Hoping to visit the Seattle area, but aren’t crazy about the crowds? The Green Lake neighborhood in North Seattle has all the ingredients for a memorable RV vacation. Outdoor recreation, historic streets and plenty of places to shop and play – those are the treasures of Green Lake. Blend those attractions with scenic RV campsites close by and Green Lake just might become your favorite Seattle area playground.
Green Lake Outdoors
At the heart of this lakeside neighborhood is, of course, the lake which lends the area its name. The three hundred acre lake and the deliciously welcoming green space around it form Green Lake Park, a popular Seattle outdoor playground. RV camping fans will find they can play a dozen different ways in and around the lake. Bike, jog or skate around the lake on the 2.8 mile Green Lake Path. Seattle Parks and Recreation has done a nice job of dividing the path for multi-sport use.
Beaches on both sides of the lake allow swimmers to enjoy Green Lake from the water. There’s also an indoor pool to enjoy. Prefer to hit the water in a boat? Green Lake Boat Rental on the northeast shore can outfit your crew with stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes and row boats. You might also want to try your hand at fishing Green Lake, where rainbow and brown trout are stocked annually.
If you’re simply hoping for a beautiful place to relax, bring your blanket, your camera and your picnic basket. The gorgeous vistas and the sound of songbirds can erase months of pre-vacation stress.
Green Lake’s Historic Charm
Another reason RV campers will enjoy Green Lake is the historic charm throughout the neighborhood. Take, for example, the Bath House Theater. On the shores of Green Lake, this vintage bathhouse is now home to a lively theater company, so make plans to attend a production while you’re here.
Rent a bike from Gregg’s Green Lake Cycles and spend the day riding through restored neighborhoods, past the 1910 Carnegie Library and then plan stops to enjoy Green Lake’s interesting collection of bistros, coffee houses and ethnic restaurants. From Thai to seafood, there’s an eatery ready to delight in Green Lake.
Slow things down on your next Seattle RV camping vacation. Spend your days in Green Lake, where an urban oasis with historic charm will enchant the most jaded traveler.