Luther Burbank Park
Sep 08, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Luther Burbank Park
- Region: Puget Sound and Islands
- Agency: City of Mercer Island
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Ripe berries
There are two parking lots, North and South. The North lot was almost full, but the South lot had several open spaces. We took the paved path North towards Calkins Point (at the North tip of Mercer Island), enjoyed the beach and waves, and then headed back along the shore back to the South end, using the unpaved path. We tried to experience most of the paths, encountering children, picnickers, dogs, and families enjoying the day. Note: this is a very dog-friendly park. It is well-maintained, however. Limited types of wildflowers were blooming, blackberries were ripe, ripe apples were on the trees, and boaters were out. Some of us waded in Lake Washington.
In summation, it was a pleasant, easy-going outing, with some light exercise and waterfront views, though certainly not an escape from civilization.