Discovery Park is a crowning gem for all of Seattle in what is otherwise the exclusive neighborhood of Magnolia. We’re discovering it anew, having visited twice now this week. It affords myriad opportunities for immersion in nature and enjoying the benefits of the shinrin-yoku (Japanese word/concept for forest bath). This morning I dropped the “kids” off near the lighthouse then drove back up the hill to park on the roadside (parking lots are closed). While I hiked the Loop Trail, Lake and Vivien played in the sand on the beach.
Lady Kitty and I delighted in forest bathing as we walked the loop.
Read more about the Loop Trail and the history on the Washington Trails Association page.