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Chuckanut Drive

Address: Route 11, WA
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Ranked #367 of 1,257 Activities in Washington
Type: Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Driving, Dining
Owner description: Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Driving, Dining
Owner description: Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay.
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Vancouver
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185 reviews 185 reviews
96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you are in a hurry take the freeway , if you want a leisurely drive try this as a relaxing detour . I would recommend heading south as it is much easier to pull over for the few lookouts and restaurants . We happened to pop down around noon on a fabulous day . Unfortunately the sun was so... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is one of the most memorable things I have ever done. The drive along Chuckanut gives you beautiful views of the ocean, natural landscape, cascading trees and so much more. We went a day early on a cruise, rented a car and drove up, had lunch in Bellingham and then drove right back down to see it from a... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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512 reviews 512 reviews
283 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This scenic route was recommended to us by a relative who lives in Washington. You see mountains, wooded area, lakes and beaches. Spanish Bay with its oyster beds for great to see.

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Kingston, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We took the drive to get away from the freeway and how refreshing it was. Views of Samish Bay, hikes around Larabee State park, oysters at Oyster Creek Inn. Nice way to find Fairhaven and Bellingham.

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just north of Seattle, Route 11 is known as Chuckanut Drive. This scenic highway is short but breathtakingly beautiful. Mountains, Lakes and beautiful Firs. Must stop and take in the beauty of this treasure.

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Vancouver, BC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

On a hot summer day in a Miata, this is a pleasant drive. It is nice to get off of the I-5, enjoy a few twisties and drive in the cool shade of the trees. We went north to south. We started at Fairhaven (worth a stop). The drive is not long. It is a bit narrow and if you... More 

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful scenic drive along Samish Bay with several "pull over" spots (along with some, mainly oyster, restaurants). Though the water view is sometimes obscured by the very tall trees (and stunning homes) it is totally worth it. A nature photographer's dream. We have driven this road many times going from one place to another instead of taking the highway, as... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This beautiful scenic drive takes you along the shoreline of Samish Bay, north of Seattle. You’re driving along the cliffside in somewhat winding roads with trees on both sides. Aside from the occasional jerks who want to use the road as a semi-race course, it is a very pleasant drive and you experience a quintessential northwest passage. However, to get... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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140 reviews 140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have taken this road several times and are always pleased. Since it is narrow and with many curves, you will have to slow down. But for us that is part of the pleasure. There are a variety of turnouts so you can see the islands and boat traffic. There are State Parks and trails (which cost about $5.00 per... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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120 reviews 120 reviews
80 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Beautiful vistas in most parts of the drive...; narrow road in some areas so, better be careful. Tall trees along the way. We stopped by near Larrabee State Park and had the chance to see some of the islands in Samish Bay/ Bellingham Bay. Gorgeous views!

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