If you take time to “smell the roses,” you'll enjoy the floral fragrance and beauty of downtown Lynden. Hanging baskets, flower pots, and shady trees adorn the community's sidewalks from spring through fall.
Lynden provides plenty of choices for those who prefer a relaxed pace of life, as well as those who are a bit more adventurous. Many ideas are listed in maps and brochures available at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center office – located downtown at the corner of Sixth and Front streets – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (360) 354-5995.
A Few Options
- Visit the Lynden Pioneer Museum – at 217 Front St. The museum offers a vintage collection of antique vehicles, farm equipment, and horse-drawn carriages, plus displays featuring the military, agriculture, and Front Street as it appeared many years ago..
- Walk, bicycle or roller blade along the Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail as it follows tree-lined Fishtrap Creek from Bender Fields into Lynden City Park.
- Bring your children or grandchildren to the Million Smiles Playground located in Lynden City Park. With over 25 different activities, this 22,000 square foot play area was built with donations and volunteer labor in only 9 days!
- If you don't find enough trees there, experience old-growth cedars by walking or bicycling through Berthusen Park, located just several miles west of Lynden. See the over 100 year old National Historic Berthusen Barn. Berthusen Park is also home to the Antique Tractor and Machinery Show the first weekend in August.
- Are you looking for some fun indoor exercise? Try some roller skating/blading at Lynden Skateway.
- Stroll through a variety of stores offering antiques, clothings, games and treasures.
- Go swimming, run on a treadmill or lift weights at the Lynden YMCA.
- Learn more about the area's agricultural riches while sampling berries, cheese, wine, or hazelnuts local farms. Call the Chamber, (360) 354-5995, for details.
- Shoot a round of golf at one of Whatcom County's numerous courses, including Homestead Golf & Country Club in Lynden and Raspberry Ridge Golf Course, just four miles south of the city.
- Enjoy three beautiful works of art: Phoebe Judson's painting inside the Lynden Post Office; the bright and whimsical 142-foot-long Dutch mural on the building next to the post office; and the historical mural on the wall of Grandiflora of white settlers who came up the Nooksack River to Lynden.
- Lynden and the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds host many family oriented events... please have a look at our event calendar.
- If all of that is not enough to keep you moving, check out Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism to keep you and the family smiling and having fun. www.bellingham.org