Things To Do
If you are traveling for just the weekend or an extended stay, Bellingham, Washington offers a break from the ordinary. There is magnificent natural scenery with both summer and winter sports. Skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker are perfect between November and March. For the nature lovers, you'll find many wonderful hiking trails on the beautiful Washington Mountains. For a nice evening out, you will find the arts and theatre very entertaining. We are surrounded by charming villages and offer endless water adventures like whale watching and touring on the Alaska Ferry. Bellingham Whatcom County is truly a unique area of Washington state.
Bellingham Area Attractions
Galbraith mountain is a world class mountain destination located within riding distance of downtown Bellingham. Over 50 miles of singletrack that winds through over 3000 acres overlooking the city and Bellingham Bay. The mountain is accessible to all non motorized use but all of the trails are built and maintained by the WMBC.
Mount Baker Ski Area -
The Mount Baker Ski Area is seasonal and only open from November - March (exact days will depend on the weather conditions)
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Snow Phone: 360.671.0211
In May, MV Kennicottstarted direct cross-gulf service from Bellingham, WA to the port of Whittier, just 60 miles south of Anchorage. The cross-gulf run stops in the communities of Ketchikan, Juneau and Yakutat for connections throughout the system with continuing service to Alaska's Emerald Island, Kodiak.
Don’t get left behind, plan now to walk onboard or bring a vehicle and See Alaska from our perspective!
WWU named among best colleges by U.S. News & World Report Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.
A team consists of 8 racers (2 in the canoe leg) for the seven race legs (Cross Country Ski; Downhill Ski/Snowboard; Running; Road Bike; Canoe; Mountain Bike; Kayak). A racer can only be on one team, and only complete one leg. We also recommend a support team to carpool the team to the different race leg venues.
Tourism In Bellingham
Fairhaven, founded in the late 1800's is part of the City of Bellingham. It borders Puget Sound on the Western Washington University on the northeast. Check out the local artists' boutiques and pottery.
Lynden - Guests of the Lynden area find the local merchants customer oriented and Lynden’s location to be unbeatable for outings to ski, golf, boat, sightsee or visit Canada. Lynden has a Dutch-influenced architecture that reminds visitors of the canals of Holland while you enjoy food from around the world in their many restaurants. Check out the Northwest Washington Fair and the Lynden Pioneer Museum.
Lake Padden Golf Course
An 18-hole densely treed municipal golf course with a hilly back nine. Organized as one of the finest municipal golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. This course is carved out of a second growth forest.
North Bellingham Public Golf Course
An 18 hole Scottish-style links course with water and sand throughout. Wile golfing, enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Baker. Water is on eight of the 18 holes.