Local Lynden, Our Home

Welcome to the Oostema Farmstead in the charming Dutch township of Lynden! We know that you want to soak up the sun and enjoy some outdoor fun while you’re here, and we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favorite activities:

Bellewood Farm Farmstead & Distillery:

Step into the country life at Bellewood Farms. Their farm store, distillery, gift shop, and cafe offer tasty treats from local farms in the Pacific Northwest. You’ll find locally grown products like wine, cider, cheese, and, of course, fruit! Plus, the sprawling apple and pear orchard is a sight to behold.

Lynden City Park:

Also known as Million Smiles Playground Park, this place is full of excitement. Skip rocks on Fishtrap Creek, have a picnic, and explore the playground. With a tot lot, climbing wall, swings, jungle gym, and a 35-foot tall treehouse with a slide, you’re in for a treat. You can even leave your mark on the playground, like many families before you!

Berthusen Park:

Berthusen Park is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. With trails and beautiful scenery surrounded by Cedar and Douglas fir trees, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy tale. Don’t forget the soaring swings for the kiddos!

Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail:

For a leisurely stroll through the community of Lynden, the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail is the perfect choice. Suitable for all skill levels and even welcoming furry friends on a leash, this 3-mile loop is a great way to take in the local scenery.

Homestead Golf & Country Club:

Golf enthusiasts, this one’s for you! The Homestead Golf & Country Club is a resort course that caters to all skill levels. The course has wide landing areas and multiple tees, with challenges like length, doglegs, and hidden hazards for those who want to test their skills. And don’t forget the par five finishing hole, which has been voted the best in the state!

Lynden Farmers Market:

Visit the Lynden Farmers Market for a taste of Whatcom County’s freshest produce, fruit, flowers, and handmade goods. This outdoor market is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between June and September.

Dutch Bakery and Avenue Bread:

Treat yourself to some baked goods at the Dutch Bakery, where the patio is always full of guests enjoying a sweet treat or two. Or, head to the newest and most beautiful cafe in historic downtown Lynden, Avenue Bread. You’ll love their delicious breakfast options, lunch specialties, and gourmet burgers.

Lynden Outdoor Festivities:

Mark your calendar for the Northwest Washington Fair in August, where you’ll find all the fair food you can handle, along with agricultural and farming sights, a Demolition Derby, and more! Or, join the fun at the Raspberry Festival in July, featuring live music, a food court, kids’ games, and plenty of vendors. And don’t forget the Antique Tractor and Machinery Show, where you can watch threshing, sawmill demonstrations, and much more. Plus, there’s a pedal tractor pull and a watermelon eating contest for the whole family to enjoy!

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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