This just in! Mount Baker was announced to be the best of Bellingham and Whatcom County. During the month of May BWCT highlighted several of Whatcom County’s top spots and let our followers vote on their favorite. Our social media highlighted City and County resources available during the “Stay home, Stay Safe” order during Phase I along with beautiful scenic shots of what future travelers have in store. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Known for its prime location between the North Cascades National Park and Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness, Baker Lake is one of Whatcom County’s most popular outdoor recreation destinations. The shoreline alone provides 14-miles of trail through old-growth forest.
Tucked away above Lake Whatcom is a beautiful park that shows off original sculptures nestled in a gorgeous garden stretching over 2.5 acres. The Big Rock Sculpture Garden is an outdoor museum featuring breathtaking sculptures from local artists and towering trees.
Enjoy breath taking views of the North Cascades Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands while exploring this beautiful blue cove.
Named one of the six most scenic places in the Pacific Northwest, Diablo Lake is a must-see when visiting the North Cascades National Park.
Hovander Homestead Park is a turn of the century farm county park, with a Victorian home known for being on the National Historic Register.
Roughly the size of Seattle’s Green Lake, Lake Padden is known as a year-round destination for walkers, joggers, bikers and paddle boarders.
Enjoy Lake Whatcom on the water, through the trails or on the beach.
Located at milepost 14 on Chuckanut Drive is Larrabee State Park, the first designated State Park in Washington State.
Located in Historic Fairhaven District, Marine Park is a great place to take in the views of Downtown Bellingham and Bellingham Bay.
Mount Baker, also known as Koma Kulshan or simply Kulshan, is an iconic beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Get two for the price of one with a photo of Mount Shuksan. Known for being one of the most photographed landscapes in the United States, capture Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake all in one.
Located off the Mount Baker Scenic Highway, Nooksack Falls plummet 88 feet in two segments down the North Fork of the Nooksack River.
Did you know most of the buildings that make up Ferndale’s Pioneer Park are over 100 years old? Bet you didn’t know that it is also one of the only collections of original log cabins in the Northwest.
The Stimpson Family Nature Reserve is just 10 minutes from downtown Bellingham and offers 350 acres of pristine forests and a vibrant wetland ecosystem.
Stretching from Downtown Bellingham to the Fairhaven Historic District, Taylor Dock is a favorite for enjoying Bellingham Bay and sunsets.
Whatcom Falls’ 241acres may be best known for its namesake waterfall, but did you know the railroad trestle standing silently over Whatcom Creek is more than 100-years-old?
Travel Tip: Check out our Insider Blog “Exploring the Hidden Treasures in Whatcom Falls Park.”