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Outdoor Activities

Looking for fun activities that get the entire family outside for the day?  Kid insider is the only local resource for all family oriented outdoor activities in Whatcom County.  From biking and hiking to visiting our local farms, you are bound to find something that will interest even the most tech-addicted kid!

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More Fun Outings

There are so many family activities available to us in beautiful Whatcom County! Here are a few more Kid insider favorites!

  • Bird Watching
  • Geocaching
  • Golf
  • Paintball
  • Speedway


The North Cascades Audubon Society has a great website that lists all the birds you could ever hope to see here in Whatcom County. The Society also sponsors bird watching field trips on many weekends. Although dogs are discouraged on the hikes, we're sure that kids are encouraged!

The Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism has complied a nice list for seeing birds in our area. 

Winter is prime viewing time for the migrations of snow geese and trumpeter swans in the Whatcom County. The snow geese are wintering in North Puget Sound from their breeding grounds on Siberia's Wrangel Island and mainland. You can usually see them foraging in the farmland well into March and possibly April.


Compressed Girl Geocaching in Skagit CountyHave you tried the relatively new sporting activity called Geocaching? It is an outdoor activity in which the entire family can participate. Geocaching is a lot like a treasure hunt where (you) the treasure hunters use GPS enabled devices (GPS receiver or smart phone) to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. If you like, you can become part of the online geocaching community and share your experiences with other geocachers.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container. The container usually has a logbook inside. The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their name or initials, or an established code name from a geocaching website. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers may have items for trading inside. Usually these would be small toys or trinkets of little value. Don't forget to bring some with you to exchange with the ones you take!

You can find out more at Geocaching.com . When using this site, you can search for caches using the zip codes from Whatcom County, which are as follows: 98220, 98225, 98226, 98227, 98228, 98229, 98230, 98231, 98240, 98244, 98246, 98247, 98248, 98262, 98264, 98266, 98276 and 98295. There is also a mobile app from geocaching.com that you can download to your smart phone to begin your geocaching adventure.


Feeling like spending the day out on the links with your kids? Check out one of the local public courses in Whatcom County.

Girl Golfing in Skagit CountyLake Padden Golf Course is an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course in Bellingham. In addition to the course, they have a full-service restaurant.

Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine is a challenging 18-hole course. It is open to the public on even-numbered days. In addition to the course, there is a pro shop and restaurant.

North Bellingham Golf Course in Bellingham is an 18-hole public golf course that also has full-service restaurant.

Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club
in Blaine a beautiful 18-hole course and is open to the public on odd-numbered days. In addition to the course, Semiahmoo has a restaurant and pro shop.

Shuksan Golf Club House in Bellingham is an 18-hole course with views of beautiful Mount Baker. In addition to the course, Shuksan has a cafe.


Round up your friends for an exciting game of paintball! Hunt or be hunted. Such an exhilarating sport! Call the field listed below for more information on leagues, private parties and field availability.

CDR Sports Paintball


Go Big Paintball Park