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5 adventures you’ll want to add to your bucketlist this summer!

1. Hike to an Alpine Lake

A local favorite, Snow Lake trail has everything you could want out of a classic PNW hike; expansive views of the surrounding mountain peaks, waterfalls and a crystal blue lake.  Located in the Alpental parking lot just 40 minutes from Bellevue.  WTA link here

Salomon Speedcross Shoe Sturtevant'sCheck out our collection of Salomon shoes.  Gear up and prepare for this 7.2 mile hike with the Salomon Speedcross 3. With an aggressive tread pattern you’ll feel invincible on even the most rugged terrain.

Whatever your adventure, Salomon shoes will get you there.


2. Longboard at Alki Beach

Arbor LongboardsGrab an Arbor longboard and cruise down the boardwalk of Alki Beach. With views of downtown and the Olympics, this is easily the most picturesque ride in Washington State.

If you’re looking for a mellow cruiser grab the Fish Premium from Sturtevant’s Bellevue or online.  After you cruise down the boardwalk watch the sunset and enjoy a bonfire on the beach.

Check out the trail here


3. Tennis on the Mercer Island Lid

Aubrey Davis Park TennisVisit our award winning tennis shop, pick up a racket and enjoy an afternoon playing tennis at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

Just minutes from downtown Bellevue, this hidden gem is a must see. In between sets make sure to take in the views of Lake Washington and Seattle.

By the way, our Tennis Shop has the best staff around to help you choose a new racket or re-string the racket that you have. Usually a 24 hour turn-around. With the nice weather make sure you get in soon.

4. Waterskiing on Lake Washington

Waterski Radar HOWith the weather heating up this summer, cool down with a day on the lake. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun wakeboarding, waterskiing or inner tubing on Lake Washington.

Sturtevant’s Staff can help you choose something high level performance or kid-friendly fun tubes or water skis. Slalom and Combo skis, wetsuits, and a great selection of Life-Vests.

Rent a boat from our friends at Yarrow Bay Marina and get some towables at Sturtevant’s Bellevue.

Where Can You Rent Tubes, Wakeboards, and Waterskis?


Tube Rental Bellevue Package prices (by the day):

  • Wakeboard packages: $35 (Board, rope, and vests)
  • Single tube packages: $35 (Tube, rope, pump, vest)
  • Double/Triple tube package: $45 (Tube, rope, pump, vests)


5. Paddle Board at Rattlesnake Lake

Bote Stand Up Paddle Board SUP Conveniently located right off I-90 outside of North Bend, Rattlesnake Lake is a SUP paradise. With crystal clear water, great views and close proximity to the city, its’s easy to see why this is a hot spot for paddle boarding.

Need a new board? Check out our selection of hard-shell and inflatable paddle boards from Radar and Bote available at Sturtevant’s or online. Our inflatable paddle boards are versatile, portable and packable getting you from the office to the water quicker and easier. So kick back and enjoy happy hour at Rattlesnake Lake.

Getting There

Take I-90 east and get off on Exit 32 (436th Avenue SE) just past the exits to North Bend. Take a right off of the exit, heading south on 436th Ave SE which turns into Cedar Falls Road. Travel about three miles and follow the signs posted for Rattlesnake Lake. Info