Local Area Attractions
Lynden Dutch Village
Lynden’s Dutch theme is prevalent in a restored downtown business district and annual festivals celebrating Lynden’s Dutch heritage.
Lynden Pioneer Museum
Open year-round and features replica early-century Lynden shops, a pioneer farm setting, Indian burial relics, a gun collection, a military room, a 25 foot "History of the World" scroll, old photos, and a basement full of restored vehicles. Information about the Lynden Pioneer Museum is available at their website.
Queen Juliana Theatre (live plays)
The Lynden Performing Arts Guild offers four plays each year at Queen Juliana Theatre, located in Dutch Village Mall.
Berthusen Park is a natural park of 236 acres with miles of trails through forest lands. It is the original homestead of Hans and Lida Berthusen is located 1 1/2 miles northwest of downtown Lynden. The featured attraction is the Berthusen’s 1913 cross-beam barn with antique farm equipment, boat exhibit, and dahlia garden. Families will enjoy short interpretive hiking trails and playgrounds. Also the home of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association.
Hike, picnic, and play sports at this 241-acre park situated along Whatcom Creek. Features include a waterfall, juvenile fishing pond, and a fish hatchery.
Local Area Activities
The local area is an ideal location for a golfing getaway, boasting the most golf courses per capita of any northwestern county. There are 13 golf courses within a 10 to 45 minute drive. This is a golfer's paradise! Nine holes to a unique 27-hole challenge.
Ocean Charter Fishing
Check out Captain Monty of the San Juan Islands.
Rafting - Canoeing - Sailing - Kayaking
Rent a sailboat or kayak to explore private coves, or join a charter trip to the San Juan Islands or Victoria. River rafting is very popular and accessible as well. Cruises, charters and tours are available.
Whatcom County with its regional malls and specialty shops won’t disappoint you.
Lynden and Bellingham have many wonderful antique stores available for you to find those aged hidden treasures.
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Farmer's Day Parade
Lynden's Farmer's Day Parade is one of the longest running parades in the northwest. It is held as a salute to those who feed us and enhance us. An eclectic managerie of cars, bands, trucks, tractors and horses. The parade begins at 10:30 A.M. and runs along Front Street from 10th Street to 3rd Street.
Northwest Washington Fair
The Northwest Washington Fair is Lynden's biggest entertainment attraction. Drawing nearly a quarter of a million pleople annually during the third week in August. The emphasis of the fair is mainly agricultural, with entertainment and exhibits filling the 35 acre fairground on Front Street. For additional information contact (360) 354-4111 or visit www.nwwafair.com
Lighted Christmas Parade
Lynden's 24th Annual holiday celebration begins at 6:00 P.M. with the beloved Lighted Christmas Parade. Visitors are treated to holiday carolers and a dazzling display of lighted truks, cars, floats, farm equipment and more! The procession starts at Fairway Center and travels Front Street through downtown. In addition all over town there are special lighted displays. Come and join us for Lynden in lights.