For 50 years, citizens and government officials have been working to build an epic trail spanning from Bellingham Bay to Mount Baker. While a few trail segments have been established, the project has proven to be a Herculean task.
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.
Nestled in the backdrop of Western Washington University’s main campus, the Sehome Hill Arboretum provides students and the Bellingham community with a forest that is as mysterious as it is green. The Arboretum is filled with everything from secret art pieces to a watch tower that views the Bellingham Bay.
Boating season in Whatcom County began April 24, with boat check stations opening at Lake Samish, Bloedel Donovan Park and Sudden Valley Marina, according to the City of Bellingham website. The Lake Whatcom South Bay station opened on May 2.