Scenic Drives

Chuckanut Drive: Just south of Fairhaven is the classic Chuckanut Drive, also known as Ste. Route 11. The winding road follows a cliffside above Chuckanut Bay. The 20-mile scenic drive meanders down to Bow, past Larrabee State Park, oyster bars, trailheads, and some of the best views in the Pacific Northwest.

North Cascades Highway: From end to end, this drive is a whopping 127 miles. Beginning in Sedro-Woolley, it winds along the Skagit River and through the mountains in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The breathtaking beauty of the route will give you driver’s bliss, so be sure to fill up that gas tank. It is closed from late November through early May.

Mount Baker Highway:The road leading out of Bellingham is mostly lined with old-growth forests, when suddenly, without warning, you emerge from the woods and take in spectacular views of Mount Baker and the surrounding area. The 46-mile drive along State Route 542 takes you right up to Artist Point, one of Mount Baker’s loveliest hikes.

Cascade Loop: The route contains three of the state’s designated scenic byways—the Stevens Pass Greenway, North Cascades Highway, and the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way.

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