Explore Lynden's Historic Downtown

Lynden is home to Washington State’s largest Dutch settlement and is the heart of the region’s farmland. Upon reaching the four-block span of Front Street, known as Old Dutch Town, visitors are greeted by a 72-foot tall working windmill.  The Mill features the best meats and cheeses, plus a full bar offering craft cocktails and wines are chosen to pair with menu items. Another addition to downtown is the recent renovation of the Historic Waples Building. 

Nearby, the Lynden Pioneer Museum gives a glimpse of the “simpler” life in the earlier days of this farming community. The museum features one of the largest collections of antique buggies in the U.S. plus a two-story replica of Lynden at the turn of the last century.

This is also a town that loves to celebrate life’s simpler things. Throughout the year the community celebrates a variety of festivals and events that showcases their heritage, like the Northwest Raspberry Festival, the Farmers Day Parade, Christmas Lighted Parade, plus a number of other events held throughout the year.   The biggest celebration of them all is the Northwest Washington Fair each of which hosts a number of Events and is rated one of the cleanest fairs in the state.  Each August the Fair runs for 6 days with entertainment, animals, vendors, and the carnival.

Everywhere you turn, you’ll get the feeling that this quaint city truly appreciates your visit to Lynden’s Historic Downtown.

Lynden Chamber of Commerce just recently welcomed the Founder of Lynden, Phoebe Judson back to Lynden.

Phoebe Judson and her husband, Holden, arrived on the banks of the Nooksack in March of 1871, just a short distance from where this sculpture sits.  She and her husband founded Lynden and she gave the town its name.  She is considered the Mother of Lynden.  She is the author of the book A pioneer’s search for an ideal home, which has been in print since 1925.

You can read more of her story via the link below :


The Dutch Bakery, which I proudly serve as part of your Breakfast, was placed as one of  The 10 Best Bakeries in Washington

You can find more on Our Local Guide.

Lynden is also the winner of the Main Street America Contest and Lynden holds the world record for the Longest Strawberry Shortcake.

If you have a few minutes, watch this 6-minute video taken a few years ago over Lynden.  It gives you a great birds-eye view of our little town.

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