Things to do in Lynden in the rain

On a rainy day, you might be wondering what is there to do around Lynden.  I have created my ideal day of places that I like to visit.

1.  I love Petals and Blooms Home Decor.  I often get rave reviews about the decor in our accommodations.  I frequently shop in their store, located only about 30 minutes from the Farmstead. They are a small family-run business located in the small town of Ferndale, Washington.   Erin & Bre McGuire built Petals & Blooms with a mission to offer the best farmhouse & modern home & garden decor items they could find. It is a great place to shop for seasonal & everyday home décor. If you go to their shop, be sure to tell them the Oostema’s sent you over!  They will know us by name, as we have become friends over the years. 

Petals and Blooms Home Decor 5780 N Star Road, Ferndale, WA


2. One of our absolute favorite places to visit is Home Farm Family in Birch Bay. This adorable, family-owned farm has the most fantastic farm stand and opportunities for picking your berries, flowers, and produce. Spend time gathering your fresh berries to make jam together later on or create a bouquet of their impressive flowers for someone special.  If you’re looking for a fun and educational outing for your family, their U-Pick farm is the ticket! 
Home Farm Family,  8020 Kickerville Rd. Blaine.
3. How about some apples?  Bellewood Farms is a family-operated apple farm committed to growing and producing high-quality local fruit for our community. With 31 acres of high-density orchard, home to approximately 25,000 apple trees and 21 different varieties, including our premier Honeycrisp. The farm includes a UPICK apple orchard, pumpkin patch, corn maze, cafe, and award-winning distillery.   This would be a great place to grab some lunch and enjoy the views.
They also have Holiday Weekends with Free Santa Pictures at Bellewood
December 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th.  
Bellewood Farms  6140 Guide Meridian Rd  Lynden, WA

4. Take a few hours to stroll through the Lynden Pioneer Museum.

The charming and fascinating Lynden Pioneer Museum is just a seven-minute drive from Oostema Farmstead.

Located on historic Front Street, the building itself is part of the rich history of early Lynden. Built in 1913, the structure was the location of an implement dealership and a blacksmith shop. Today it houses impressive collections, authentic dioramas, and a good dose of small-town charm. The Pioneer homestead exhibit gives the visitor a glimpse at what pioneer life might have been like in Whatcom County, with a life-sized replica of a homestead. An old barn exhibit leads right into a diorama of a typical pioneer kitchen, using items donated by local families. There is also a parlor featuring period furnishings and a Victorian-era bedroom. Also in this gallery is the military exhibit, featuring local military-related artifacts and memorabilia from as far back as the Civil War.

Museum Address: 217 Front Street Lynden, WA


5.  Breakfast at Avenue Bread (I personally love the Eggenues)  and check out the Waples Building, Originally built in 1914 and had a fire back in 2008. It was reconstructed and is now the home to Village Books, Cheeks, Overflow Taps, and Bellingham Baby Co. 

Or Breakfast at Rustlers Front Street Grill.  Another one of our favorites, especially if you want to try the Dutch Pancake called Pannekoeken.  


There are several options of things to do, just a short drive from the Farmstead.  To find out more read our Local Guide here:


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