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South Bay Trail

Address: E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #7 of 33 Activities in Bellingham
Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Trails, Outdoor Activities

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Seattle, WA
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Even with a chill in the air, no one was dissuaded from this pleasant walk along the beachside, along a long dockside, and into Fairhaven. The pleasant stop halfway through for coffee made the trip perfect.

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Langley City, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
47 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Out over the ocean, beside the ocean, through a park and down a nature trail. Lovely, breath taking and enjoyable every single time.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Next time you visit Bellingham, make sure to detour to the Fairhaven District and take a walk along this beautiful trail. Then stop for lunch at one of the great restaurants in the area.

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Independence, Oregon, USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

An urban trail that's quiet, clean and scenic. Whether by foot or bike, this is a great way to get from south Bellingham to Fairhaven. Much of the trail is within Boulevard Park and the park has waterfront and facility options. Taylor Dock is a short detour worth the time.

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Bellingham, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Flat, wide trail that skirts the shore of South Lake Whatcom, this old railroad grade offers hikers spectacular fall colors and beautiful lake views. Walk from parking lot to shore can sometimes be muddy after heavy rain and the boardwalk a bit slippery. Great for walking, running biking, strollers. Ends at about the 3 mile mark (chain link fence). For... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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315 reviews 315 reviews
156 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have visited Fairhaven before and find it to be a gem of a place with great stores and eateries. We took the trail for a late summer walk and found it to be as wonderful. From the signs posted there are plans in place to extend the walkway over the water, so we can't wait to explore that when... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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136 reviews 136 reviews
18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I live the seafront in Bellingham, definitely a must see and do for anyone visiting this beautiful little gem of a city by the sea. Love this place!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Enjoy the waterfront of Bellingham from the City to Fairhaven (3 miles round trip) and take in a beach or cafe stop. Crowded on sunny days but always a friendly and casual place to meet friends.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Access at Fairhaven for a 2.5 mile walk (or portion) to downtown. Walkway out over the water, a waterfront park with a great coffee shop halfway between. Gorgeous on a sunny day and not at all crowded mid week.

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Bellingham, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have done pieces of this walk with grandchildren and without. It's paved. There are scenic views of the bay. There is a coffee shop an route and a playground. Cyclists and dog walkers, joggers, people young and old use this city gem.

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