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“A Tame Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whatcom Falls Park

Whatcom Falls Park
1401 Electric Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
360 778 7000
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Bellingham
Type: Playgrounds, Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Dunkirk, New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“A Tame Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We caught a dry spell in a week filled with rain and spent a couple of hours doing a loop around the park. Amazing that you can feel so removed from the city even though surrounded by it. Very easy, well maintained trails. We saw several cyclists on the trails but they were civilized and not a problem. Check out the salmon hatchery adjacent to the parking lot before you start your walk. Pretty interesting.

Visited November 2011
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Seattle, WA
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“A different kind of trail.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This park has an extremely interesting trail -- one of the few, leftover from the CCC era, which means that it has all those wonderful old labor-intensive details -- stone arched bridges, stone walls, and a route that really concentrates on bringing out the drama of particular elements along the way -- it is the best combination of human resourcefulness and natural beauty. It incorporates a lively stream that you would love to linger in on a hot day, and of course -- the climax --a dramatic water fall.

Visited June 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Lovely waterfalls and great swimming hole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This is a beautiful park. The waterfalls are so pretty and the swimming hole is great family fun. It is slippery, so water shoes are definitely recommended, and there is a current so take precautions. We took some gorgeous photos and had a great day hanging out!

Visited August 2011
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“A little piece of heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I could live in anyone of the houses overlooking the lake. Spectacular in summer and fall. Great walking and cycling trails. Such peace on the edge of the city of Bellingham.

Visited October 2010
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BC
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“Good urban park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Enjoyable any time of the year. Was quiet when I was there on a weekday, but probably could be crowded on weekends. Bring a camera if you like nature photography, and not just for the many water shots. A trail map is also useful if you want to explore. Mainly the trails go on one side or the other of Whatcom Creek.

See Bellingham parks website for this park at http://tinyurl.com/3wgsped

I started from the Silver Beach Road entrance, walked north to Whatcom Lake on the east side of the creek, then crossed to the west side and came back south on that side, crossing over the famous stone bridge back to my car. This took an hour or two, stopping for photos, etc.

I'd go back again to see more of the park.

Visited November 2010
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