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Sammamish is a city in King County, Washington, United States with a population of over 64,000 in a 2017 census estimate. Located on a plateau, the city is bordered by Lake Sammamish to the west and the Snoqualmie Valley to the east.

With that, the city is filled with a plethora of beautiful parks and trails that will surely be a great way to spend your day (or two) in the area. Add to that are the picnic shelters with barbecue grills, play structures, skate parks and fun will surely never stop for the whole family!

Looking for activities in the area? Well this week, we compiled our favorite spots and fun things that you can do in Sammamish. Yes, there are parks as well as trails - and of course more. Have fun!

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Things To Do In Sammamish

Bob Papke

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

A 25 year Sammamish / Eastside resident who loves to help others realize their real estate dreams...

Nov 12 6 minutes read

See An Eagle!

Named in 2001 by a second grader at Samantha Smith Elementary School, Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. This natural area provides sanctuary for black bear, bobcat, black tail deer and more than 40 species of birds.

There are twelve miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The Pipeline Trail that crosses through the park is wide and flat – in fact, it is quite common to see families with baby strollers out enjoying the trail. Soaring Eagle is also popular for trail running competitions.

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Freshly-Brewed Beer Anyone?

Big Block engines made their debut in family cars in the late 50’s and early 60’s long before the muscle car ever hit the streets. Back then, ordering a Big Block motor was rare, expensive and not real great on gas but it made the drive to work or the store just a little bit better, a little faster, a little more fun…. it separated them from the rest and best of all... they did it because they could.This brewery was founded on the same principle. 

The brews take a little longer to produce, they cost a little more to make, and they just might be a little more fun. Why do they brew this way? …Because they can. Take one of their brews for a test drive, sit back and enjoy the ride. Cheers!

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Beaver Fever!

Beaver Lake Park began as a private resort in the 1930s known as the Four Seasons Resort or Bartel's Resort. The resort was sold in 1950s and was renamed Andy's Beaver Lake Resort. In 1960, the resort was sold to the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle and used by the Catholic Youth Organization to run Camp Cabrini. The camp operated until 1985 when King County purchased the site for the park now known as Beaver Lake Park. The park was transferred from King County to the City of Sammamish in 2003.

Beaver Lake Park is 83 acres with parking lots located in the north and west with a large forested section and trails located in the middle. Check it out!

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Visit The Vedic Cultural Center

The Vedic cultural center practices respect of all people regardless of race or any other material designation because of the divine presence of God in everyone. Education for making enlightened choices in life is the primary goal of the VCC for spreading light and peace in the world.

Come and join the fun and be a participating volunteer to grow the VCC for the benefit the future generations.

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Fun at The Park!

A 25-acre park located in the middle of Sammamish with an upper and lower section connected by an accessible trail.

Upper Commons features a skate park, basketball court, play equipment, Commons Plaza, Sammamish City Hall, Sammamish Library and Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center. Lower Commons features a community garden, playground, spray park, loop trail, shelters, grass areas and Cross Path Counseling and Consultation.

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Get Fit and Fab!

Tired of the usual gym exercises? 

Take a holistic approach to your fitness. Not just a CrossFit gym, the coaches here are highly trained in various disciplines, so they have a wealth of knowledge to pull from to help you get to your goals. Their coaching staff includes professional athletes, mobility specialists, and experts in corrective exercise, performance, and nutrition. If you’re idea of fun burning some serious calories, this gig may be just the right one for you!

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Practice Your Swing!

Voted # 1 Course in Washington by Golf Digest 2017-2018, Sahalee's 27-holes consist of three 9-hole courses of equal caliber (the North, South and East course), any two of which can be combined to a standard 18-hole course. This arrangement eliminates the need for call-ahead starting times and promotes greater freedom of play for all members.

Sahalee was designed by noted golf course architect Ted Robinson with later renovations by Rees Jones. It has been consistently ranked in the top 100 courses in America by Golf Digest for over 30 years.

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Nature Tripping!

The 179-acre Evans Creek Preserve offers wildflower meadows, wetlands, wildlife, forested uplands, 3.5 miles of pedestrian-only loop trails and precious respite from the noise and bustle of everyday urban living. A diverse collection of wildlife calls the Evans Creek Preserve home, including deer, black bears, hawks, songbirds and beavers.

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