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Lovely, winding drive with a few views

We caught the drive just past Bow and drove it up to Fairhaven. The drive was lovely, and there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tinnamarie
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Olathe, Kansas
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Beautiful drive

This is a spectacular drive from the farm landscape of the Skagit Valley to the Fairhaven section... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MOG808
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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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.
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State Highway 11, Bellingham, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the drive just past Bow and drove it up to Fairhaven. The drive was lovely, and there were maybe three stops with lookouts over the water. At one of them, you have to climb the rocks to the south of the parking area...More

1  Thank tinnamarie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a spectacular drive from the farm landscape of the Skagit Valley to the Fairhaven section of Bellingham. There amazing views of Samish Bay and the drive is beautifully forested and shady.

Thank MOG808
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely drive on a sunny day. Took it as scenic route on drive from Whiterock Canada to visit La Conner , Washington. Took Hwy 20 and 5 home. La Conner...what a great place for a walkabout and very different shopping. Lunch at...More

Thank mrs2080
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view, the hiking, the immersion into Chuckanut Bay right off the Drive itself, inspired me to write my bestselling novel, “Chuckanut Dream.”

Thank martinbQ6903UU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove this by happenstance and did not regret it. Beautiful drive from oyster beds and tidal flats of the Samish lowlands to Fairhaven Historic District. Some older small communities are set along the way and feel like they are still back in time (my favorite...More

1  Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't say enough about this Gorgeous - mountain drive with beautiful views of the Chuckanut Bay. a must do! Don't miss it!

Thank shotwellsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Bellingham and was told to make sure we drove Chuckanut drive. So we started from one end and drove the whole distance, turned around in Bow WA and went back the other direction making some stops along the way at different parks...More

1  Thank Jade M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took this drive towards Anacortes and oak habour, it's a nice drive with various view points and small little villages, a nice way to go south not taking I5 if you have the time

Thank Samuel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and incredible drive. Oyster bar great place to stop. Drive slow to enjoy the view. Pull over at stops.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Except for a couple of poor drivers well over the yellow line on blind corners, this scenic, windy & peaceful drive from Burlington to Fairhaven is well worth the experience.

Thank Lorne N
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fefa1986
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
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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
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