Enjoying Family Time on Cranberry Lake

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July 8, 2016

Many thanks to Angela, a Western Washington blogger, for sharing her adventure hiking with her children at Cama Beach Historical State Park! Want to read more of her Pacific Northwest adventures and tips for healthy living? Check out her blog, Northwest Healthy Mama, here!

On Mother’s Day, we ended up doing this little kid-friendly hike after our ferry ride didn’t quite go as expected.

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This walk is short and perfect for tiny legs just starting to hike on their own. If you’re from around the Stanwood/Camano area, you’ve probably done this one. But if not, I’d highly recommend it for beginning hikers.
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Almost completely flat, the trail weaves in and out of the forest until you reach a beaver marsh named Cranberry Lake. We love this lake because there is always lots of wildlife to see, including turtles, frogs, ducks, beavers, eagles and lots of other birds.
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To access the trail, either park inside of Cama Beach Historical State Park or alongside West Camano Drive at the trailhead. You’ll need a Discover Pass (for your vehicle) and maybe a picnic or some snacks. Other than that, you’re good to go. No special hiking equipment needed for this one. Just go and have fun with your kids!

For more kid-friendly hike ideas, be sure to search our “hiking with kids” tag!

Want to see more pictures of Angela’s adventure?
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All photos courtesy of Angela of Northwest Healthy Mama