Outdoors

Semiahmoo Spit: Stroll on gentle terrain and watch birds

Whatcom County's Semiahmoo Park is part of this saltwater sand spit. Bicycle or stroll along a 0.8-mile-long paved trail or explore the beach on either side of the spit.

Elevation gain: None.

Round trip: 1.5 to 3 miles.

Terrain: Easy. The path is wheelchair accessible.

Best time to hike: Year-round.

Highlights: See waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors overhead or look across Drayton Harbor to Mount Baker and across Semiahmoo Bay to White Rock, B.C.

Maps: Whatcom County Parks and Recreation.

Getting there: Take Interstate 5 north from Bellingham to exit 270 (Birch Bay-Lynden Road). Turn left and follow until road ends. Turn right on Harborview Road. Turn left on Lincoln Road and follow the signs to the Semiahmoo Resort.

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