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Whatcom Falls Park

1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you want an escape from shopping as and sight seeing take a walk through nature. Not only was this great excersize but absolutely brilliant views of waterfalls. The park was well maintained and you could get close to the falls for great pics

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Essex, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I recently returned from Bellingham Washington , to my surprise there is a park right in town that blew me away. Whatcom Falls Park has plenty of parking, a 1 mile walk brings you to the falls where there are 30 foot high cliffs. you can jump off the cliffs into deep pools of cold clear water. I am close... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Whatcom falls park is a great family park with tons of trails for walking, biking or hiking. Designate areas for BBQ and playgrouds. There is also a old abandoned railroad bridge located in the park where the old railroad use to run. Whirlpool Falls is a very popular swimming hole within the park. The falls themselves are only about ten... 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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