Hunts Point is a small town on a physically small point of land! It’s close to many other communities, particularly Yarrow Point and Clyde Hill, just north of the thriving city of Bellevue, making this small residential area a commuter’s paradise. Dogs are less concerned about the workday, though, and they adore the area for all the sights and smells it has to offer! Dogs are also less concerned about potential medical care than their loving owners, but put your mind to rest in Hunts Point: even though the tiny town doesn’t have their own vet, a 5 minute drive to neighboring Clyde Hill provides one, and slightly longer commutes will show dozens in the immediate area!
Hunts Point had a bizarre start. Leigh S. J. Hunt acquired it in 1870. He lived in neighboring Yarrow Point, and he bought the property so he could cut down the tall trees at the end that blocked his view of Lake Washington. From there, the property changed hands several times and eventually became a proper town in 1955. Hunts Point has become a great place to visit just outside of Seattle. Both you and your dog will love the clear air and fresh breezes off Lake Washington.
For an outdoor adventure with your pup, you are spoilt for choice in Medina, located only a few miles away from Hunts Point. This lone neighborhood town hosts Medina Park, which has an off-leash area for your dog. There is even a swimming pond where he can paddle! Since this area is not fenced, be sure your pup has good recall, or you can enjoy the pawsome paths around the pond on leash. In addition, there is the Fairweather Nature Preserve with woodland hikes. Dogs are welcome, as long as they remain on leash. For beautiful views of Mount Rainier, check out Medina Beach Park, with plenty of grass for your dog to get their paws into!
A popular place to bring your dog is Zumdieck Park in the Northwest Bellevue neighborhood of Bellevue. You will find this retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city and only a few miles away from Hunts Point. It has four acres of land, with pawsome trails deep into the woods; your pup is sure to love all the new scents nature has to offer! There is also a picnic area and playground for kids, so you can bring the whole family. Serving delicious food throughout the week and a late night happy hour, is Palomino Rustico Restaurant & Bar. With an outdoor patio, all furry friends are welcome.
A hidden gem in the Clyde neighborhood of nearby Bellevue is definitely Clyde Beach Park. Located only 2.5 miles from Hunts Point, Clyde Beach Park has lots of grass for your pup to run around, as well as beach access to sand and water for an enjoyable day trip. Since this neighborhood park is never too busy, it is the perfect place to relax and retreat from the city on warmer days and enjoy nice views of the beach. So, pack your bag and head down to Clyde Beach Park with your pup; don’t forget your furry friend’s favorite toy and a treat!
Bellevue City Center is paradise for dog lovers, and is located only a few miles from Hunts Point in Bellevue. In this muttropolitan area, you will find Bellevue Downtown Park, with ten acres of green open space that your pup will love, as well as a one mile promenade for leisurely strolls. There is also Wildwood Park that features sniff-tastic walking trails to explore through the forest. If you are feeling hungry, there are plenty of dog friendly restaurants, such as MOD Pizza and Ooba’s Mexican Grill. In addition, the 520 Bar & Grill has garden seating that welcomes dogs, which even has heat lamps and blankets for cooler days.