Just minutes from downtown, the Mercer Slough Nature Park is the largest of Lake Washington’s remaining fresh water wetlands and is one of Bellevue’s largest parks. Explore over 320 acres of wildlife habitat, agriculture, and freshwater wetland ecosystems on 7+ miles of trails including a unique canoe trail. The blueberry farm sells fresh seasonal produce. The beautifully restored historic Winters House is Bellevue’s only public building on the National Historic Register.The site is available for meeting and event rentals. The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a partnership with the Pacific Science Center focusing on freshwater wetland ecology, provides a park visitor center (open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and offers programs for adults, youth and families.
- Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center: 1625 118th Ave. SE
- Winters House: 2102 Bellevue Way SE
- Blueberry Farm: 2380 Bellevue Way SE
- Sweyolocken Boat Launch: 3000 Bellevue Way SE (non-motorized boats)
- Bellefields Trailhead: 1905 118th Ave. SE
Parking & Entry Points: Winters House, Blueberry Farm, Sweyolocken Boat Launch, Bellefields Trailhead, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
- Winters House: 2102 Bellevue Way SE, 425-452-2752
- Winters House Rentals: 425-452-6914
- Eastside Heritage Center: 425-450-1049
- Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center: 1625 118th Ave. SE, 425-452-2565
Free guided nature walks – Every Saturday, year-round at 2 p.m., meet at the Visitor Center at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.
Guided Canoe Tours – canoe tour information and map of Enatai Beach Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park Water Trail