Family Activities near Silver Lake, Washington

Silver Lake, south of Everett Mall, is one of the most gorgeous suburban areas in all of the United States. The area is filled with natural beauty and home to many parks and bodies of water. Plus, the surrounding hubs of activity, from art studios to jungle gyms, are a short drive away. These countless enriching experiences make Silver Lake a wonderful place to raise your family. Check out our suggestions for indoor and outdoor fun below.

Perfect Places for Family Time near Silver Lake

FEELartistic Studio

The studio hosts birthday parties, holiday parties, and just-because parties. Activities include clay sculpture, glazing, pottery, and glass fusion. They even open their doors for groups and individuals to practice their artistic skills using high-end equipment. Beginners and experts alike can have fun getting their hands dirty. A great activity for a rainy day, a trip to the art studio is also a great way to commemorate an outing.

Skate Deck Everett

A roller skating rink is a great place to be a kid, and is a wonderful trip down memory lane for the parents. Learn to skate forwards, backwards, and upside down. Need a breather? Take a break and play some retro arcade games. There’s coffee for parents and Icees for kids. The young ones can even buy their own little toys at the “stuff shop.” Want to really make the outing special? It’s tons of fun to get dressed up to go skate dancing.

Traxx Indoor Raceway

Have little ones that love cars? Kids 3 and up can drive their own vehicles down the track! Race tracks are separated by age group with a separate track for teens and adults (fun for the whole family). Group activities include climbing the Velcro wall, hopping in the bouncy house, and learning how to change a tire (great for those with a fresh driver’s license).

High Trek Adventure Ropes Course

It’s a playground for adults! Climbers of all ages can take on new heights at this giant obstacle course. Check the calendar for family, team, and couple events. Other activities include mini-golf, zip-lining, and laser tag, available by reservation or first-come first-serve.

Pro tip: Call (425) 382-2966 to make a reservation. It’s the single best way to guarantee a slot.

Artesia Playground

Our playground is one of our most cherished new changes at Artesia. It brings kids closer to nature while also inspiring their imaginations. Invoke your children’s imagination as they sail the seven seas and encounter pirates, treasure, and purple octopuses. Then enjoy a sandwich and a Popsicle at a picnic table.

What memories will you make in Silver Lake?

Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards - your pick with Silver Lake right next door.

The Most Beautiful Lakes in Western Washington

The perfect spots for swimming, hiking, fishing, and your favorite water activities. Some are secluded in natural areas while others are close to civilization. All of these lakes are within a reasonable day travel distance of the Artesia Apartments.

Silver Lake

Man paddle boarding on foggy lake

In  your backyard at Artesia Aprtments, Silver Lake is the crown jewel. Large families gather at Hauge Homestead Park to enjoy a barbecue and get their feet wet. Parents take their children to Thorton A. Sullivan Park across the way to enjoy the massive play set. Some enjoy having a house on the water and waking up with a gorgeous view every day. Other smart shoppers rent an apartment just a block away and enjoy the same perks. Fishing is promising year-round for rainbow trout, rock bass, and yellow perch. For dinner, Emory’s on the Lake is an absolute must.

Lake Crescent

Image of Lake Crescent

A short drive from Port Angeles, a glistening lake sits between the trees. Lake Crescent is 11.8 miles long, wrapping around the mountains in its quiet seclusion. Daring adventurers can hike into the mountains for an overhead view of the beautiful lake. The Marnes Creek Trail takes hikers to Marymere Falls for an unforgettable view. Picnickers settle around Bovee’s Meadow for a slice of nature with their sandwiches. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent at Lake Crescent Lodge to take visitors out on the water.

Mountain Lake at Moran State Park

Mountain Lake Moran State Park

On the beautiful Orcas Island, there is a lake isolated by trees. Twin Lakes Trail passes overhead, giving hikers an unforgettable view. Mt. Construction Road leads directly to the lake by car, leading visitors to a recreational area with everything they need including campgrounds and a boat launch for kayaks and canoes. Mountain Lake is gorgeous yet its seclusion on Orcas Island keeps it from being overrun with tourists.

Pearrygin Lake

Photo of Pearrygin Lake

On the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains, there is a desert jewel a short drive from Winthrop. The fishing is best from mid-April to June, with another little window in September. On the open plains, Perrygin Lake offers an uninterrupted view of the Cascade Mountains. The town of Winthrop is a great place to stay with a charming western theme and a full calendar of entertainment.

Lake Whatcom

Lake Whatcom

Ten miles long and stretched along the secluded city of Bellingham, Lake Whatcom is a gorgeous and lively place to visit. Hikers can enjoy a gentle path down Hertz Trail or a more rigorous hike along Chanterelle Trail. Lake Whatcom is a great area to bring a bike and enjoy the scenery while getting exercise. The small town of Sudden Valley is nestled at the heart of Lake Whatcom and offers an elaborate and scenic golf course. In a more secluded part of Lake Whatcom is Blue Canyon with an unforgettable view of the great, blue lake.

No two lakes are the same. The water may be pure and blue, but the surroundings are everything. Lake Crescent, Perrygin Lake, and Mountain Lake are out in nature with few signs of civilization to interrupt the view. Silver Lake and Lake Whatcom are tucked away in quieter parts of cities, with wonderful restaurants and things to do. Each lake has its own incredible view.