The 10 Best Things to Do in Lynden, United States

November 17, 2017 Alice Mieles

Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Located within the Metropolitan Area of Bellingham, WA Named and established in 1874 near the site of the Nooksack Indian village Squahalish (Nooksack: Sqwehálich), the city of Lynden began as a pioneer settlement headed by Holden and Phoebe Judson.
Restaurants in Lynden

1. City Park (Million Smiles Playground Park)

8460 Depot Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-1400
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5 based on 51 reviews

City Park (Million Smiles Playground Park)

Reviewed By brifd1 - Everett, Washington

Just north of the historic downtown area and south of the airport and nice residential areas is this woodsy park.

Entering from the west, this is a great place to sit or lie down and read and/or for kids to play on a variety of creative structures. It's like you're in a world that's a bit away from where you came, particularly if you're a big city folk. It's a great place to practice mindfulness or to let your inner kid out.

2. Lynden Pioneer Museum

217 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264-1418 +1 360-354-3675
Excellent
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Lynden Pioneer Museum

Reviewed By Skipper3436 - Issaquah, Washington

We have discovered that local Museums often provide the best history of a community. One will find that the community of Lynden has a uniquely patriotic history based on hard work, American values paid for in blood and sweat over two World Wars, The agricultural history that is represented in technology and innovation is breath taking, This small museum is worth spending as many as three hours wandering the history of this small Washington City that attracts as many Canadians as Americans. The city itself is a destination spot with a real Dutch flavor and spotless streets and shops. Just a 20 minute drive from I-5 or Bellingham and you will treat yourself to a Northwest treasure. The people are friendly, the services are first class and the town feels like home used to.

3. BelleWood Acres

6140 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9614 +1 360-318-7720
Excellent
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

BelleWood Acres

Welcome to our Farm, Store & Distillery! We are open year-round and host many special events and festivals throughout the year. Check our website for a complete listing of events. Apples and Cider: We have twenty apple varieties to delight the most discerning palates. From the early varieties, to the last ones picked, we harvest at the peak of flavor. Come and taste the difference freshness makes. Artisan Distillery: Our spirits are award winning and hand crafted in small batches from our own apples. Tasting room open daily and tours offered every weekend.Bistro & Bakery:The BelleWood Bistro features light breakfast and lunch menus that include homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, delicious treats, apple cider donuts & fruit/cheese plates. We also serve beer, wine, ciders and cocktails using spirits made in our distillery.

Reviewed By Kathair - Ferndale, Washington

Bellewood Acres grows lots of apples, sell apples as apples, but also sells apples as cider and distilled spirits. We recently took a distillery tour, which was thoroughly enjoyable and educational. Apples are not yet ripe, so we didn't see the pressing, etc. (we will return for another tour then) but were able to follow the apple juice from pressed cider, to fermented cider to distilled spirits. The equipment is attractive, and the guide was an informed and engaged individual. We tasted small amounts of raw fermented cider as well as raw distillate from the middle distillation (the one they use to proceed to spirits) and finished vodka, gin, whiskey, and cordials. I am not a spirits drinker, but they all tasted better to me than what I'd had mass commercially - more fruity & flavorful. The rest of the establishment was also enjoyable. There is a gift shop, restaurant (snack place, really) and the grounds, which you are able to walk around on. They have a fall festival with pumpkin patch, etc. which would be fun for the kids, and we plan to return.

4. Jansen Art Center

321 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264-1918 +1 360-354-3600
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5 based on 16 reviews

Jansen Art Center

Reviewed By Davidb1057

Jansen Art Center was renovated about two years ago I'm told. Wow have they ever done a wonderful job in renovating. The restoration, choice of colors on the walls, the beautifully restored wood floors, furniture and addition of the Firehall Cafe was a REAL TREAT!

Each room displayed a different artist's work. Each room had it's own feel and personality. The art work was pleasantly displayed. Not crowded. Comfortable. You just don't find many of these grand old buildings with their architectural grandeur that you don't find in buildings built today.

In addition, the Firehall Cafe was a real treat. The lower level seating was done up in bold red chairs, tables with painted canvas tops covered by glass and the Barista bar faced with corrugated polished steel with wonderful accent colors, textures and artifacts were a nice touch. The upper seating provided for (if I remember right) wing-backed conversation chairs and tables with an access to an outdoor raised deck with tables chairs and umbrella's. Very well done again.

