3 hidden parks in Snohomish County

In our family we like to unwind by finding a nice place to kick off our shoes.  Sometimes we like a nice quiet place to reflect.  Other times we like to take out the SUPs or wade into low tide in search of the unknown.  And yet other times just simply take in our surroundings be it people, activities, or wild life.

If you're ready to explore, here are a few of our favorite Snohomish County parks:

Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery - this park is not what you'd expect. With historic grave markers detailing some of the regions first settlers, it's a glimpse into history.  Graced with cozy benches on which to rest and enjoy the magnificent view, and large shady trees, it's a hidden gem in Snohomish County for a reflective and peaceful outing.

Edgewater Beach - not even really on the map yet, it's so new.  A beautiful new area with benches and even a little sandy patch perfect for picnics.  The view is unbeatable, and Driving directions: follow 525 or 526 into Mukilteo as if you're taking the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry.  Just before the ferry booth, turn Right on 2nd Street then first Left on Mukilteo Lane.  The road naturally curves down and to the right, getting very narrow and crossing some train tracks.  Turn Left to again cross train tracks, upon which you'll enter the brand new parking lot area for Edgewater Beach park.

Howarth Park - secluded hidden gem is usually the first phrase that comes to mind, also dogs!  It's one of the few places around where dogs are allowed off-leash (in designated area.)  Altogether there are 28-acres of beach park to explore, complete with restrooms & a playground.  Address: 1127 Olympic Blvd, Everett, WA 98203

These are a few of our favorite parks...what are your favorite parks?