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June is Get Outdoors Month in Blaine WA

10 great outdoor summer activities to do in Blaine during National Get Outdoors Month!

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There's no better place to enjoy the outdoors than in Blaine! #GreatOutdoorsMonth

It’s officially summertime, and what better way to celebrate than to explore all that the outdoors offers? In Blaine, we are incredibly lucky to have access to some of the best beaches and parks in the country. This June, take advantage of National Get Outdoors Month and check out some of these fun activities in nature. There’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy with so many options. Enjoy Blaine’s Walking Trails – Biking Coast Millennium Trail – Kayaking – Playgrounds – Clamming – Crabbing – Picnicking in our Parks – Tidal pool Exploration – Bird Watching – Historic Plover Passenger Ferry Nature Cruises.

And don’t forget, on June 11th and 12th, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day and Free Fishing Day, respectively, no Discover Pass will be required. This means no entrance fees or day pass is required to spend the day at Peace Arch Park in Blaine. So come on out and enjoy all that Blaine and the great outdoors offer!

Enjoy these free access days to Peace Arch State Park this June, click here!

Enjoy 10 great outdoor activities in Blaine this June and all summer long:

WALKING & HIKING TRAILS –  With miles of scenic trails to explore, hiking is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. And on June 11th, 12th, and 19th you can hike for free in Washington state parks! Blaine Walking Trails.

BIKING: Blaine is a great place for biking; its flat terrain and beautiful waterside views are perfect for family biking adventures. There are many bike trails to explore, so get out there and start pedaling!

FISHING: Fishing is a popular activity in Blaine. Walk inner Drayton Harbor for clams and oysters and spend an afternoon at Jorgensen Public Pier, dropping your crab pot! About Jorgensen Public Pier.

TIDAL POOL EXPLORATION: Spend a day at Semiahmoo Park beach exploring tidal pools. Tidal pools are a great way to see an array of different sea creatures up close. Some of the other species of sea life you may encounter while exploring tidal pools include giant green anemones, purple sea stars, red rock crabs, and a sand dollar or two on occasion. Tidal pool exploring is the perfect place to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea!

SWIMMING AT THE BEACH: Enjoy an afternoon at the “secret beach” on Semiahmoo Spit behind Semiahmoo Resort. Perfect spot to pitch your beach umbrella spread or beach towel and wade into the warm waters with family and friends. About Semiahmoo Spit.

KAYAKING: Explore the waterways of Blaine by kayak! Get up close with nature catching glimpses of harbor seals, migrating birds, and on occasion, a passing whale! Rent your kayak at Semiahmoo’s Resort Beach Activities Center behind the resort by the “Secret Beach.” About Semiahmoo Resort Activity Center.

CAMPING: Camping is a great way to get back to nature! For camping locations near Blaine, click here.

SAILING: The Salish Sea is a beautiful place to sail, and Blaine is the perfect place to do it. With two beautiful full-service marinas that are the sailing-off-point into the Strait of Georgia, the Canadian Gulf, and the San Juan Islands, come on out and enjoy the water!

NATURE CRUISES: A ride on the MV Plover Foot Passenger Ferry at the Blaine Marina Visitor’s Dock is a popular tourist and local attraction. The Plover is Washington’s oldest passenger foot ferry and will be operating weekends through Labor Day. The Plover cruises from Blaine out around Semiahmoo Resort to Semiahmoo Bay, docks at Semiahmoo Wharf Dock, and continues to Drayton Harbor and back to Blaine’s Visitor’s Dock. About the Plover Foot Passenger Ferry. 

BIRD WATCHING: Looking for an amazing birding destination, look no further than Blaine. This city is home to a diverse range of habitats, attracting a wide variety of bird species. Drayton Harbor, a 4,000-acre jewel with its estuaries, attracts thousands of different bird species, and Semiahmoo Bay is a major wintering and migration staging area for aquatic birds. On any day, it’s common to see Bald Eagles, Common Loons, Horned Grebe, Harlequin Ducks, Peregrine Falcon, Great Blue Herons, and more.

These are just a few of the great outdoor activities you can enjoy in Blaine this summer. So get out there and explore all that nature and the outdoors have to offer!

And don’t forget, on June 11th, 12th and 19th, in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day, Free Fishing Day and Juneteenth, respectively, no Discover Pass will be required for parking in state parks. So come on out and enjoy all that Blaine and the great outdoors offer!

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