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Stimpson Family Nature Preserve

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Lake Louise Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229
+1 360-734-8756
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For a quiet walk in the woods

The Stimpson, long prominent in Bellingham, donated this property for a nature preserve. Its a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nicholas K
Bellingham, Washington
A real gem!

Although we had visited Bellingham and environs several times, we had never come across this gem of... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
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“loop trails” (2 reviews)
“majesty” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lake Louise Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229
+1 360-734-8756
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Picture yourself walking through a green, lush forest, with moss hanging down everywhere and covering every surface. As you walk down the trail it's hard to imagine that you are so close to civilization! Great simple trail for kids and families. Also great for a...More

1  Thank Aline E
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I'm visiting my brother and today we went on a 5 mile trail run here. It was great. About 300 foot elevation gain so just the perfect challenge for a run. Nice and shaded too. We will be doing this run again before I return...More

1  Thank Elise W
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Two main trails. Easy hiking but not flat. Lots of plant life and birds. Quiet. Part of the Whatcom Land Trust, with property maintained in part by volunteers and local groups, including the Rotary Club of Bellingham.

2  Thank Bham1117
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