Summer in the Pacific Northwest means one thing, it’s time to get on the water! There is no better way to explore Lake Washington than on a kayak or paddle board with your best friend. Luckily the Woodmark Hotel’s Waterfront Adventures has complimentary kayaks year-round as well as paddle boards available during the summer months. The best part is, you can bring your dog! The Woodmark is a pet friendly luxury boutique hotel located right on the shore of Lake Washington in Kirkland, Washington.
Spending time outside and enjoying all that the PNW has to offer is what the Woodmark is all about, and the fact that they allow our furry friends to come along is just a plus. There are so many places to explore on the water including both natural and urban sceneries. One of our personal favorites includes a small secluded wetland that was discovered by guests at the hotel who paddled just around the bend.
Yarrow Bay Nature Reserve is another Woodmark favorite. Here you can find all different types of marine life such as fish, frogs, multiple species of birds, baby ducks and if you’re lucky, even the occasional otter. As you head back out into deeper water be sure to hop in and cool off. Lake Washington is a local favorite when it comes to swimming in the sun.
If you’re up for a real adventure, you can even paddle your way to downtown Kirkland where you can enjoy all kinds of urban scenery with a small-town vibe. From quaint coffee shops to mini golf and craft beer, Kirkland is fun for everyone, including our four-legged friends. Paddle boarding with a pup can be challenging at times, but the best advice we can give is life jacket up and be ready to get wet.
To learn more about Woodmark and paddling with your pup, visit destinationhotels.com/the-woodmark/special-offers/worry-less-paddle-more.