12 minutes away along Lake Tapps, you’ll find 45 acre Allan Yorke Park - ball fields, boat launch, kayak and paddle board rentals, fishing dock, playgrounds, skateboard park, swimming areas, tennis courts, about 1,000 feet of trails along the southeast corner of the park and a volleyball court.
You’ll also find the Tapps Island Golf Course and the newly opened Island Lodge that offers deck seating, overlooks the water and has stellar mountain views.
Just five minutes from the Bonney Lake Village where you can find Fred Meyer and Safeway, Burche, Trapper’s Sushi, Happy Pho Time, Sumalee’s Thai Cuisine, Babalouie’s, Regal Cinema’s Tall Firs 10 Movie Theater, Home Depot and the brand new Costco!
Or 10 miles from the Lakeland Towne Center that has a Haggen Food & Pharmacy, a UPS store, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Solei Day Spa and a newly opened MOD Pizza and Stack 571 Burger and Whiskey Bar, The Rock, Puerto Vallarta and Hops N Drops.
If you’d actually like to get up close and enjoy the pride of Washington with 14,410 feet of Mount Rainier, a Washington landscape icon versus your daily view out your windows, it’s easily obtainable - just an hour drive to get there. You can opt to drive slowly to enjoy the scenery along the route or plan a hike to look at one of the many meadows to explore the wildflowers that grow. Paradise and Sunrise visitor centers are the two most impressive places for wildflower viewing. The best day hike is to Snow Lake, just 2.5 miles round trip. In mid-summer, this area explodes with a variety of wildflowers and an abundance of bear grass. In the fall, mountain ash and huckleberries color the scene. Quite visible is a silver forest of trees which remain from a past fire. Expect good views of Mount Rainier on clear days. Just be sure to check weather, road conditions and best road routes before making the trek. There are 3 driving options to get there and all take just a little over an hour.
Hwy 410 is 7 minutes away, 41 miles to Seattle and a 40 minute drive to Tacoma.