Things to do in Lynden

There are so many places and things to see and do when visiting Lynden and the surrounding area.

Whatcom County, Mt. Baker, Birch Bay, and Bellingham. Here we made a list of the top 10 things to do in Lynden, suitable for adults and children while enjoying your vacation.

The list is in no particular order.

1. Berthusen Park with its historical barn and old-growth forest.

Known for its beautiful walking paths in the forest, you will find a relaxing way to enjoy the property.

2. Lynden Pioneer Museum

Founded in 1976, the museum’s first collection featured horse-drawn buggies donated by Fred Polinder. The former blacksmith shop and farm implement store was built in 1913. 

Phoebe and Holden Judson, in 1871, platted the town of Lynden. On the banks of the Nooksack River, it is just a few miles south of the U.S. – Canadian Border.

Lynden lies at the heart of a rich agricultural area known nationally for dairy and raspberry production. It is the home of Darigold, a cooperative formed locally in 1904. Sawmills were also a part of the early economy.


3. Bike the Miles of rolling country roads as you journey through rich farmlands.

Biking is one of the most popular activities in the Lynden area on trails, city streets, and County roads. Whatcom County offers endless country roads and miles of trails to explore.

4. Birch Bay and Semiahmoo

Rent a kayak or watch the sunset on the water while having fresh crab or fish during the season. Birch Bay, Semiahmoo are both within 30 minutes drive from Lynden.

5. Swing your Club and Homestead or Raspberry Ridge. Or play at one of the multiple courses within 20 minutes of Lynden

6. Walk along Lynden’s Jim Kaemingk Sr. trail for a stroll along the Fishtrap creek or within 20 minutes visit Bellingham with several trails. Lynden Million Smiles Park is great for an afternoon of fun with the kids or Grandkids

7. Shop with the locals in downtown Lynden.

You will find multiple antique stores, clothing, and the Historic Waples Building, a newly renovated three-story structure in downtown Lynden featuring original wood subfloors and exposed brick and concrete walls. Home to Village Books, Bellingham Baby, Over Flow Taps.

Village books

8. Visit the Jansen Art Center and see a show or event at Northwest Washington Fairgrounds.

Directions to the fairgrounds Join us for six fun-filled days in August. Carnival rides, great fair foods, excellent Grandstand entertainers, Demolition Derby, Rodeo, animal exhibits, quilts, canning, arts, photography, 4H, and FFA exhibits. Whether this is your first time or your 50th, there is always something new to see or do.

The Jansen Art Center is a place for artists to create, teach, share, and engage the community in the arts.

9. Visit some of the local farms and agriculture. Edaleens is known for its Ice cream, Bellwood Farms, Apple Farms, and Boxx Berries. Each offers anything from Ice Cream, cheese, fresh fruits, or vegetables to flowers.

10. Explore Mt. Baker National Park. This picture is the most famous for it’s reflection on what is called Picture Lake.

For more information on Bellingham, check out our Local Guide, and be sure to enjoy your day before you head back north to your cozy getaway at the Oostema Farmstead. We will keep the light on for you.

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