With a forecast pushing into the mid-80s this weekend, now is the time to get out and try your hand (and legs, core and feet) at stand-up paddle boarding. New this summer, Cascade Canoe and Kayak offers stand-up paddle board rentals departing from the boathouse at Enatai Beach Park in Bellevue, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington.

Paddle boarders hit Lake Washington with new equipment from Cascade Canoe and Kayak

Paddle out on beautiful Lake Washington to see waterfront parks and homes, with views of Mount Rainier and the regional hills. The Mercer Slough Nature Park canal is the most popular destination from Enatai. The canal is limited to human-powered watercraft, making for a very peaceful experience. The area also offers views of great blue herons, green herons, bald eagles, jays, beavers, muskrats, wild iris, water lilies, and (if you time your visit in the late summer) tasty blackberries.

Interested in the scenery from a more traditional mode of water transportation? Canoes and kayaks are available as well, providing access to all the views and vistas mentioned above.

Cascade Canoe & Kayak
Kayaking at Mercer Slough Nature Park offers beautiful wildlife views just minutes away from the city

For rates, more information and directions visit http://www.canoe-kayak.com/locations/bellevue or call Cascade Canoe and Kayak at (425) 430-0111.

Interested in learning more about other outdoor activities Bellevue has to offer? Visit the Outdoor Recreation page on our website to start exploring. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay in the know about everything Bellevue this summer.