Previously on Cascadian Nomads:
Wilhelm, Brychwyn, Huxley and Bethany began a seven mile, Seattle urban hike at the leashed dog friendly Seattle Center. They crossed the Thomas Street Overpass into Myrtle Edwards Park and walked south to The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park. Art and photo opportunities were at every turn!
In my (lifetime dog adventurer and well over half my lifetime city of Seattle resident) opinion, one of the very best leashed dog friendly attractions in the city of Seattle is The Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park. How lucky are we that the only free, public admission outdoor sculpture park in the country can be enjoyed by humans and canines? Yet as fortunate as I feel to have this unique art and dog walking experience in my beloved city, I honestly don't go there very often. After our almost three week road trip to and from the Southwest, though, I wanted the dogs and I to experience an urban hike that is distinctively Seattle. So views of the Space Needle and the spectacular dog friendly outdoor art museum next to Elliot Bay seemed like the perfect welcome home.
Other new things we discovered on this repeated Seattle route was the restored story totem (the second totem we enjoyed on this hike) and the lovely Centennial Park rose garden. The roses of the garden weren't the only one's we enjoyed on this dog friendly urban hike. Much of the Elliot Bay Trail and the parks connected by it have wild roses throughout. The fragrant blossoms increased the pleasure of our entire trek along the sunlit shore of Elliot Bay.