Chuckanut Drive, Washington State

Chuckanut Drive is a scenic stretch of road in Northwestern Washington State that runs from Bellingham to Bow. Before it was completed in 1896, boat or train were the only options to get south of Whatcom County. This scenic road was once part of the Pacific Highway that ran from Vancouver, BC to San Diego. Today it is a popular spot for a leisurely drive and also offers a multitude of outdoor activities, including hiking and water sports.

This narrow, winding road cuts through a hilly, forested area with parks and scenic view points along the way. One such place is Chuckanut Mountain Park that offers trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians.

We started our trip at Chuckanut Village, a mostly residential area situated on Chuckanut Bay Pocket Estuary.

Also located in the village is Chuckanut Bay Gallery & Sculpture Garden. This beautiful gallery offers a wide variety of interesting items made by local artists. I could spend a fortune here!

Not far down the road we came to Woodstock Farm which has trails and beautiful views of Bellingham Bay.

Larrabee State Park is also located along the drive.

For my husband (aka theTravelerskether) and I, the highlight of Chuckanut Drive is our favorite restaurant, the Oyster Bar. This is our go to spot for special occasions or anytime we want a fabulous meal, and since we were celebrating his milestone birthday, we of course, had to stop for lunch. I have written about this restaurant before, click here to read more.

I highly recommend the Oyster Bar; the food, service and view are all spectacular.

Have you been to any of the places along Chuckanut Drive? As always, please leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

Stay safe and healthy,


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  1. Beautiful and it looks like the weather was nice! Chuckanut Drive is one of my favorite drives in Washington. Before Terri and I left for San Diego we took a drive out that way so she could take pictures and we took a picnic lunch with us. Lunch looks great!


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