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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 Great Nature Walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank fnqfamily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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sEATTLE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice paved trail through the slough...only drawback is that it is beside the freeway. Other paths and canoe/kayak/SUP opportunities into marshy areas with Great Blue Heron among other stunning wildlife. Mostly I ride my bike across the slough and appreciate the access it provides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you have the time, the walk from Bellevue to the park is on 2 miles and renting a canoe for an hour provides a great

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