Walking the Boulevard An Olmsted Legacy

Seattle, Washington

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Queen Anne Hill’s upper reaches provide one of the best orientations to the hills, waterways, islands, and mountains that define Seattle. On a clear day, a circular tour of the top of the hill promises Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, and the Cascade Range. Early last century, from atop the water tower—then a public lookout—at Lee Street and Warren Avenue North, John Charles Olmsted, stepson of famous landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., soaked in the 360-degree view while researching what was to become Seattle’s current park system.
Nature in the City: Seattle

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Nature in the City: Seattle

by Maria Dolan & Kathryn True (The Mountaineers Books)

Queen Anne Hill’s upper reaches provide one of the best orientations to the hills, waterways, islands, and mountains that define Seattle. On a clear day, a circular tour of the top of the hill promises Mount Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, and the Cascade Range.

Early last century, from atop the water tower—then a public lookout—at Lee Street and Warren Avenue North, John Charles Olmsted, stepson of famous landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., soaked in the 360-degree view while researching what was to become Seattle’s current park system.

©  Maria Dolan & Kathryn True/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Nature Trips
Nearby City: Seattle
Distance: 4.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Walking the Boulevard: An Olmsted Legacy

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Apr 2018