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Address: Sudden Valley, Bellingham, WA

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A lovely walk on a wide trail right along the lake

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
conniegum
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Hereford, AZ
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Hereford, AZ
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Seattle, Washington
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128 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank sassywm
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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580 reviews
298 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 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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1 Thank travelingrm
White Rock, Canada
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264 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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.

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Thank David U
Bellingham, Washington
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Big lake, but please keep it clean! Abundant access allows for pollution from many sources. Be careful, please!

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Thank josanpu
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Most of the action/crowds is centered are Bloedel Donovan Park, but there are plenty of places to find to seclude yourself and chill out with a book and a snack. I end most of my long bike rides with a quick swim here, followed by a downhill ride into Bellingham. That dries me off so I can hit Kulshan Brewery... More 

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Thank Don N
Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I might be biased because I live a stone's throw from the lake and I'm looking at it while I'm writing this, but Lake Whatcom is amazing. We've kayaked on it and you can paddle forever and not get to the end! It changes color depending on the sky and is so picturesque with the snowy mountains in the background.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Love this lake for boating! "Lake Whatcom is Washington's 4th largest freshwater lake stretching over 12 miles from end to end."

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