Local Area Attractions Near Lynden / Bellingham KOA Journey
The Lynden KOA is centrally located to so many things; with the Puget Sound and San Juan islands to the southwest, we are at the feet of Mt. Baker to the east and the gateway to British Columbia, Canada, just to our north. The town of Lynden, founded by Dutch and Scandinavian settlers and surrounded by farm fields with mountain views, Lynden's historic downtown has windmills, restaurants, shops, an art center, and a museum. Lynden boasts the annual NW Washington fair, as well as many other local events. As if that already wasn't enough to do in Lynden, nearby are parks, ice cream shops, and a distillery! It is a 30-minute drive from Bellingham or a two-hour drive from Seattle. If you are coming in from British Columbia, it is a mere 10-minute drive from the Canadian/US border crossing at Aldergrove. The Lynden KOA and the town of Lynden are definitely worth your trip!
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. Simply a fantastic small down museum, worth checking out.
217 front street
Lynden, WA 98264
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 and 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, a boat exhibit, and a Dahlia garden. Families will enjoy short interpretive hiking trails and playgrounds—also the home of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association.
8837 Berthusen Road
Lynden, WA 98264
Lynden, as well as its nearby town of Bellingham, are great places for the antique shopper. The perfect places to find that old treasure you have been searching for!
Local Area Recreation Near Lynden / Bellingham KOA Journey
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
Fishing is plentiful in the San Juan Islands. There are charters available, as well as locations along the shore for day excursions.
Nooksack River Fishing
The Nooksack river runs from the Mt. Baker area and cascades its way through several parts of Whatcom county. Fishing here is very popular, and there are many locations to choose from. The best part is, locations are an easy day excursion away.
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. Cruises, charters, whale watching and tours are available.
Whatcom County with its regional malls and specialty shops won't disappoint you.