DescriptionNamed for pioneer David Bothell, this greater Seattle suburb began its existence as a settlement on the banks of the Sammamish River in the early 1870s, initially prospering as a lumbering and agricultural center. Bothell's Canyon Park district, along I-405 north of the city, is a center for high-tech businesses.
The Bothell campus of the University of Washington/Cascadia Community College at 17819 113th Ave. N.E., dates from 1889 and encompasses a wetlands area crisscrossed with several miles of paved trails. Visitors can walk along an elevated section of boardwalk where native species have been planted; signs and photographs describe the restoration process. The Town-Gown Loop, a 2.7-mile trail featuring 20 interpretive plaques, links the campus with downtown Bothell.
Visitor InfoGreater Bothell Chamber of Commerce 23716 8th Ave. S.E. Suite I-1 BOTHELL, WA 98021. Phone:(425)485-4353
ShoppingCountry Village, 1.5 miles north via SR 527, has 45 specialty shops and galleries in an outdoor setting of landscaped gardens, ponds and shady pathways where you can feed wandering chickens; phone (425) 483-2250. A farmers market sets up Fridays from noon to 6, June through September.
Downtown Bothell's Main Street earns the adjective “quaint,” with a plentiful selection of small shops and restaurants along a two-block stretch spruced up with pretty landscaping and colorful banners. On a scale of one to 10, the browsing potential ranks high at Bothell Jewelers & Collectibles, 10130 Main St. This establishment has everything from rhinestone brooches and vintage belt buckles to Hummel and Goebel collector plates, antique leather postcards and Beatles memorabilia; phone (425) 487-2900. Grab a bite to eat at the Kozy Corner Cafe, 10137 Main St., a cheery, down-home diner that serves a steady stream of locals; phone (425) 483-3070.
Things to SeePark at Bothell Landing