Huntoon-Tunnel by Nicholas-Valic. Photo provided by the City of Bellingham
Peace Arch Park offers a welcome for people crossing the US-Canadian border as North America’s first and foremost International Peace Park. Nearby Birch Bay State Parks offers camping and beach/tideland access. South of Bellingham, Larrabee State Park is a 2,683-acre camping park with 8,100-feet of saltwater shoreline with amazing sunsets.
Semiahmoo, Hovander Homestead Park and Tennant Lake Wildlife Area, Lake Terrell,
Deming Homestead Eagle Park and Lake Whatcom Park for excellent wildlife viewing areas and local historic attractions. Silver Lake Park offers boating, camping, fishing, horseback riding, playgrounds, biking.
Bellingham Parks & Trails
The American Hiking Society and the National Park Service designated Bellingham as a “Trail Town USA”. Bellingham’s South Bay Trail connects downtown with Boulevard Park and Fairhaven. Fairhaven Park is a great starting point for the graded Interurban Trail to Arroyo Park and the Chuckanut Mountains. Popular parks also include Whatcom Falls, Lake Padden, Bloedel Donovan and Cornwall Park. As one of the “Top Mountain Bike Trails” in the US, Galbraith Mountain is a must-do destination for mountain bikers and ultra-runners around the region.
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