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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 short drive ...

Its a nice short drive. If you want to spend sometime with nature not far away from seattle, this is a nice place. Try food at chuckanut manor on way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Seattle
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138 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I never tire of this drive with breathtaking views out of the water to the San Juan Islands. This was once considered part the Pacific Highway drive from SanDiego or so it said on the information board. Opposing directions offer different viewpoints of course and well worth the extra time instead of taking route 5 to Bellingham from Burlington. Be... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Took this drive at the advice of a friend and was not disappointed. Stopped to take in some trails at Lost Lake and had a great time. A little extra time on the road but well worth the diversion.

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Port Coquitlam
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've driven the chuckanut many times on my Goldwing. It's scenic windy road is a treat for any motorcyclist. Several stops at viewpoints offer outstanding views of the ocean and San Juan Islands. Top it off with a short run to Edson and then back home. If you've got the time drive over to Annacortes. Great little town with a... More 

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Portsmouth, VA
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

On our way back to Seattle from Vancouver, my family and I decided to take Chuckanut Drive down the coast so that we could experience some of the coast. We are so glad that we did! It has beautiful views and there are many pull-off areas where you can stop to take pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Everyone should take a trip down Chuckanut Drive at least once - some beautiful views and pullouts to take pictures or just ponder.

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Henderson, Nevada
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

What a beautiful drive just off Interstate 5, we started just outside Bellingham and drove south towards Seattle. We were fortunate to be there during low tide for some of the drive and could see the oyster beds that were being grown. We only observed from the road, as we didn't want to disturb anything. Wonderful place to take some... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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332 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Chuckanut Drive is a few miles off the I-5 just south of Bellingham, Washington. The scenery is spectacular. It is well worth the extra time to enjoy the ocean views. If you have time there are several hiking trails, some as short as 1 mile, to get out and enjoy the forest. Pick up a picnic lunch before heading out... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

An old friend from Toronto was in Vancouver for a conference. He rented a motorcycle and met me in Bellingham. It was fun to escort someone who had never been to Washington state on a two wheel tour of Chuckanut and on down to the Skagit Valley. No traffic on a Monday morning and we stopped at all the turnout... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its a nice short drive. If you want to spend sometime with nature not far away from seattle, this is a nice place. Try food at chuckanut manor on way.

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Los Angeles, California
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

On the way to Bellingham/Fairhaven this is a wonderfully scenic alternative to the 5. I drove it in a light rain & that's the way I'll always picture it & it just felt right with all the moss covered trees. Stop one time or stop 10 times, but stop & get out of the car.

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Address: Route 11, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)

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