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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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Very picturesque

The lake provides a lovely setting for a ride or drive in a mobile cage along its shore. Not typical of mountain lakes in shape and that is refreshing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake provides a lovely setting for a ride or drive in a mobile cage along its shore. Not typical of mountain lakes in shape and that is refreshing.

Thank bryanharnett
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are middle aged, novice bike riders but we rented bikes in Bellingham, stuffed the in the back of our SUV and drove out to the trail at Whatscom Lake (the Hertz trail, I think it is, at the end of the road). It was relatively flat -- a few small hills but no many -- and... More 

Thank Donna J
Powell, Ohio
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72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother lives in the neighborhood and we came here for a family sunset picnic. We made fresh soft tacos with sautéed veggies and rice beside the lake and watched the sun set. It is stunning. They have a dog park nearby, but a dog free area with charcoal grills near the water. It was very nice. We saw a... More 

Thank Elise W
Forest Hills, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at a B & B on the lake, and had a great time. there was plenty of water sports activity all around, yet the lake was serenely quiet.

Thank ajfsurvey2016
Hereford, AZ
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160 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This was an unplanned hike. I was driving along the lake, saw the sign, and decided to do a short walk with my dogs before resuming my road trip. Signs are well-marked to this place and there is no fee. A toilet is by the trail head. The main trail is the Hertz trail listed as 3.1 miles long, which... More 

Thank conniegum
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Beautiful area….many hiking choices and not very crowded. The trails are well marked and mapped. People are very reserved …not a lot of eye contact or greeting which depending on your personality or expectation, is good or bad.

Thank Stephanie S
Seattle, Washington
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129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The lake is quite large and had a wonderful beach nearby. You just have to watch out for all the goose poop. I brought my dog with me and she enjoyed chasing balls in the water.

Thank sassywm
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I live on the lake, so I can say that it is breathtaking in its beauty. It is a three basin lake which stretches from Bellingham city limits to Skagit County in the south.

Thank Defensivetactics
New Jersey
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585 reviews
299 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

If you had to select a place to live and raise children, this would be it. There is a small beach that young children would like. There are beautiful houses with boat docks. It is a pretty area to walk around. There are clean restrooms, a nice playground and close to the park to go for a walk.

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White Rock, Canada
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264 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The lake is very large and has excellent walks along the side where the railroad used to run. Easy to find parking.

Thank David U

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