Fall and winter are times for brisk outdoor fun and indoor playtime. Hide the remote and those pesky online devices and start enjoying a new activity. Here are a few suggestions.
The perfect accessory for your home could come from your own inner artist. Sit down with a cup of steaming tea and paint a polka-dot vase, or try a self-portrait on a dinner plate. Great for kids’ birthday parties or moms’ nights out.
Stroll through Bayview
For a peep at the past, take in the scenery at Bayview Cemetery. Tall trees and the antiquated gravestones of Bellingham’s founders keep you company on your walk. Stop and marvel under the wings of the stunning angel monument. Also good for taking little ones biking.
Ski Mount Baker
Just a little more than an hour away from Bellingham, Mt. Baker Ski Area offers skiers and snowboarders the thrills of the snow-filled season. Lessons are available, too.
Picnic at the beach
Pack a picnic to eat on the beach at Semiahmoo in Blaine or at Boulevard Park in Fairhaven.
Visit the Lightcatcher
Whatcom Museum’s ecofriendly Lightcatcher building houses state-of-the-art touring exhibits and a Family Interactive Gallery. With its expansive exhibit space and a café, gift shop and open courtyard, it’s a prominent player in the downtown cultural district.
Enjoy electric experiences
See a replica of the radio room from the Titanic, cozy up in a 1930s parlor or listen to a 1926 recording of Jack Dempsey in the ring. Interactive and multisensory, the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention’s electricity and radio artifacts span three centuries.
Discover a new skill
Whatcom Community College’s Community Education classes are so varied that there’s no excuse to say you are bored this fall and winter. You can learn a new language, improve your dance skills or become tech-savy about your computer.