Oh the battle of trying to figure out if a place is stroller friendly before you load up the kid and drive all the way out and then hope that the trail is stroller-able for more than 500 feet. Bellingham has got some great stroller trails, probably the most of anywhere in Western Washington. So let me give you a few of my favorites that I have rolled my big wheeling stroller down.
How Busy on a Nice Day? Moderately Busy
Straight trail, no loop, ~2 miles
Lots of dogs, usually off leash
I love the Hertz trail in Lake Whatcom Park, it is one of my favorites year round because it gets nice sun on those cold winter afternoons and still has shade in the summer. Mainly, I love walking along the water. This is one of the most peaceful trails, the perfect spot for a break from the sounds of the city as you won’t even hear a car. In spring and summer it is filled with little Pine White butterflies and little lavender butterflies that no one has...
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