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Address: E. Laurel St., Boulevard Park, Bellingham, WA

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Water & sunset views and a wide path to walk or jog. The path is clean and the area is well maintained.

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Water & sunset views and a wide path to walk or jog. The path is clean and the area is well maintained.

Thank J N
Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great park. Sunsets are amazing. It's always busy but never crowded. An easy walk to many many good restaurants.

Thank Benny C
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We walked the southern end of this shoreline path from Fairhaven northward. There is a section on an elevated boardwalk but most of the trail is on paved or well groomed gravel paths. At points there is access to small beach areas, and it connects to a park with a Woods Coffee shop too. From the trail, you have clear... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Worthing, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you want to get a sense of how Bellingham grew as a city this is a great trail to follow. The local museum has provided signage along the way to help you with the history. If history isn't your thing then just luxuriate in the amazing views across Bellingham Bay to the islands beyond

Thank W0rthingWanderer
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A leisurely walk with beautiful views. The path is well maintained and there are posts with historical information along the way (I didn't actually read them though).

Thank Jasmine J
Sarasota, Florida
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217 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I use a mobility scooter and the walk (roll) was easy and enjoyable. The trail includes a park with bathrooms and coffee shop. Along the route were blackberry bushes with ripe fruit.

Thank FlaHockeyFan
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

..which is on the water just between Fairhaven and Bellingham. At the park, get on the trail and take a right to go to Bellingham, a left to Fairhaven. A lovely walk on the boardwalk, either way.

Thank Kathy H
Eugene, Oregon
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139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

What a beautiful trail. I loved how part of the trail was out over the water. I enjoyed the forrest path with views of the bay. Even ran into three juvenile deer on the trail! I spent about two hours sitting on the boardwalk just watching the people and reading. This spot would bring me back to Bellingham!

Thank AndreaRae13
Kathmandu, Nepal
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321 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Free parking in many places along this trail, plus some parks, coffee shops, etc. Great views of Bellingham Bay, and on clear days Mount Baker and mountains in Canada.

Thank SquashAddict
Washougal, Washington
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107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

My husband and I recently ran along the South Bay Trail, from downtown out to Fairhaven. I was a little concerned beforehand because it was quite sunny, and I thought the trail might be out in the open, but there was quite a bit of shade. We enjoyed the nice paved trail, gentle slopes, and water views. We'll definitely run... More 

Thank PJMS_11

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