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Visit 7 or 12 Greenway Challenge Sites and 1 Summer Event

Northern Pacific Railway Depot

W 3rd Ave
Ellensburg, WA

Northern Pacific Railroad Depot

Ellensburg

Built in 1910 and owned by the City of Ellensburg, the Northern Pacific Railway Passenger Depot is on the National Register for Historic Places. The non-profit group Historic Ellensburg is working to come up with the funding in order to restore this historic treasure.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or picture of your party in front of the historic train depot, in front of the Railway Express Agency sign.

How to Get There

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park

Umptanum Rd Ellensburg, WA

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park

This 117 acre park is located just outside of Ellensburg and is complete with bathrooms, barbeques, a boat launch, electricity, large grass areas, volleyball areas, picnic shelters, trails, and swimming access.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or picture of your party by the two turtles in the first grassy area.

How to Get There

Iron Horse Inn B&B

526 Marie Ave
S Cle Elum, WA 98943
509.674.5939

Iron Horse Inn B&B

South Cle Elum

The historic Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast was originally constructed in 1909 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad and served until 1974 as temporary housing for men who worked the rail roads. Now the B&B contains an extensive collection of historic photographs, artifacts, and railroad memorabilia and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or picture of your party with the train conductor in front of the caboose.

How to Get There

Carpenter House Museum

302 W 3rd St
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509.674.5702

Carpenter House Museum

Cle Elum

This 1914 mansion holds the story of Cle Elum's first successful banker and former mayor, Frank Carpenter, and his family. Now it holds memorabilia telling the history of the mining communities of Upper Kittitas County. High Country Artist exhibits rotate monthly.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or picture of your party in front of the Carpenter House Museum sign.

How to Get There

Open: Fri – Sun from 12 – 4pm

KBHR Radio Station

201 W Pennsylvania Ave
Roslyn, WA 98941

KBHR Radio Station

Roslyn

From the Emmy award-winning TV Series, Northern Exposure, this is the radio station of Chris Stevens. It was placed inside the Northwestern Improvement Company building, a huge company store for the miners of Roslyn and their families.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or photo of your party in front of the KBHR Radio Station.

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Asahel Curtis Trail

Just west of Snoqualmie Pass

Asahel Curtis Trail

Snoqualmie Pass

A short 0.75 mile loop, Asahel Curtis Trail passes through one of the last remaining old-growth forests stands within the Snoqualmie Valley. The Asahel Curtis Nature Trail is an easy, fun and informative hike to be used as either a quick warm-up for the Annette Lake trail or an educational hike to bring your whole family on. The trail is named after Asahel Curtis, an early day outdoorsman, photographer and mountaineer based in the Seattle area.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or photo of your party in front of the first bridge that crosses Humpback Creek.

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Tanner Landing Park

S Mt Si Rd, N of North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045

Tanner Landing

North Bend

King County originally purchased land from the Dahlgren family to construct Tanner Landing Park, a 21-acre white water access park on the Snoqualmie River. The park is situated right along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

Photo Instructions: Park at the Snoqualmie Valley Trail trailhead and walk along the trail or access road and take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the wood railing where it opens into the park.

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Three Forks Park/Natural Area

42320 SE Reinig Rd
Snoqualmie, WA 98045
(dirt parking area located across the street from the above residence)

Three Forks Nature Park

Snoqualmie

Situated at the confluence of the south fork, north fork and middle fork of the Snoqualmie River, the 306+ acre Three Forks Park/Natural Area includes over five miles of riverfront, and is dominated by riverine, riparian, and wetland habitat. The area is mostly left in its natural state, but the City recently opened a portion of the site as an off-leash dog park.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party standing on the riverfront, with Mt Si in the background.

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Snoqualmie Log Pavilion

SE Fir St
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Snoqualmie Log Pavilion

The Log Pavilion in Snoqualmie showcases an example of one of the huge trees that was transported out of the town of Snoqualmie via the historic railroading days. Can you count how old this tree was?

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the pavilion.

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Remlinger Farms

32610 NE 32nd St
Carnation, WA 98014
425.333.4135

Remlinger Farms

Carnation

A family owned and operated working farm, Remlinger Farms began over 30 years ago as a humble produce stand. It has grown into a 200 acre tourist center offering fresh produce, jarred goodies, a full service restaurant, bakery, large picnic areas, U-Pick fields, birthday party packages, fun & educational tours, and the Country Fair Fun Park.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the decorative wall of the Market.

How to Get There

Market Open: 7 days a week 9:30am - 6:00pm

Family Fun Park Open Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm (after June 20th open 7 days a week)

Redmond Watershed Preserve

Novelty Hill Rd & 218th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98053

Redmond Watershed Preserve

Redmond

This 800 acre preserve was initially intended for use to create a new water supply for the area. Since being protected its primary purpose is to preserve and enhance the diverse habitat within it, including streams and open wetland habitats rich in biodiversity and wildlife. The preserve also features miles of trails suitable for biking, hiking and equestrians.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the kiosk sign in the parking lot.

