Western Trailblazers is Western Washington University’s newest mountain biking club, designed to get more women and non-binary folks into the sport. The club is a safe space for all skill levels, from total beginners to those who have spent some time behind the handlebars.
As life attempts to make a new normal, some Whatcom County artists have once again opened their studio doors to the public for the Whatcom Artist Studio Tour during the first two weekends of October.
Lights gleam under the trees as venue directors Sam Ashkenazy and Sebastian Hagman set up for another show at the Bluebird House. The Bluebird is an indoor venue with a large wooded outdoor area. Since the middle of June, their team has hosted big names such as CHRVNS, The Rhetorician, Foxy Apollo — which Ashkenazy plays in, Analog Brass and more.
On the overcast morning of Sept. 26, Baker Lake Trail was introduced as Whatcom County’s first entrant into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. A small crowd of area residents gathered amid the trees, some estimated to be over 120 years old, to watch the historic ceremony and participate in the dedication hike.
The Harvest festival at Tulip Town farm in Mount Vernon has begun. The annual festival is offering a selection of fun, fall-themed activities every weekend through the end of October. The 2021 Harvest marks the third year Tulip Town has put on the festival.
Growing up in Bellingham, Washington, Eddie Hansen said he remembers going to Bloedel Donovan Park as a child.
Time outdoors can provide opportunities for socialization and exercise, boosting moods and leading to positive changes in mental health. With COVID-19 sending record numbers to parks and trails, here are some expert tips and less trafficked spots for those who want to skip the crowds.
As COVID-19 drives scores of people to outdoor spaces, responsible recreation has risen to the forefront of many's attention. With individuals looking for a place to be free of pandemic restrictions, concern for the environment has grown as the likelihood of overuse and damage increase.
Whatcom Smart Trips and Western Washington University are incentivizing people to get out and ride this May during bike month, with scavenger hunts, raffles and events.