The Centennial Trail: where to fuel-up or power-down

Taryn's Wreckreation Guide

August 30, 2018

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The Centennial Trail is a beautifully maintained 30-mile paved running from Arlington to Snohomish, and it happens to be one of my favorite places to train for the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic


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Because this trail is accessible from so many different areas in the north end, there a few awesome places I love to unwind after a long ride. 


1. Trail's End Taphouse and Restaurant is a beer-lovers dream located at - you guessed it - the end of the Centennial Trail in Snohomish. With nearly 30 beers on tap, there's something for every palate. And if you're looking for beer to-go, they have an amazing selection of bottles or cans to take with you. My recommendation is to go during lunchtime and snag one of their delicious panini sandwiches, which are only available until 4pm! My favorite is The Italian Stallion with a side of pasta salad, washed down with a cold Bodhizafa IPA from Georgetown Brewing. Dogs are welcome on the patio, too!


2. The Stilly Diner in Arlington is just a block off the trail and has KILLER food. If you're hitting the trail in the morning, definitely pop in for a post-activity fuel-up. I'm a sucker for the Eggs Benedict on any menu, and their California Eggs Benedict is a delicious spin on the classic dish. They're almost always busy, and for good reason - the food and the service are top notch!

3. Lake Stevens Brewing Company was the first brewery to open in the town of Lake Stevens and is less than a mile from the trail. They're also dog-friendly, so if you're bringing along your pooch, this is a great place to hang! You're free to bring in your own picnic or order delivery from the area, and I highly recommend my fellow hop heads check out one of their multiple IPAs on tap. My pick is the Sudden Swell!

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Whether you run, bike, ride horses, jog or walk the dog, there's so much to explore on the Centennial Trail, including the local businesses up and down it. If you have a favorite spot for before, after or halfway through your recreation, send me an email so I can check it out! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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