Gazzam Lake Park Trail

Bainbridge Island, Washington

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A large glacial tarn on south Bainbridge, filling in with reeds, water lilies, and ducks, will charm and attract children. It is part of an island park that offers a network of trails in island second-growth and open space. The best trail in the park links to a recent 64-acre addition, the Close Property, on Port Orchard Bay on the island’s west side. This means children can walk both the 550 feet of beach waterfront and/ or the peaceful forested trail to the lake. The park was named for W. L. Gazzam, an influential landowner in 1916. Tell the kids that at one time, the Puget Sound Glacier covered all of Bainbridge and scoured out this lakebed, leaving large boulders in other places as reminders that it had passed this way. The same glacier set the shape of the sound itself.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

A large glacial tarn on south Bainbridge, filling in with reeds, water lilies, and ducks, will charm and attract children. It is part of an island park that offers a network of trails in island second-growth and open space. The best trail in the park links to a recent 64-acre addition, the Close Property, on Port Orchard Bay on the island’s west side.

This means children can walk both the 550 feet of beach waterfront and/ or the peaceful forested trail to the lake. The park was named for W. L. Gazzam, an influential landowner in 1916. Tell the kids that at one time, the Puget Sound Glacier covered all of Bainbridge and scoured out this lakebed, leaving large boulders in other places as reminders that it had passed this way. The same glacier set the shape of the sound itself.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bainbridge Island
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy for children
Duration: Day hike
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 100 feet
Top Elevation: 300 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Gazzam Lake Park Trail

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