Lake Washington

Lake Washington ‘Float Party’ Cancelled After Seattle Cops Crack Down

Looks like the huge innertube party's over.

If we’re to believe attractive TV weather people, it’s going to be super hot in Seattle this weekend. The kind of hot that leaves the fan aisle at Target looking like a scene out of The Walking Dead. Serendipitously, a group of would-be innertubers had planned to hit Lake Washington at Magnuson Park en masse…

Michael Rietmulder

Ferries on Lake Washington? It’s Not the Worst Idea

It happened before, it could happen again

Lake Washington is a magnificent community asset, but it’s a barrier where traffic is concerned. Michael Christ has a solution. He’d like to reintroduce passenger ferries, which graced the region’s waterways from the 1850s to the 1930s. Christ, the CEO of Seco Development, who is betting heavily on Renton’s mixed-use waterfront development, Southport, pictures slow-moving,…

Leslie Helm

The Polar Plunge: A How-To Guide

The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge at Matthews Beach (trust us, it was colder than it looks).

Rebecca Ratterman

Liquid Assets: The Water Guide to the Lakes

From Sammamish to Washington, get a 101 on our urban lakes.

Lake Washington: Recreation HeavenThe very existence of Lake Washington, a recreational haven and scenic backdrop par excellence, may be the perfect tonic for the rigors of city life. How many a sweet summer day was created or capped off with a swim, sail or paddle in the lake, or simply a stroll along its shoreline?…

Seattle Mag

Urban Safari: Madrona

A peaceful hilltop neighborhood nestled between Lake Washington and the Central District

 This peaceful hilltop neighborhood nestled between Lake Washington and the Central District is best known for local faves such as the Hi Spot (killer breakfasts), St. Clouds (delicious all day long) and the Madrona Ale House (as popular with kids as with grownups). But several new shops and restaurants along 34th Avenue between Pike and…

Eran Afner