The Lake Union area offers many great amenities including great restaurants, entertainment venues, parks, walking trails, meeting places, and great places to enjoy art & music.
Lake Union Trail
There is now a 6.2 mile urban trail around Lake Union, formed from new and old trails and existing sidewalks. This trail hugs close to the lake and passes by a number of great restaurants, houseboat communities and a number of shops and businesses. The trail was named Chesiahud by Mayor Greg Nickels for a Duwamish Chief John Chesiahud, who in the late 1800′s guided settlers by canoe to Lake Union. A friend to Seattle pioneer, David Denny, Chesiahud lived on Lake Union in Portege Bay on land given to him by Denny.
A sight familiar to many people in the Lake Union area is “The Duck.” The Duck has a fleet of converted amphibious troop carriers that provide tourist entertaining rides through the streets of Seattle and then drives into Lake Union for a quick cruise around the lake.
Okay, so there’s a lot of “Duck” themes on the lake – but this one is great! Starting May 12, every Tuesday night a gaggle of Sail boats get together to race and dodge the ducks (it’s in the rules, as well as “No Hitting One Another”). If your in to sailing, check this event out. For more information visit their website.
Here’s a great sport that is fun and great exercise and open to anyone that would like to try it. With numerous competitions every year (more like giant parties), this is a great way to meet people and have a blast. There are a number of clubs in the area and they welcome new members – no experience necessary. To find out more information, visit the Club Sake home page. Also, be sure to check out the Team Survivor club comprised of cancer survivors.