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1 City 5 Ways: Eco-Adventurer

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Where to Stay // Hotel Monaco
Nontoxic cleaning products, property-wide compact fluorescents and water-efficient appliances contribute to the stylish Monaco's eco-friendly reputation. The pet goldfish are also a nice touch.
Morning // Kayaking Lake Union
The Northwest Outdoor Center rents kayaks and leads trips on this park-ringed lake; the truly adventurous can paddle through the shipping canal onto larger (and choppier) Lake Washington.
Lunch // Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club
Paddle your canoe or kayak right up to the lakeside patio for a lunch buffet of Baha-influenced cuisine with a local/organic emphasis.
Afternoon Ride // Burke-Gilman Trail
Bike this 27-mile former railroad grade to check out the U of W campus and some of Seattle's smarter neighborhoods. Rent wheels at Recycled Cycles near campus.
Dinner // The Herbfarm
This Seattle-area institution started offering farm-to-table dining in 1986, long before most omnivores realized their dilemma. Set aside some time for the wholly seasonal, nine-course feast.
With an extensive system of parks and trails, Seattle gives treehuggers and adventure-types plenty of reasons to celebrate Earth Day every day.


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