Introduction to Bellingham, Washington
Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom county, is 80 miles N of Seattle, Washington.
The name of this area was derived from the bay on which it is situated. George Vancouver, who landed here in June 1792, named the bay after Sir William Bellingham who worked for the Royal Navy as a controller of the storekeeper's account. The earliest white settlers arrived in 1854. In November 1903, the four towns around Bellingham Bay, Whatcom, Sehome, Bellingham, and Fairhaven, were consolidated and incorporated as Bellingham.
Bellingham and nearby Attractions
- Whatcom Falls Park
- American Museum of Radio and Electricity
- Bellingham Railway Museum
- Larrabee State Park
- Lake Whatcom
Things To Do In Bellingham
Those interested in outdoor recreation can visit the Whatcom Falls Park which encompasses the Whatcom Creek Gorge. It has many miles of walking trails and four sets of waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, and hiking. There are also several interesting museums in the area which are dedicated to various subjects such as local history, art, the railways, etc. Skiing is another activity which can be enjoyed at Mount Baker Ski Area.
Bellingham International Airport is nearby.
Bellingham Higher Education
Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Northwest Indian College provide higher education.