I really enjoyed our visit to this old gem of a building and art center.

5. Homestead Golf & Country Club

115 E Homestead Blvd, #104, Lynden, WA 98264-9243 +1 360-354-1196
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4 based on 22 reviews

Homestead Golf & Country Club

Located just on the outskirts of Lynden, Homestead Golf and Country Club winds its way across what was once fertile dairy land and is now one of the real surprises of Northwest Washington golf. This is a true 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 best par 5 finishing hole in the state. We welcome you to join us.

Reviewed By 89kathy - Boston, Massachusetts

I didn't actually golf,but did stay on the grounds.it was well maintained,the facilities were really nice.the exercise room pool and Jacuzzi were also done up well.i am not a golfer but wished I was to be able to use the green very picturesque

6. Berthusen Park

8837 Berthusen Rd, Lynden, WA 98264-9714 +1 360-354-6717
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Berthusen Park

Reviewed By brifd1 - Everett, Washington

Located just west of the intersections of state routes 539 (Guide-Meridian) and 546 (Badger Road), this gem is located NNW of the City of Lynden. It's as if this forested area was carved out of the vast farmland that surrounds it. You're taken into a world away as you drive into this forested park, which - per the entrance sign - is open from dawn to dusk.

Per the brochure, there are 236 acres in this park, "including 30 acres of Old
Growth Forest that the Berthusens never cleared. This is the only known remaining tract of Old Growth Forest in lower Whatcom County. It has a rich diversity of native trees, bushes and ground covers. Bertrand Creek, a beautiful salmon stream, meanders peacefully through the property." There are several miles of trails, antique machinery, and facilities that include:

• Two kitchen shelters and an open-sided shelter available for rental (To reserve the shelters call the Lynden Park Department at 354-6717 Monday to Friday 9:00-4:00)
• Playground and ball field
• Huge historic barn with displays
• Puget Sound Antique Tractor Association display and event grounds

It's also a lovely place just to spend some time and relax. I plan to explore it more the next time that I'm in the Lynden area!

7. Lynden Performing Arts Guild

655 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264-1900 +1 360-354-4425
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5 based on 3 reviews

The Claire vg Thomas Theatre is the home of the Lynden Performing Arts Guild, a non-profit community theatre group. We produce at least 4 shows a year in this intimate 150 seat theatre.

Reviewed By Ka H - Bellingham, Washington

I saw Little Shop of Horror this past spring.
For a little hometown theater, the cast did an excellent job. They had energy and enthusiasm and the audience seemed to enjoy the fun.
I've seen many show at the Clair vg Thomas Theater and enjoyed them.
The ambiance and intimancy of the small venue compliments shows.

8. Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail

Lynden, WA 98295
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5 based on 2 reviews

Jim Kaemingk Sr. Trail

Reviewed By GoAlong2 - Seattle, Washington

This paved path winds through Lynden along Fishtrap Creek. A little less than a mile in length, it connects the City Park (with an excellent playground, picnic area, and restrooms) to the sports fields at Bender street. The tree lined path is mostly in the shade and is wide enough to accommodate bicycles and walkers. There are some bridges over the creek as well as benches and spots to splash in the water along the way. We had a lot of fun with our kids biking between the parks and enjoying the path. There are branch paths off into the neighborhoods, so there were plenty of short side paths to explore along the way, including going along the edge of the Homestead golf course to stop by the duck pond to see the baby ducklings and goslings with their parents.

9. Lynden Skateway

421 Judson Street Aly, Lynden, WA 98264-1933 +1 360-354-3851
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5 based on 2 reviews

Lynden Skateway

Reviewed By mommysunshine - washington state

We had plans for a family winter walk but the freezing rain deterred us. So we made a last minute plan to go skating. Friendly staff. Reasonable prices. We went mid day Friday over Christmas holiday. Lots of families with kids of all ages bit not too crowded. Classic skate rink atmosphere. We headed to the Dutch bakery afterwards for an extra treat.

10. Heroes Resource

103 3rd St, Lynden, WA 98264-1408 +1 360-318-0304
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5 based on 2 reviews

Heroes Resource

Reviewed By jakobthies77 - Washington, Pennsylvania

whenever I visit I feel like I walk through the front door of my house. The employees make me feel at home along with the environment.

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