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Day Tripping with Your Toddler

With spring trying to make its way back to the PNW, it’s high time to get back outside and cure some of the cabin fever our little ones (and we) have been feeling. To help accomplish that, we’re sharing some of our favorite day trips to take with toddlers.

We will add to this post over time, so keep it bookmarked for easy access. Have a spot to share with us? We’d love to hear all about it and share with other Dada Diary readers!


Rattlesnake Lake

Rattlesnake Lake is nestled high in the Rattlesnake Mountain Recreation Area about 30 miles east of Seattle. This gorgeous spring-fed lake has water so clear you may want to drink it, but on a warm summer day, you’re much better off splashing around or enjoying a BBQ on the nearby shore.

Though Rattlesnake Lake is largely recognized for its glittering surface, we also love the nearby trails. Much of the path stretching along the south side of the lake (headed southwest) is paved, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll. If you wish to take a hike, there are options for that, too.

Our top tip, however? Get there early. As the weather starts to heat up, so does the public area near the lake, and parking (both for your car and your picnic blankets, etc.) becomes a commodity.


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