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Parks & nature in Olympia

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“Miles of trails through beautiful forests and along rocky beaches on East Bay. Very close to downtown Olympia. Ellis Cove Trail offers a great cardio walk or run with it's verdant switchbacks.”
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“Fun spot to watch the salmon jump in the springtime. Hidden gem easy hike on a trail that loops under 1 mi. ”
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“A lovely walk along the waterfront, and a park for the kiddies when you've had enough. Stores, restaurants, and art along the way. ”
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“Take the loop around the park and treat yourself to a beautiful hike that is good for experienced hikers or families. ”
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“You can park and start a walk around this 1.5 mi loop of the lake at multiple locations. Well used spot and right in town ”
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“Simple 17 acres on the shore of West Bay with a beach, walking trail, seating areas & public art.”
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“Neighborhood mini-hike with a little creek and then across the street to a view of the Olympics. ”
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“Just down the hill a great walking path around the lake. This winter, Oly on ice - a new outdoor ice skating rink is just across the street,”
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“Great playground for kids, tennis & basketball courts, and lots of lawn on which to lounge or roam. Public bathrooms too.”
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“Your kids will love this! This small park in the middle of the city is a great place to cool off. Kids can play in the ever-changing fountain that will squirt the kids just when they think they're safe. Mom and dad can sit in the shade and watch. On site hot-dogs ! What more can you ask for on a sunny day?”
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“Nice trail walking within a mile. Makes a nice 3-5 mile round trip walk from the Cottage.”
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“Come do as locals do and take a walk around Capitol Lake. This is a very popular 1.5 mile loop with views of Capitol Lake, the Capitol, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains.”
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Garden
“Yashiro Japanese Garden is a Japanese garden located in Olympia, Washington, United States. Designed by Robert Murase and dedicated on May 6, 1990, the garden was created to symbolize the relationship between Olympia and its sister city of Yashiro, Japan.”
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