Local

Draft of trail plan ready for new Lake Whatcom-area park

The view from Stewart Mountain horse riding trails, looking southwest over Lake Whatcom and Bellingham Bay in the background at right.
The view from Stewart Mountain horse riding trails, looking southwest over Lake Whatcom and Bellingham Bay in the background at right. For The Bellingham Herald

The third meeting to plan for Whatcom County’s newest park is Thursday, Nov. 5, at Bloedel Donovan Park.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the park, 2214 Electric Ave. in Bellingham.

The park is being made possible by the transfer of 8,844 acres of forestland around Lake Whatcom from the state to the county.

The goal is to provide non-motorized recreation, such as hiking, biking and horseback riding, and watershed protection for Lake Whatcom.

At the meeting, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department staff will give the draft plan for trail development.

Details: Rod Lamb, senior design and development supervisor for county parks, at 360-778- 5850 and parks@co.whatcom.wa.us.

Or go online to whatcomcounty.us and type “Lake Whatcom reconveyance” into the search window.

  Comments