Fremont

Seattle, Washington 98105

Fremont

Fremont Professional Guide

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"Fremont proclaims itself the “center of the universe” and does what it can to live up to its Latin-like motto: De libertas quirkas, or “Freedom to be peculiar.” Its mixed image—funky and weird, with a dollop of hipster—makes Fremont a destination for visitors and natives alike.

It’s a remarkable outcome for a neighborhood that during 120 years of existence has been battered by one socioeconomic upheaval after another, played out in a tiny crucible of just 1.4 square miles."

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Walking Seattle (Wilderness Press)
Clark Humphrey
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"A once-separate mill town annexed to Seattle, Fremont fell into a long decline after 1932, when the Aurora Bridge diverted traffic away from the neighborhood. It became a hangout for fringe populations. Those subcultures eventually included collegiate hippies, who brought funky shops and arts studios to the neighborhood. More recently, it’s become a nightlife and dining destination, promoting itself as the Center of the Universe. Its most famous attraction is the annual Solstice Parade, with artsy floats, alternative marching bands, and body-painted cyclists." Read more

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Trail Information

Seattle
Nearby City
3.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
The entire loop may be a bit tiring for children.
Restrictions
Canal Street Coffee, along the Ship Canal, has a comfortable porch overlooking a small garden, a great place for sitting and watching passersby along the canal.
Attractions

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Dec 2018