Bellingham Admin | 02/07/2011 | Insider Blogs |   

Big Rock Garden to Silver Beach

It was a gorgeous day, so we decided to head out with the kids.  Looking for something we hadn't done before, we picked Big Rock Garden as our destination. We passed it the first time, not quite seeing the park entrance sign as it's off of a residential road and the park itself is tucked back in the trees.  Once we got back to it, however, we found the little parking lot and headed in. The kids enjoyed running around the paths of the garden and checking out the art.  They liked standing in the gazebo and yelling to hear their voices echo, poking their faces through the sculptures with open spaces the little faces could fit through, and running along the deck that allows you to enjoy the view of Lake Whatcom. Once we made a few passes through the garden, we decided to check out the trail system to the east and saw signs for Silver Beach.  We followed a well-groomed path with very small hills through the trees and kept along the Silver Beach path, which led us right to Silver Beach Elementary school.  There were some families and people with dogs in the field, a man and his kids playing basketball and a toddler with her parents at the playground. My kids made a mad dash for the playground as we emerged from the woods into the clearing, and my boys really liked the "spider web" climbing structure.  We spent a good half hour playing and climbing before we decided to head back along the trail to our car. It made for a great mini-adventure on a beautiful day and it's one I'm sure we will do again soon! 

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Visitor Center Located at I-5 Exit 253 - Check Hours
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990

Places to Stay
Getting Here
Read Blogs

Photo Contest
Move Here
Contact Us
Tourism Talk

Industry Resources
Join as a Member
Media Inquiries
Host Groups & Events
About Us
Site by Drozian Webworks
©2024 Visit Bellingham Whatcom County