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wonderful drive

One of our favorite drives. Wonderful drive in spring, summer, and fall. Never have driven in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gold Bar, Washington
Beautiful Alternate Route

If your looking for a beautiful, but much slower, way south from Bellingham, I recommend Chuckanut... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bellingham, Washington
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Chuckanut Drive is located between Bow and Fairhaven (Bellingham), WA. Built in 1909, as an original scenic roadway, above Chuckanut Bay.
State Highway 11, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of our favorite drives. Wonderful drive in spring, summer, and fall. Never have driven in winter. Curvy 2 lane drive among the trees.

Thank sandy12
Reviewed 5 days ago

If your looking for a beautiful, but much slower, way south from Bellingham, I recommend Chuckanut Dr. Once you get out of town and beyond the houses you're treated to a beautiful view of the water and islands. There's a state park along the way...More

Thank WashingtonMcgee
Reviewed 6 days ago

we took this lovely route on our pnw hidden gem food tour. wild turns! stunning views! stopped by chuckanut manor and taylor shelfish. great day trip!

Thank Junebabyj N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Winding two lane road along the Chuckanut bluffs looking out to the San Juan islands. Fab hikes, short or steep. Oyster Dome is the premiere hike. Larrabee State Park is oldest state park in Wahington. This is a half hour ride not to be missed.

Thank carolehanaway
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have heard about this must do drive for a few years and this past weekend decided to do it. Having boon hundreyof scenic drives, we were very much looking forward to it. However, this is way over hyped. While it is nice, it is...More

3  Thank SFGiants2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When going south from Seattle, get off I5 and take the scenic Chuckanut Drive. Enjoy the scenery and take it easy on the curves. This time is most beautiful as the trees are in autumn boom.

1  Thank Don L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chuckanut Drive is a very scenic drive with a wealth of greenery, cliffs, views of the bay and the islands. Now that it is autumn, the drive is breathtaking with all the different colors of fall. Be careful of the winding roads and the...More

1  Thank wemmjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Literally passed through, heading south, on the recommendation of friend. Well worth it, was so pretty!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible views of the bay, islands, and hills from a twisting cliffside drive. Tall pine trees add to the beauty. This is one of the most scenic drives in Washington.

1  Thank Arlene R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go back to the Fragrance Lake hike over and over again. While hiking I get to stop at the viewpoint that looks over the island and then head up too the lake for an awesome destination before coming back. I love selling homes to...More

1  Thank Shannon2703
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Julie E
12 September 2018|
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Response from busconi | Reviewed this property |
Several nice places to eat. At the start of your drive you will be in the Fairhaven area of Bellingham. Great spot to walk about and look at the shops. Lots of restaurants to choose from here. About half... More
25 May 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Just north of Burlington Highway 11 connects with Interstate 5. This is where you would get on. But, You will need to drive nearly all the way into Bellingham before you can safely turn into one of the housing developments... More
James L
17 May 2018|
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Response from Steven I | Reviewed this property |
Unless you wish to have the possibility of a head on collision, do not attempt to cross Chuckanut to get to the pull outs that are on the southbound direction. I have driven both northwards and southwards on Chuckanut... More