also possible to rent a canoe and paddle around the park. Lived near here for 50 years the Slough has changed little.

Thank garymbs
Bellevue, Washington
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Mercer Slough is just next off Bellevue Way before you heading to I90. It is well maintain as natural park in downtown. Great place for jogging, kayate in wet land, or pick up blue berries in Summer. If you want to get into the nature but not drive too far, Mercer Slough is great.

Thank Shanghaiblossom
Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We come here often, launch our kayak, and paddle around the water. Always find lots of wild life to watch. The slough is clean, and the people we meet are always very friendly.

Thank Richad B
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Mercer Slough Nature Park is a sanctuary in the midst of a chaotic city. Conveniently located with plenty of parking spots - Bellevue Park N Ride and Winter House at Bellevue Way and Mercer Slough Education Center at 118th Ave SE), it allows for quick getaway. One can walk around the park for less one to two hours. Very flat... More 

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