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Overall We Were Not That Impressed

Yesterday my wife and I detoured from our drive along the Cascade Loop and went north on I - 5 to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dadlape
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Cincinnati, Ohio
A beautiful scenic drive with great cafes

One of my favourite Pacific Northwest drives. I regularly exit the I 5 & take the scenic road less... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Britt S
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Bellingham, Washington
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Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday my wife and I detoured from our drive along the Cascade Loop and went north on I - 5 to see the Chuckanut Drive (from the north to south and return to the Cascade Loop). Overall we were not impressed with the views from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank dadlape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite Pacific Northwest drives. I regularly exit the I 5 & take the scenic road less travelled route. Along the way you have two great oyster houses, lovely parks and walking trails andcat the end is chuckanut manor or the beautiful Fairhaven...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Britt S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chuckanut Drive is a very scenic roadway along Chuckanut Bay. Several pull-outs along the narrow winding roadway for enjoying the view. Larrabee Park is on this route, as is Woodstock Farm. Don't miss those spots. Not suitable for RVs or trailers!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful drive... Narrow road in spots...overhanging trees..very pretty! A few spots to park and trails to take you near the water.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TomB3838
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each pull out gave a new perspective for the beautiful views. Loved the train tracks following the water's edge.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying in Ferndale at a RV park and hear about this drive. It was a nice curving road with lots of pull out areas for viewing the ocean and boats. Stopped at the state park for a bit of hiking and great views....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 994aileen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery and views were wonderful. Great view of oyster beds. Great places to pull off and picnic.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 180MikeM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive is great, beautiful views if the weather cooperates and lots of little shops to stop in at.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TO631
Reviewed August 13, 2019

This is a nice drive in the summer with some great four star restaurants. After getting onto Chuckanut Drive from I-5 be sure to stop in Bow to visit the tasting room at organic Salish Bay Cheese. Larabee State Park is about half way along...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank philt18
Reviewed August 6, 2019

The drive from FairHaven to Burlington on Highway 11 is gorgeous! Remember to stop off at Taylor Shellfish for oysters and/or dungeness crab, and at the Oyster Bar for a scenic lunch or dinner. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cantelope7
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L2829WFjuliee
September 12, 2018|
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Response from busconi | Reviewed this property |
Several nice places to eat. At the start of your drive you will be in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham. Great spot to walk about and look at the shops. Lots of restaurants to choose from here. About half... More
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fefa1986
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Just north of Burlington Highway 11 connects with Interstate 5. This is where you would get on. But, You will need to drive nearly all the way into Bellingham before you can safely turn into one of the housing developments... More
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James L
May 17, 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Unless you wish to have the possibility of a head on collision, do not attempt to cross Chuckanut to get to the pull outs that are on the southbound direction. I have driven both northwards and southwards on Chuckanut... More
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