For the outdoor enthusiast

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

Bellingham is above all an outdoor lover’s paradise. Mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, kayakers, hikers, trail runners – they all claim Bellingham as their ultimate haven, and they’re not wrong. From forested parks to mountain summits and rocky shorelines, there are unlimited options in and around Bellingham.


A very, very popular activity in the Bellingham and Whatcom County area. Whether it’s city streets, trails, or tracks there are endless opportunities to explore. Click Here for more info about biking in Bellingham.


Bellingham is a fisherman’s paradise. You have over 10 different lakes, the Nooksack River, and Bellingham Bay to choose from. Click Here for more info about fishing in Bellingham.


Lace-up those boots and let’s hit the trails. Bellingham offers a wide-ranging network of trails through city parks and greenways, where both water and mountain views are unlimited. Click Here for more info about hiking in Bellingham.


Many things go into a perfect round of golf like nice weather, the course, and who you play with. So grab your clubs and check out Whatcom County’s 12 courses. Well, two are private but still worth checking out if you prefer exclusivity. Click Here for more info about golfing in Bellingham.

Mt. Baker

A Skier/Snowboarder paradise because you most always get good snow and worse case if the snow isn’t great the weather is absolutely perfect. A lot of the runs on the mountain are black diamonds and double blacks but you can ski to the White Fish lodge and most of those runs are blue runs and up at the Heather Meadow lodge they have a magic carpet and a small bunny hill for kids or less experienced folks. What’s also great about Baker is it offers more than just the typical skiing and snowboarding there’s lots of room on the mountain for snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling. Click Here for more info about Mount Baker.

Bellingham Bay

There are more than 100 miles of beautiful Salish Sea shoreline, Whatcom County is home to Bellingham Bay, Lummi Island, Chuckanut Bay, Birch Bay, Drayton Harbor, and  Point Roberts. Click Here for info about Bellingham Bay


Fresh green grass inviting you for a picnic or maybe you are into old-growth forests covered with a mossy canopy. The local parks in Bellingham are worth checking out. You can chill at the beach and watch the people gather and play catch or slow it down and enjoy a book in your hammock while listening to a waterfall. There are endless adventures and discoveries Click Here for more info on the parks in Bellingham.


Life really is a beach here. Bellingham Bay and surrounding oceans carve out some very beautiful and dramatic shorelines to play and explore on. So many undiscovered mysteries when the tides go out….there are mudflats and tidal puddles so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for great blue herons snacking on the exposed sea life. Click Here for more info on the beaches in Bellingham.


In to the great outdoors we go. From the mountains to the shore Bellingham and Whatcom County offer countless camping adventures. With an abundance of nature right outside our doors, camping is among one of the most popular activity whether it’s for families, or from extreme adventures to glamping! Click Here to learn more about camping in Bellingham.

Dog Parks

Oh, our four-legged friends that we love so much get plenty of opportunities to run, sniff, swim and socialize if they so please here in Bellingham. There are about 7 off-leash dog parks for Fido to run free and a plentiful number of dog-friendly restaurants and breweries to embark on. Bellingham even has its own dog-friendly tavern. Click Here for more info about dog parks and canine-friendly events and eateries.

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