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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Whatcom Falls park is situated around Whatcom creek, which drains Lake Whatcom down to Bellingham Bay. The creek runs through different phases... more »
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Bellingham, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A historical park that used to house an inter-urban that ran thru' Bellingham to Lake Whatcom. Some of the rails are still there. Little cement bridge crosses over Whatcom Creek. Word of caution do not wade in the creek as the current is very swift and each year there are fatalities. . Phyllis Kiehn Bellingham, Washington

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Nanaimo, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When you are all done with the malls and restaurants, take time to enjoy a bit of nature. Easy to find off I-5, take Lakeway Road entrance. A series of waterfalls and swimming holes. Nice sheltered/shaded hiking paths.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stumbled onto to Whatcom Falls Park on our drive from Seattle to Vancouver. Wanted to see another part of Washington brfore crossing the border. What a beautiful spot. You can stop to see the falls for half an hour or take a hike on some of the trails. Just great. Then drive about 15 minutes to Historic Fairhaven. Quant... More

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Asheville, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you have an extra hour, take time to discover this small park situated in Bellingham. It's a beautiful waterfall and offers walking trails throughout the park.

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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

One can go hiking and see waterfalls, and also go to see a river which is at a lower elevation, it is next to various neighborhoods with not much to do except the hiking. One can walk on a flatter trail or go down to the river and back up, or combine both into a circle route.

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Mount Shasta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice little park with great walking to explore. Very well maintained and clean. No place to eat in park but that was ok.

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Denver
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fish hatchery with trails through a wooded area.it was nice to walk around. The bridge over the water was very nice. Great photogenic place what come

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Aloha
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a very pleasant short walk to the first bridge overlooking a lovely waterfall. As a photographer, I thought the bridge was as photo-worthy as the waterfall! A series of short walks and longer ones, and friendly people along the trail.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The falls are truly lovely. There are different sized falls along the trail, most of which contain areas where people can swim. The water is clean and cool, feels nice during the summer. It does get busy but the locals and tourists who go there share the space and are really friendly and aware of others who want to get... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Well maintained trails with a swimming spot and easy accessibility. They also have a fish hatchery which is kinda fun to visit. Be careful of the falls when the water is high.

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