May 4, 2022

Amy Guerra, Marketing Director
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
(360) 671-3990 ext 208

Travel Expert Rick Steves Explores Trails at the Top Northwest Corner of His Home State of Washington in New Video Episode

Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County announces the release of the fourth of four video segments hosted by Rick Steves which feature his explorations of Whatcom County, Washington. Episode four, “Outdoor Adventures Inside Bellingham City Limits,” shows Steves roaming the maintained trails of Bellingham and even playing the state of Washington’s official sport: pickleball. Steves discovers 80+ miles of walks through forests and ferns, by lakes and waterfalls, and along Bellingham Bay while learning about the sporting events and community culture of the region. The episode can be found at also at  

This fourth episode was filmed, directed, and produced by Pollack Pictures of Bellingham, WA, under the creative direction of Seattle Times Content Studio, Rick Steves, and Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County.  

As an example of what is in all four segments, Steves visits a working oyster farm (Drayton Harbor Oyster Farm), learns about turning Washington apples into alcohol (Bellewood Farms), plays an original 1927 movie palace Wurlitzer pipe organ (Mount Baker Theatre), and visits a waterfall with a WPA-era bridge in the heart of Bellingham (Whatcom Falls Park). Steves’ fans can find all four videos at

Whatcom County is in the top northwest corner of the state of Washington, bordering both Canada and the Salish Sea. Some experiences and places featured in these videos include the bayside Chrysalis Inn, Bellwether Hotel, Blaine by the Sea, Boundary Bay Brewery, Sustainable Connections’ Eat Local Initiatives, Peace Arch State Park, Downtown Bellingham Arts District, Fairhaven District, Lynden farmlands, the Schooner Zodiac, Whatcom Museum, Spark Museum of Electricity, Whatcom Events’ races, the facilities and managed areas of City of Bellingham Parks Department, and the gorgeous coast regions of Whatcom County. 

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism is an independent, 501 (c)(6) nonprofit economic development organization whose purpose is to improve the economy by marketing Bellingham Whatcom County as a premier, year-round visitor, sports, outdoor recreation, arts and cultural, and meetings destination, which supports all travel, tourism, and hospitality businesses and nonprofits in Whatcom County.  

        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
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904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990

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