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Whatcom Falls Park

Address: 1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A very large park right in the middle of Bellingham! Go anytime of year! There are trails and playgrounds- also a fish hatchery. Truely a gem in the city!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A quiet, interesting place with wildlife surprises (especially birds including owls) and lots of walking/running opportunities.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Whatcom Falls Park is a large park that will appeal to everyone. For groups there are picnic shelters, bathrooms & play grounds for children, miles of trails through woods for hikers and a lovely old stone bridge over Whatcom creek for a photo op. There is even a fish hatchery nan also plenty of parking.

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Vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Peaceful, quiet and lovely oasis of water and forest. A romantic walk, great area for a picnic... or a proposal <3

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the coast
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Thundering falls, for such a small river. Pleasant trails, especially with the sun just filtering in. The fish pens are worth a look too.

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Washington State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whatcom Falls Park is my favorite place to hike in Bellingham. It's especially good when the weather is windy or rainy, because the woods offer protection from the elements. And the place is just gorgeous.....especially in the fall then the leaves cover the trails.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A short distance from the freeway to a place of serenity and nature trails with small falls and a large pond. Several choices of trails depending on how long you want to take. Convenient parking with clean & modern bathroom facilities. Also a trout hatchery where you can see the fish jumping in protected ponds.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

my husband and I drive by this park every day, so we finally stoppped in last spring. Perfect day the sun was shinning, peeking through the trees, and not too many other visitors. Lots of trails to choose from some dirt, and parts paved. Came across a rock some brave souls were jumping off, and the old bridge that crosses... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park is small but beautiful. The river and falls are amazing. Indians used to live by these falls and the park is all the more evocative for that knowledge. If at all possible, visit after a rainfall. It can be awe inspiring then.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to Stanley park in Vancouver BC and to Portland's magnificent parks and while Whatcom Falls park is not as large it is a wonderful get away within the city limits of Bellingham. While the falls are the main attraction the walking trials are beautiful. You feel like you are walking in the forest and not in a... More 

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