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South Bay Trail

E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Trails
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Portland, Oregon
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174 reviews 174 reviews
8 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Bellingham, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Great waterfront views. Not too long a trail. Easy to navigate. A favorite place to go in the summer.

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Metamora, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Bridge over the water connecting to a park. Fun to walk any time of the day. Huge benches to sit and star gaze. Will have to return to see the northern lights!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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305 reviews 305 reviews
50 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We started at Fairhaven Inn and walked down to Woods Coffee. It's a pleasant trail along the water. An occational train will make for some noise as the tracks parallel the path. At some point, the city added a nice over water section of the trail. It's a cool little treat for us walkers. We took a break on one... More

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Beautiful walk over the water. Gorgeous sunsets. Chilly in Winter.

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San Jose, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

My daughter and I had just moved to Bellingham and discovered this trail when visiting Fairhaven one day. We were looking for a place to walk and were thrilled to discover this trail. From Fairhaven the trail goes out into the bay across a very long pier which connects to a long sweeping foot bridge that curves out across the... More

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