How to Get There

Open: 8am - dusk

Cedar River Trail

Renton, WA

Cedar River Trail

Renton

Following a historic railroad route, Cedar River Trail follows the Cedar River from its entry at Lake Washington upriver to the boundary of the Cedar River Watershed. The 17.3 mile trail is partially paved and features a soft surface for the last five miles. Access points are available at numerous locations.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the exercise bars on the trail at the designated trail access point.

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Coal Creek Park Trail

Coal Creek Parkway
Bellevue, WA 98008

Coal Creek Trail

Bellevue

The Newcastle mine that used to operate here fueled the region’s explosive growth at the end of the 19th century. Today, the park still serves the City, but as a refuge from the urban sprawl it once spawned, with a trail through a narrow creek ravine leading to two waterfalls and several excellent historical sites. The Greenway Trust just helped do some major restoration work on this trail.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the trail marker at the trailhead.

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Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Located on the south end of Bellevue

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park

Comprised of 3,100 acres, Cougar Mountain Park provides an excellent example of our region’s unique historical, cultural and natural heritage. It showcases a variety of natural features, such as mature second growth forests, streams and wetlands, and cliffs, talus, and caves. Over the years, Cougar Mountain has been home to Native Americans, miners, loggers, and even the US Army.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party while standing in front of the Red Town Dam sign located on the Red Town Trail.

How to Get There

Marina Park

25 Lake Avenue W
Kirkland, WA 98033

Marina Park

Kirkland

Marina Park, located in the heart of downtown Kirkland, offers a quaint beach ideal for swimming, a public dock great for fishing, grass and tables for picnicking, and showcases public art.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the art display.

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Lid Park

I-90 & W Mercer Way

Lid Park

Mercer Island

Lid Park has something for everyone with softball fields, tennis courts, a picnic shelter, playground areas, outdoor basketball courts and plenty of open space. The park is great for romping around, throwing a Frisbee, flying a kite, or exploring the children's play area.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the exhaust stacks in the Park.

How to Get There

Saint Edward State Park

14445 Juanita Dr NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
425.823.2992

Saint Edward State Park

Kenmore

Purchased in the late 1920s the property was donated to the diocese for use as a seminary and operated from 1930 – 1977 as a boys school. Now this 316 acre park is an ideal place for recreation, including fishing along the 3,000 feet of shoreline, and hiking and mountain biking along the miles of various trails.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the kiosk at the back of the seminary.

How to Get There

Open: Daily 8am – dusk

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

2021 NW 190th St
Shoreline, WA 98177
206.801.2700

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Shoreline

Richmond Beach Park offers long stretches of sandy beaches, breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains, a picnic shelter and tons of area to play. Feeling creative? See what you can build with all of the drift wood that’s washed ashore. From November to March the park offers an off-leash dog area.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the Welcoming Statue on the beach.

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Washington Park Arboretum

2300 Arboretum Dr E
Seattle, WA 98112
206.543.8800

Washington Park Arboretum

Seattle

The Arboretum is a hidden gem on the shores of Lake Washington. Jointly managed by UW and the City of Seattle, its 230 acres are a dynamic assortment of plants found nowhere else. It is also a great location to bring your canoe or kayak and get in the water.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party while standing on the Park Trail bridge.

How to Get There

Log House Museum

3003 61st Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.938.5296

Log House Museum

West Seattle

The museum, located in a renovated turn-of-the-century Douglas Fir log structure, once served as a carriage house, or stable, to the Fir Lodge. Visit the “Birthplace of Seattle” and discover this local historic icon just one block from Alki Beach in an authentically restored 1904 building surrounded by a Pacific Northwest native plant garden.

Photo Instructions: Take a self-portrait or a photo of your party in front of the Log House Museum sign.

How to Get There

Open: Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 4 pm

Summer Events


Mercer Island
’s Summer Celebration! – July 9 & 10
This year’s theme is “Renaissance Revelry” – find a jousting knight or roving medieval themed entertainer.

Cle Elum’s Pork in the Pines – July 22 – 24
Enjoy great views of the mountains or a plate of delicious BBQ at this festival on the east side.

Celebrate Shoreline Festival – August 20
Don’t miss the parade that will be full of colorful, decorative floats.

Duvall’s Heritage Festival – September 24
Visit the Dougherty Farmstead and be a pioneer for the day experiencing historical activities.

Issaquah’s Salmon Days Festival – October 1 & 2
Celebrate everything having to do with Salmon and their return to Issaquah Creek.

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