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Day Hike - Hovander Homestead & Tennant Lake Parks

Leisurely photography hike through a historic homestand, fields, and a broadwalk around marshes and a lake.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 20 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 50 ft

Meeting time is 7:30am at the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in the garage on the 1st floor.  Take exit 178 the 236th ST SW exit off of North I5. 

This is a photography oriented hike.  We'll start at the Hovander Homestead  and  explore four miles of trails that would lead us along the Nooksack river, the Tennant Lake broadwalk trail, a Fragrance Garden,  and the 50-foot Observation Tower.   

Optional group dinner afterwards.  


Hovander Homestead & Tennant Lake Parks

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Rain Gear 
  12. Camera 
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