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Start your day in Duvall. Park your car at Depot Park and head down the hill to the riverside McCormick Park. Enjoy sitting next to the Snoqualmie River while the kids play in the sand. You can also enjoy a bike ride on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, which runs right next to it. If you need a hot beverage or snack just head uphill one block to Downtown Duvall. There are a number of art installations along mainstreet and the road that leads out of McCormick Park.
Next, drive ten minutes south to Carnation Tolt-Macdonald Park. This 574-acre park is full of lots of fun things to see, including the stunning 500-foot suspension bridge. The bridge spans the Snoqualmie River and leads to miles of forested trails. Make sure to stop on the bridge and look through the art scope and see a holograph of the old bridge. And look down! You may see migrating salmon during the fall.
You can also enjoy the series of trails and boardwalks on south east side of the river. This area is bordered by the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers and is full of wetlands. Keep your eyes peeled for beavers! There’s a trail from the park that connects right in to Downtown Carnation where you’ll find cute cafes and pizza joints.
After lunch, drive the scenic Route 203 through the Snoqualmie Valley, heading upstream to Downtown Snoqualmie. Stop in at Northwest Railway Museum’s Snoqualmie Depot. Discover how the railway changed the landscape and culture of the region, and feel the excitement of a working railroad. The historic train runs on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. After your visit to the museum, you can cross the street to peruse the fun shops full of treasures and sweets.
Head to your final park by heading south about five minutes to Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. This park is part park and part farm and sits squarely in front of majestic Mount Si. Kids can have fun on the playground or you can bring out the bikes and enjoy the the one-mile loop trail. Just a couple blocks to the south is the Historic North Bend. Spend a few minutes exploring the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and hear stories about the Valley.