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Bellingham, Washington

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Bellingham offers year-round outdoor recreational activities such as hiking and biking one of the many trails scattered throughout the city and its parks (Try the beautiful Whatcom Falls Park for a wonderful nature hike). Being nestled on Bellingham Bay provides a wide array of water recreational sports including kayaking, rowing and boating. There are a number of companies offering whale watching excursions, fishing charters, nature cruises and transportation. You are probably wondering why a cafe is listed under the bicycling category. Well you will just have to read on to find out. Find what to do in Bellingham.


Cafe Velo. 120 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-392-0930.

Cafe Velo offers coffee, draft beer and cider, sandwiches and a small on-site bike repair shop that makes small repairs while you wait.

Whatcom Independent Mountain Pedalers (WHIMPS). PO Box 2961, Bellingham, WA 98227. Phone: 206-671-4107.


Cascade Loop of the Great Washington Birding Trail
This loop takes you along the inland coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean where you can view shorebirds. Then the trail turns east through conifer forests and over the passes of the Cascade Mountains. Expect to see Bald Eagles, Snow Geese, Trumpeter and Tundra Swans.

North Cascades Audubon Society. PO Box 5805, Bellingham, WA 98227-5805. E-mail

Skagit Audubon. PO Box 1101, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Cruises and Charters

The Alaska Marine Highway System. Reservations: 6858 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801-7909. Toll-free: 1-800-642-0066; Fax: 907-277-4829. Summer Sailings Tuesdays and Fridays from Bellingham, WA.

Anacortes Yacht Charters. 11 Bellwether Way, Suite #107, Bellingham, WA 98225. Toll-free: 1-800-233-3004. E-mail

Bellhaven Charters. 714 Coho Way Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-733-6636; Toll-free: 1-800-542-8812; Fax: 360-647-9664. E-mail

Island Mariner Cruises. 5 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-734-8866; Toll-free: 1-877-734-8866; Fax: 360-734-8867. E-mail

Sail the San Juans. 2275 Lake Whatcom Blvd, Suite 186, Bellingham, WA 98226. Toll-free: 1-800-729-3207.

San Juan Cruises. Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 353 Harris Avenue, Suite #104, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-738-8099; Toll-free: 1-800-443-4552. E-mail

San Juan Island Shuttle Express
Offers whale-watching excursions, narrated day cruises, or transportation to the San Juan Islands.

Shawmanee Charters LLC. PO Box 2516, Bellingham, WA 98227. Phone: 360-734-9849.

Victoria-San Juan Cruises. 355 Harris Avenue, Suite 104, Bellingham, WA 98225. Telephone: 206-738-8099; Reservations: 1-800-443-4552.


Lake Padden Golf Course. 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA b98229. Phone: 360-738-7400.

North Bellingham Golf Course. 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. Phone: 360-398-8300; Fax: 360-398-2523 . E-mail

Shuksan Golf Club. 1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham, WA. Phone: 360-398-8888; Toll-free: 1-800-801-8897.

Outdoor Organizations

Mount Baker Hiking Club. 2001 Larrabee Avenue, #22, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-332-3195. E-mail

The Bellingham Mountaineers.
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Bellingham Library (except during June, July and August when no meetings are held).


Wayland Marine, Ltd. On the Padden Creek Lagoon, 9th & Harris, PO Box 4330, Bellingham, WA 98227. Phone: 360-738-8059; Toll-free: 1-800-700-8059. E-mail

Sea Kayaking

Elakah Expeditions LLC. PO Box 28514, Bellingham, WA 98226. Phone: 360-734-7270; Toll-free: 1-800-434-7270. E-mail

Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures. Contact: Sharmon Hill, Bellingham, WA 98229. Phone: 360-738-7664. E-mail

Northern Lights Expeditions. Mail: PO Box 4289, Bellingham, WA 98227. Phone: 360-734-6334; Toll-free: 1-800-754-7402; Fax: 360-734-6150. E-mail

Snow Skiing

Mount Baker Ski Area. Office: 1420 Iowa Street, Bellingham, WA 98229. Phone: 360-734-6771; Snow Phone: 360-671-0211; Fax: 360-734-5332. E-mail

Sporting Goods

Kite Paddle Surf. 2620 North Harbor Loop Drive, Suite 18, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-775-2741.


Now a restored historic district in Bellingham, this was once the most prosperous community in the state's northwest corner. Fairhaven's boom ended when Seattle gained the terminus of the Great Northern Railway. Wander around the galleries and specialty shops.

Fairhaven Historic District Walking Tour. Fairhaven Station, PO Box 4083, Bellingham, WA 98227. Telephone: 360-738-1574.

Whale Watching

Island Mariner Cruises. 5 Harbor Loop, Bellingham, WA 98225. Phone: 360-734-8866; Toll-free: 1-877-734-8866; Fax: 360-734-8867. E-mail

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