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Guide to Seattle Fall Family Walks

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Seattle’s Feet First is a non-profit agency advocating healthy living through walking, and exploring your community and natural environment. Joined with InMotion, Feet First is offering three guided community walks in West Seattle. Come out, bring the kids, and Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors as you learn more about the world around you by foot!

Fauntleroy Creek Watershed Walk
Saturday, October 6
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Original Bakery
9253 45th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136

Join Chas Redmond, Board Member of Feet First and Sustainable West Seattle, on an adventure through Fauntleroy Park, a 28-acre wooded ravine on the western slope of the West Seattle peninsula.

Travel through time to experience a remnant of the coastal forest environment that one stretched across the Puget Sound region, and learn about the native plants, fish, and birds that still make their home here. This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited. Reserve your spot HERE.

Longfellow Creek Watershed Walk
Saturday, October 13
1:00pm – 3:00pm
25th Avenue SW and SW Thistle Street
Seattle, WA 98136

Join Feet First Watershed Walks Ambassador Bryan Fiedorczyk on an urban hike through one of Seattle’s most beautiful watershed environments. The Longfellow Creek Watershed drains almost 3,000 acres of West Seattle, and is one of only four waterways left in Seattle which flows freely year-round.

While walking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail with Bryan, you will see wetlands, native meadows, conifer forests, a beaver dam, and large-scale public art installations. This walk will also demonstrate how Seattle residents’ everyday activities can impact the natural environment in their own backyards, and what you can do to help preserve the health of our urban watersheds. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for salmon! This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, so reserve your spot HERE. All walking participants will receive a free Feet First Watershed Walks Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Walking Map. Walkers will meet at the Longfellow Creek P-Patch.

“Alki from Above” Stairway Walk
Saturday, October 20
1:00pm – 3:00pm
49th Avenue SW and SW Spokane Street
Seattle, WA 98116

Join Cathy and Jake Jaramillo, Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors and authors of Seattle Stairway Walks, coming to bookstores early next year, on this panoramic survey of Alki and Schmitz Park which will open your eyes while exercising your mind and body!

On this walk, you’ll wind down the narrow, tree-lined lanes of North Admiral before reaching our first flights of stairs above Alki Beach. You’ll pause to take in views of Alki, the Sound and the Olympics before heading down a final stairway to the waterfront.

Eventually, you’ll turn back from the beach and back up the bluff, to find a set of tucked-away stairs that lead past a tiny pocket of charming homes and back toward Admiral Way. On the other side of Admiral, you can look down from a 1920s-vintage bridge into Schmitz Park Preserve before switch-backing down timber stairs into the Preserve itself. Schmitz Park Preserve is one of only two places in Seattle with remaining old-growth forest, and you will use its winding trails to get up-close views of its towering trees and lovely creek. This is a family friendly walk. Space is limited, so reserve your spot HERE. The walkers will meet at the Metro 57 Bus Stop, near 49th Ave. SW and SW Spokane St.

To learn more about Feet First, visit their website at http://www.feetfirst.org.

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