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Address: Route 11, WA
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Activities: Driving, Dining
Description: Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA...
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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Nice drive

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Ronald G
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Palm Bay, Florida
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Victoria, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

South of Fairhaven is road #11, Chuckanut Drive. It is a beautiful scenic drive that is well worth the detour from the fast pace I-5. We stopped frequently on it along the way to look at the view. Take exit 251 and come back at exit 231, if you are heading south.

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Langley City, Canada
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152 reviews 152 reviews
60 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Have traveled this road numerlus times by car and motorcycle from both directions. Love it everytime. This was the first I did it when the sun was setting. Wow!!!! Stopped often to take photos.

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Vancouver
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230 reviews 230 reviews
115 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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529 reviews 529 reviews
290 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 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 via mobile

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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49 reviews 49 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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