The Homestead Golf & Country Club is located on the outskirts of Lynden. Soft winds wash over the once-fertile dairy land that is now one of the real treasures of Northwest Washington golf. The resort 18-hole course features wide landing areas, multiple tees, doglegs and hidden hazards to challenge players with some game. Homestead is also the only course in Washington with a par five that plays into an island green.
Lynden City Park is also known as Million Smiles Playground Park. City Park has been a place of enjoyment for decades for generations, and now visitors are welcomed to the fun. Favorite activities include hiking among the tall conifer trees, skipping rocks in Fishtrap Creek and picnicking with friends and family.
The Mission of the Northwest Washington Fair is to ensure that "the community celebrates its agricultural heritage, creates memories, learns and is entertained." It succeeds on every level each year, when families stream in for the art and clothing booths, concerts, hypnotists, face painters, deep fried food and rides!
BelleWood Acres invites Lynden visitors out to their farm to learn how they grow their fruit, pack it, store it and juice it! Along with apples, they also have pears, pumpkins, sweet corn, pickling cucumbers and much more. The farm is simply 10 minutes from Lynden and is open year-round. BelleWood also has an onsite distillery.
The 1920's era building now housing the Jansen Art Center was once home to the Lynden City Hall and Fire Hall. The structure has since been completely transformed into the Jansen Art Center, becoming a place for artists to create, teach, share and engage the community in appreciation of the arts.
Northwoods Casino is arguably one of Lynden's main attractions. With more than 450 slot machines, two restaurants and a full service bar, it's easy to see why. Plus, each day they offer incentives like Reward Points multipliers, dining specials, fun promotions and all your favorite games.
Silver Reef Casino is located only 20 minutes away in Ferndale. There are player friendly rules and table limits, along with weekly promotion events. Tournaments take place every week, as well as special events, giveaways and more. You'll never get bored with 1200 slots and 20 of the best table games.
Also located nearby Ferndale is the Sardis Raptor Center. They host educational programs that provide viewers with the rare opportunity to see a variety of magnificent birds up close. Learn about their habitats, their roles in the environment and much more. Since their inception, the programs have gained enormous popularity all over Washington in fairs, private and public schools systems, colleges, and other groups wishing to learn about raptors.
Twenty minutes away from Lynden is the popular city of Bellingham. One of Bellingham's treasures is Whatcom Falls park. Situated around Whatcom creek, the waters run through different phases, including a series of waterfalls for which the park was named. Explore the lush, ancient growth forest that is active with joggers, walkers, picnickers and people walking their dogs. There is also a playground and tennis court.
Dutch Mother's was voted "Best Breakfast" in Lynden, won "Best Pie" in America and has almost 30 years of home cooking experience! They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with hearty portions and old world specialties. Have a feast of traditional, delicious pannekoeken, yummy soups and more.
Partnered with the Steakhouse9, The 9Bistro features a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, amber lighting, and a lounge. The New American menu serves prime meats, fresh seafood, and cool salads. Enjoy entrees like the Sirloin Steak and Shoestring Fries, BBQ Pork Ribs, Halibut Fish Tacos, Scallop's Mornay, and more. Also find pizza and sandwiches.
Nami Asian Bistro crafts exquisite pieces of culinary art, specializing in everything from sushi and sashimi to decedant rolls and teriyaki bentos. Begin each meal with miso soup and libations, followed by delights like yakisoba, bento, tempura and rolls. The Monkey Ball and Avaocado Bomb Rolls are local favorites.
Craving the perfect crust, fresh toppings and a wealth of great coupons for discounts? Then Westside is the answer. They use only the best of ingredients, from their signature tomato sauce using premium California tomatoes, to their freshly-grated 100% real mozzarella cheese. The produce is all hand-selected and freshly-cut.
The Firehall Café is part of Jansen Art Center. Enjoy a coffee or iced tea and sit back to relax in the peaceful red leather. They serve a menu of gourmet breakfast sandwiches, paninis, soups, salads, wraps and appetizers. They also have a variety of Washington wines and two rotating taps from local breweries.
Lynden Dutch Bakery makes the vast majority of their baked goods from scratch, from their old-fashioned cookies, pies and scones, to their popular speculaas recipe. The goodies are endless: treat yourself to muffins, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, almond sticks, and more.
Katz invites guests to peruse their impressive collection of vintage books while sipping on the fresh-roasted coffee. They back up their claim of freshness by roasting the coffee right in the store. In addition, they have a selection of bottled beverages for the non-coffee drinker.
NYP Restaurant & Bar is a classy, unpretentious venue serving gourmet New York-style pizza, burgers, pastas and more. Choose your drinks from the full bar during Happy Hour, seasonal specials, or during their lunch deals. Their signature Martini Cocktail Shooters are a staple.
At Bob’s Burgers & Brew, your palate will find a new home with over 20 gourmet beef and chicken burgers, as well as hand-selected cod. They also serve sandwiches with French rolls! For those seeking lighter fare, look to their garden fresh salads. Hang out in the lounge with signature cocktails, cold beer on tap and plasma televisions.
Birch Bay Square is in the town of Custer, combining the aspects of a lifestyle center and destination center into one accessible location. Find national, name-brand outlets, popular boutiques, trendy cafés, home and garden shops, specialty shops and restaurants. Names include Bob's Burger & Brew, Jack in the Box, The Wood's Coffee, Bass, Van Heusen and more.
Northwood Market will meet your convenience store needs as you prepare for the ultimate Lynden vacation. This is the place to pop in for the toiletries you forgot to pack before you left home. It's also a good place to pick up a few items to eat in your room when you just don't feel like going out.
Bellingham International Airport (BLI ), 15 minutes away. Abbotsford International Airport (YXX ), 16 miles away. Vancouver International Airport (YVR ), 44 miles away. The closest Airport Bellingham has several car rental companies in the area like Budget Rent A Car, Avis, Hertz and the like. Futhermore, there are shuttle services available. The most popular ones are: Airporter Shuttle / Bellair Charters +1 866 235 5247 Quick Coach Lines Ltd. +1 800 665 2122 Of course, you can also get a taxi waiting in front of the airport.