Cities and Towns of Northwest Washington
Ferndale is located in the northwest corner of Washington State between Bellingham and the U.S./Canadian border and sits along the Nooksack River.
The city was founded in the mid-1800's and is well known for its Pioneer Park, which has one of the largest collections of authentic log structures in the country. All of these structures were relocated to Pioneer Park to save them from further deterioration and destructions. Tours are available from May 15-September 15. Other activities are plentiful as we host the Scottish Highland Games held at our historical Hovander Homestead Park in June, we have our Annual Pioneer Days Festivities in July along with our Annual Street Festival the last Saturday in August.
Some of the most vibrant parks here include a natural historic site, Hovander Homestead Park which has a turn-of-the-century farmhouse, barn, an interpretive center, live farm animals, antique farm implements and plenty of gardens and picnic sites as well as 60 acres of fields, walking trails, fishing access and a scenic view from an old water tower. Another beautiful site to see is Tennant Lake, 200 acre marshy habitats that includes walking trails and a boardwalk, a bird-watching tower, and a fragrance garden which is especially designed for visitors who are visually impaired. Plants have singular smells and textures and are signed in Braille.
Be sure to visit our Centennial Plaza and Riverwalk Park. Views of the Nooksack River along the river walk are spleen did especially in autumn when the leaves are changing or in the spring and summer when the flowers are in bloom. The plaza hosts a fountain, flag pole, year round foliage, and a permanent art displays chosen from local artwork and featured totem poles.
We are also known for our abundant farm lands and dozens of bountiful farms which include bison, cattle, dairy, berries, apple orchards, organic vegetables, tree farms, flowers and lavender farms.
So make Ferndale a stop over your next vacation. It is certainly worth it!
*The above description is courtesy of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.
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