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Celebrating Mothers Day in Ferndale

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VanderYacht Park (photo: Discover Ferndale)

At the time of writing this, the weather forecast for Sunday, May 10 (or Mothers Day to many) is for a beautiful sunny day after morning clouds. So it only makes sense to celebrate Mothers Day while enjoying the beauty of Ferndale. Fortunately, Ferndale offers several wonderful places to go and some are exceptionally well-suited if you are bringing kids and/or the family dog along while others are better suited for leisurely strolls or drives. 

Here are some suggestions for places to go and things to do (map at the bottom):

    • Hovander Homestead Park
      • Trails for walking and biking
      • Picnic tables
      • Playground
      • Off-leash dog park (far north end of park by boat launch)
      • Fishing access (north end of park)
      • Gardens
      • Farm and barnyard animals
      • Observation tower



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    • Pioneer Park
      • Playground
      • BMX Bike Park
      • Open space for family sports



    • Gulf Road Beach
      • A mile of loose rock shoreline to walk
      • Beach combing
      • View of San Juan Islands across the Strait of Georgia


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    • Lummi Shore Drive
      • This is a easy yet gorgeous drive on a sunny day
      • View of Bellingham across Bellingham Bay
      • There are some places to park and explore the shore


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