"Lakes galore" Top 5 Page for this destination Bellingham Off The Beaten Path Tip by artgrad

Bellingham Off The Beaten Path: 19 reviews and 12 photos

I wouldn't say this is off the beaten path for sure, but not all visitors know which lakes are best for swimming and relaxing. Some require hiking to, so I'll just mention the easily accesible ones. Lake Whatcom is huge, and has a public area where lots of people hang out, but the water can be a bit too cold at times and a little choppy for kayaking etc. My preference is Lake Padden, just south of town- it has lots of space to sunbathe, a tennis court, great trails for running/walking, and the waters are relatively warm and calm. Other lakes to look for include Lake Samish and Toad Lake.

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  • Written Jan 30, 2005
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