We had the opportunity to take a long walk at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island recently. The park is large, 90 acres with mainly open space with ponds, 1.5 mile paved walking trail, bike trail, well equipped children’s playground, soccer fields, softball fields, tennis courts, community garden, picnic and sitting areas, and of all things, a roller hockey court. We were able to watch them play and boy does that look like fun!! Continue reading A Walk At Battle Point Park On Bainbridge Island
Want to experience some snowy weather? Well that’s not far from Kitsap County. Just head over to the Olympic Peninsula and go to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park just outside of Port Angeles. The recent winter weather has left a fantastic snow pack in the Olympic Mountains which makes for great winter recreating. You can indulge in snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ski lessons, sledding, and snow boarding at Hurricane Ridge.
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The American Legion Park of Poulsbo Wa is located just off Front Street. It can also be accessed at the north end of the Boardwalk at the Liberty Bay Park on the waterfront.
This is a shot of the boardwalk connecting the two parks. It is a very safe boardwalk and perfectly maintained for accommodating baby strollers, toddlers, walkers of all ages, and even bicycles (except for the overcrowding factor).
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Access to the Wilderness Park Trail is across the street from North Kitsap High School on Caldart, or behind Viking Bank on Hwy. 305. This incredibly lovely 11.56 acre park is right in the heart of Poulsbo, but leaves behind concrete sidewalks and honking cars. It is a rugged dirt trail, a regular hiking trail, that makes good walking shoes or boots important. At this time of year please keep in mind the “mud” factor, because it definitely is a little sloggy.
I personally like to park at St. Olaf’s Church and walk across the little bridge toward the east to access the trail head. I believe I am just enchanted by this little bridge plus I enjoy the grassy walk before heading into the woods.
Immediately one is transported into a wonderful woods with the city left behind.
Dog Fish Creek flows alongside a lot of the trail and birds abound.
At several places small bridges have been placed over the creek..
This large tree was uprooted this winter in one of our wind storms. It does not impede upon the trail however, just adding more texture to this rich environment. Spring will be arriving soon and this park will burst forth with wild flowers and more birds, all for us to enjoy!
The Clear Creek Trail, which is almost 5 miles long, winds through the heart of Silverdale. My favorite part of the trail begins at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park on Silverdale Way. Just in case you are not familiar with the park it is easily recognized by being the “skateboard park”. Just park and follow the signs shown above. Most likely there will be other walkers leading the way. It is truly an enjoyable outing for all ages and dogs are welcome if leashed, but you must carry and use your doggie bags (which are provided). It is also quite a popular bike trail.
The Clear Creek Bike/Pedestrian Trail is a 1.4 mile long, approximately 10 foot wide paved trail winding through open space next to Hwy SR3. This will be your goal after leaving the parking lot shown in the first photo.
At this point we took one of the side trails which heads for the wetlands and the boardwalk. This walk is enjoyable year around. I have walked there in all the seasons and am impressed every single time. Even in the winter it is exquisite with snow on the grasses, birds everywhere, more solitary peacefulness, and an occasional coyote. It is truly a wonderful contribution provided by the Clear Creek Task Force.