Local Lynden, Our Home

The dutch township of Lynden is home to The Oostema Farmstead. There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities to boost your vitamin D intake while you stay with us.

Let us share with you a few of our favorites:

Bellwood Farm Farmstead & Distillery:

Experience the country charm of Bellewood Farms. Their farm store, distillery, gift shop, and cafe features tasty goods from local farms in the Pacific Northwest.

Their country market is full of locally grown products including local wines, hard ciders, gourmet cheese, and much more. You’ll love their premium quality seasonal fruit, grown right there on the farm, the largest apple and pear orchard in Western Washington.

Lynden City Park:

Also known as, Million Smiles Playground Park, is full of tall conifer trees, rocks for skipping on Fishtrap Creek, and picnicking with friends and family.

The playground features a tot lot, climbing wall, swings, jungle gym, a castle maze, and a 35ft. tall treehouse with a slide. Many children have left their handprints in the playground and families and businesses left their names etched into a picket fence marking a memory of fun for generations to come.

Berthusen Park:

If you’re wanting to go on an adventure outdoors, but don’t want to go too far, Berthusen is the place! You get trails upon trails, and just beautiful scenery surrounded by large Cedar and Douglas fir trees! Playgrounds with soaring swings for the kiddos! It is a beautiful place, full of life and adventure! Great for parties too!

Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail: Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail through the community of Lynden. The trail is suitable for all skill levels and primarily used for leisure walking. Dogs kept on a leash are also welcome!

Homestead Golf & Country Club:

Is a beautiful resort course with wide landing areas and multiple tees for the recreational golfer and length, doglegs, and hidden hazards to challenge players with some game. And it is the only course in Washington with a par five that plays into an island green. This beautiful finishing hole has been voted the best par 5 finishing hole in the state.

Lynden Farmers Market:

Summer weekends present fresh produce, fruit, and flowers that have been grown in Whatcom County. Along with handmade goods and prepared foods, eggs, dairy, and meat products.
Saturdays 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
June 6 – September 26

Dutch Bakery:

Sunny days guarantee that the patio will be full of guests enjoying a treat or two while chatting and people watching on Front Street.

Avenue Bread:

The newest and most beautiful cafe rests in historic downtown Lynden. A full open kitchen serves everything from Eggenues for breakfast, french dip for lunch, and our gourmet burgers for dinner. Slide up a patio chair and enjoy the hometown comfort.

Lynden outdoor festivities include:

Northwest Washington Fair in August

It will fill you with all the fair food you can handle while you explore all the agriculture and farming sights from cows and horses to veggies and crafts. (complete with a Demolition Derby) Who doesn’t love the fair?

Raspberry Festival in July

includes TWO music stages, a Food Court, games for the kids, local kids basketball tournament, and assorted vendors. Cool off with a bowl of fresh Edaleen Dairy Ice Cream & freshly picked raspberries!

Antique Tractor and Machinery Show 

There is threshing, sawmill demonstrations, gas engines, tractor pulling, antique vehicles, bookstore, corn grinding, steam engines, blacksmithing, and more! Pedal tractor pull, candy scramble, watermelon eating! A day of family fun.

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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