Lynden, WA is a vibrant farm community in and home to Washington State’s largest Dutch settlement. The region is the largest producer of red-raspberries in the nation and highly prolific in dairy production. The Lynden community celebrates its heritage each year with the Lynden Farmer’s Day Parade in June, the Northwest Raspberry Festival in July, and the Northwest Washington Fair in August.

On Front Street, two Dutch windmills grace the skyline. The first is home to Wood’s Coffee a beloved local chain. The second is at the entrance to downtown, and is currently home to Perfectly Paired a wine and cheese deli style restaurant. Dutch architecture facades are visible on buildings throughout Front Street, creating a charming appeal.

Lynden officially welcomed its first boutique hotel on Dec. 28, 2015 when the 35-room Inn at Lynden opened its doors to travelers in the century-old Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front streets in the historic downtown district. The Inn shares space with a number of boutique retailers including Village BooksBellingham Baby CompanyOverflow Taps and Avenue Bread.

Also on Front Street the Lynden Pioneer Museum gives a glimpse of the “simpler” life in the earlier days of this farming community. The museum features one of the largest collections of antique buggies in the U.S. plus a two-story replica of Lynden at the turn of the last century.

Everywhere you turn, you’ll get the feeling that this quaint village truly appreciates your visit.

Incorporated: 1891
Population: 13,952
Elevation: 108′

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City of Lynden
323 Front Street, Lynden

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