Things to do on Mother's Day in Bellingham

Mother’s Day is a special occasion that honors the unconditional love, support, and care that mothers give to their children. It’s a day to show gratitude and appreciation for all the sacrifices and hard work that they do every day to make our lives better. Mothers are the backbone of our families and their presence fills our lives with joy and happiness.

Here’s a beautiful quote by famous author and poet Maya Angelou that perfectly captures the essence of a mother’s love and sacrifice:

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. “

This quote beautifully illustrates the way mothers put their children’s needs above their own and the profound impact it has on their lives. From late nights nursing a sick child to waking up early to make breakfast, mothers do it all with a smile on their faces, knowing that their love and care are making a difference in their children’s lives.


Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate and appreciate all the amazing moms out there. If you’re looking for ways to make this Mother’s Day extra special, here are some ideas for things to do in the Lynden and Bellingham area:

  1. Take a Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise: Treat mom to a special brunch cruise on the water with San Juan Cruises. The cruise offers stunning views of the San Juan Islands and a delicious brunch menu.

  2. Explore the Whatcom Falls Park: Take mom for a leisurely walk through the beautiful Whatcom Falls Park. The park features a stunning waterfall, a fish hatchery, and several trails for hiking and biking.

  3. Explore Fairhaven: Fairhaven is a historic district in Bellingham that features a variety of shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to spend a day, exploring the area and enjoying the spring weather.

  4. Take a Scenic Drive: Enjoy the spring weather and beautiful views of the region with a scenic drive through Chuckanut Drive, Mt. Baker Highway, Skagit Valley, or State Route 542. Don’t forget to stop by Picture Lake, a picturesque spot with stunning views of Mount Shuksan.

  5. Visit Bellewood Acres: Take a Farm to Glass Distillery Tour. Enjoy small samples of the products, learn about the process, and shop for home bar necessities and drink ideas. Tastings are always free. All ages are welcome in the tasting room. After your tour,  the bistro serves a selection of drinks made with BelleWood spirits and fresh farm salads, sandwiches, and tasty treats.

  6. Have a Picnic: Enjoy a private picnic with beautiful views in a secluded, peaceful location on the Farmstead. (weather permitting)

  7. Book a Massage: Treat mom to a luxurious massage at one of the many spas in the area, some offer special Mother’s Day Specials that focus on relaxation and mindfulness.

  8. Bellingham Farmers Market: The Bellingham Farmers Market is a must-visit destination during the spring. From fresh produce to artisan crafts, the market offers something for everyone. The market is open on Saturdays from April to December, and on Wednesdays from June to August.

  9. Take in Picture Lake: Consider taking a day trip to Mt. Baker and Picture Lake. While the area is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the stunning mountain views and scenic hikes make it a great activity to do during the spring as well.

These are just a few ideas to make Mother’s Day special in the Lynden and Bellingham area. Whatever you choose to do, show your appreciation and gratitude for all your mom does.


For more information on Lynden, check out our Local Guide, and enjoy your day before you return to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead.  We will keep the lights on for you.

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