It’s hard to beat a Whatcom County winter. We’re known for our incredible outdoor recreation, including the scenic Mount Baker Highway where you can experience all your favorite snow sports. From the top 10 walking trails to snowshoeing on and exploring winter trails we have it.
Produced by The Children of the Setting Sun Productions, the Young and Indigenous Podcast features the voice of four Lummi Nation’s youth. In a venture to keep the origins of Lummis’ oral tradition alive, hear first-hand accounts of what it is like to be a tribal member from the Pacific Northwest in Bellingham, Washington.
Explore Historic Fairhaven and Downtown Bellingham by way of Boulevard Park and Taylor Dock, one of Bellingham’s most popular trails. Taylor Dock is part of the South Bay Trail making it the perfect walk to visit Fairhaven before heading to Downtown Bellingham. Taylor is one of the most popular trails and the best way to explore Bellingham Bay and the waterfront.
Known for its namesake waterfall, there is something for everyone at Whatcom Falls Park. The park features 241 acres, and you’ll find everything from miles of serene, forested trails to a 100-year-old railroad trestle standing silently over Whatcom Creek.
From small designs like Kombucha Town mural to the largest in Washington State, located on the Puget Sound Energy building, Gretchen Leggitt is leaving her mark on Bellingham and Washington. Leggitt’s murals can also be found at Kona Bike Shop, Horseshoe Cafe and Ciao Thyme.Gret
Insider Tip: For anyone interested in exploring more of the outdoor art, check out our blog, “Stroll through the outdoor art of Whatcom County.”
If there’s a whisk, there’s a way! We have put together a list of restaurants and breweries offering to-go and curbside pickup to help bring our local flavors right to you. Whatcom County is home to incredible local restaurants and no matter what you’re in the mood for, there is a local restaurant ready to serve.
📸 : Kristina Gray
There’s nothing like the winter drive up the Mount Baker Highway. It’s full of breathtaking views and hikes like Mount Shuksan and Picture Lake, which are considered two of the most photogenic spots in Whatcom County.
If you want the inside scoop on snowshoeing, check out the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club. The Club was founded over 20 years ago to help build the groomed trails for snowshoeing.
Insider Tip: Visit our hiking page for more information on getting outside!
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