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South Bay Trail

E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Trails
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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seattle
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a great place to be outside! You can sit at Woods coffee and enjoy the view, or take a stroll on the path over the water. If you keep a sharp eye out, you can see marine wildlife.

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Hood River, Oregon, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Long scenic boardwalk over the water, links to a wooded trail that leads you all the way to downtown Bellingham. Very well-groomed trail, felt safe, full of runners, walkers, and cyclists.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great city trail, with a boardwalk stretch over the water leading to one of the best coffee shop locations anywhere! You can continue on a land-based path to the Saturday Market, about 2.2 miles one way from Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham.

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Portland, Oregon
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161 reviews 161 reviews
6 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We started our bike ride where the trail begins near the Fairhaven Park and rode into downtown Bellingham. The area where you need to cross State Street will be eliminated in 2015 when the trail extension will be finished. Then it is direct from Fairhaven to downtown B'ham totally on a trail.

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Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This trail is along the Lake Whatcom. There are some areas to jump in for a cool off after a long hot walk. There is also a waterfall on the trail. The round trip is about 6 miles...flat terrain. Great for family with young kids.

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Bellingham, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a lovely, scenic place for a good long walk, not too crowded. Access via Bellingham or Fairhaven.

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

You can start at either end of the trail and the experience is different depending where you start. It's a nice stroll, lots of fresh air, birds & other creatures. Places to stop and have a picnic.

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