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Address: E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA

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I had some time to kill in Fairhaven so I thought I would explore the trail and get down to the water. I had no idea I would end up OVER the water on a beautifully built walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chelan, Washington
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Chelan, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had some time to kill in Fairhaven so I thought I would explore the trail and get down to the water. I had no idea I would end up OVER the water on a beautifully built walking pier, would find my way to and through a park, and eventually make my way into downtown Bellingham. I'm not sure exactly... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Bellingham is a wonderful place to live, because you don't even have to leave town to have a vacation. There is so much to do in town. From Downtown Bellingham, if you have a hour or so, you can catch the South Bay Trail, which features wooded shady stretches and great views out to the bay. The trail can be... More 

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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

An urban trail, alongside the water, with a very pleasant view. Very well used, so you won't be on your own on a weekend. Cared for trail for the most part and an easy walk.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 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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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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Address: E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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