Friday, November 25, 2011

North Green Lake

It was a beautiful day to walk off our Thanksgiving dinner so my husband and I headed to Green Lake and walked 6 miles through some streets between Aurora and Latona Avenues from N 80th Street to the lake.

We saw lots of other walkers, especially on the streets closer to the lake. This is a neat and tidy neighborhood with sidewalks and curbs. It has a mix of commercial establishments and newer multifamily and older single family homes. Most single family homes are modest in size but we did pass a few large homes and a few homes on large lots. There is a nice row of brick tudors on Bagley Avenue between 77th and 80th and a private road off the west side of the street. There are some lovely homes hidden away on Orin Court N and West Green Lake Drive N.

This neighborhood is home to the Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library, Duke's, Beth's (and a few other restaurants and cafes), Bethany Lutheran Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, a Suzuki Dealership, a sunny bench on a small triangle of land where Winona, N 77th and West Green Lake Drive meet, a mailbox at 77th and 1st, a cute painted fire hydrant and Green Lake's wading pool, swimming beach, Bathhouse Theatre, Community Center and playground.

There 's lots to see and do near Green Lake.

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