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Stimpson Family Nature Preserve

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A state of peace of mind

This foresty place is tucked away off of Lakeway Drive and Lake Louise Road. It is within driving... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Bellingham, Washington
A nice, easy hike

There is a nice hiking trail through the woods in this nature preserve, It's free but limited... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Gene L
south jersey
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“plants”(3 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Lake Louise Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229
+1 360-734-8756
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

This foresty place is tucked away off of Lakeway Drive and Lake Louise Road. It is within driving distance if you live in Bellingham and you'll find that the parking lot is only full on really sunny days during the summer or weekend. The nature...More

1  Thank purpleangel135
Reviewed 23 June 2018

There is a nice hiking trail through the woods in this nature preserve, It's free but limited parking

Thank Gene L
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a well hidden gem! Hiking trails wind around the large pond and thru the forest. You can view birds, frogs, Dragonflies, turtles, and much more.

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The Stimpson, long prominent in Bellingham, donated this property for a nature preserve. Its a rather wet parcel, with trails now built for a pleasant walkabout with a friend. Our local forests change rather dramatically with the seasons, growing full with low plants in the...More

Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Although we had visited Bellingham and environs several times, we had never come across this gem of a park. There are two loop trails, and we walked the main one (total of about 3.3 miles). There are a few elevation changes, but nothing too strenuous;...More

Thank wagmel
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Near Bellingham, this Nature reserve is lovely. Walking, running or hiking, the enjoying the many trails any time of the year. Ponds have beavers, loons and other wild animals, even cougars sightings, but there are so many people it keeps the cougars at bay. The...More

1  Thank Heather W
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you want to feel like you are in the middle of an old growth forest, close to suburbia, this is the place. The trail system is easy to follow and offers some moderate hills depending upon the route you choose. About 5 miles round...More

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I love walking in this preserve but was unhappy to see that on my recent visit the "authorities" decided to eradicate weeds (Knotweed, a suspected invasive species) using a Monsanto product/ ingredient known widely as a poisonous substance called glyphosate! This poison leaches into the...More

2  Thank Mary J C
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Perfect place for an outing to be feel the majesty of the forest and look for forest creatures and pond creatures.

Thank FerndaleHikers
Reviewed 1 September 2016

There are different trails to go on depending on your comfort level. The trails are well maintained and once you enter the preserve you feel totally at peace. it is a very pretty setting.

Thank Latina53
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