Enjoy a Walk
Semiahmoo Spit Loop
Home to Semiahmoo County Park, Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa, Semiahmoo Marina and the beach at the M.V. Plover Dock
Drayton Cove trail begins at Semiahmoo County Park and travels southeast along the inside of Drayton Harbor. The trail, which used to be a part of Drayton Harbor Road, follows the eastern shoreline of the harbor through the forest. You’ll experience stunning views along the way and a covering of large trees to help keep you stay cool on warmer days. Here, you’ll decide to either walk back to Semiahmoo County Park along the shoreline, or head up the hill along a short dirt switchback trail beside a small babbling creek. Continue uphill, and the trail leads to a sidewalk where you’ll take a right onto Drayton Harbor Road and follow the 10-foot wide, paved path to Semiahmoo Parkway. Take another right and walk down the hill to Semiahmoo County Park, towards Semiahmoo Resort. The entire loop up the hill and back to Semiahmoo County Park is a distance just over 2 miles.
Peace Arch Park
Take a stroll through Peace Arch State Park for a delightful pairing of tall luscious trees, expansive lawns with beautiful landscaping, and fascinating art sculptures during the International Sculpture Exhibit, and year-round. Follow the paved trail from the parking lot toward the towering International Peace Arch. This captivating monument was built in 1921 in recognition of the centennial of the treaties signed by the United States and Britain, establishing peace after the War of 1812, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A Park Pass or a $10 day-pass is required for parking, and restroom facilities are available.
International Peace Arch Sculpture Exhibit
Peace Arch State Park’s picturesque landscape and magnificent gardens host the International Peace Arch Sculpture Exhibit every year.
2021 added three additional pieces:
Blaine’s popular Jorgensen Pier is accessible by a walkway located at the end of Marine Drive. Currently closed to vehicles, guests are welcome to visit the pier by walking one-block from the parking lot on Marine Drive to this prominent, overwater pier that sits on the mouth of Drayton Harbor. Jorgensen Pier has excellent views of our stunning waterfront and an array of maritime activity and is a popular crabbing and fishing spot for local families and visitors alike. Typically, you’ll find a cart at the end of Marine Drive to assist you with transporting your gear from the public parking area on the south side of Marine Drive in the Port of Bellingham’s parking lot.
The Wharf Loop Trail is an approximate 2-mile loop from the Blaine Welcome Center that connects Marine Park, Jorgensen Public Pier and the Blaine Marina trails. Blaine is still considered an active commercial fishing harbor. This loop is a great way to see Marine Park and the working commercial and recreational waterfront.
Peace Portal Community Trail
Peace Portal Community Trail is a paved separated multimodal trail that starts at the south end of downtown Blaine. From the Cherry Street Parklet on Peace Portal Drive south to Hughes Avenue, the 10-foot wide paved trail is approximately 1.1 miles with scenic vistas over Drayton Harbor. Roundtrip it’s 2.2 miles that take you past old Victorian homes and the Salishan Neighborhood. Future plans will extend the trail to the City limits near Dakota Creek, and then on to Birch Bay.
Lincoln Park is 27 acres of wandering trails through majestic old growth forest. Although most of the trails are constructed from compacted natural earth, you’ll also find a nice, wide paved trail on the north side of the park (both are accessible from D. or E. Streets). The perimeter loop around the park showcases a wide variety of old trees, and you’ll find the trails on the eastern loop to be more primitive with a more challenging terrain. The primary entrances to the park are on H. Street and D. Street, and both provide parking. Please note, there are no public restrooms available in the park. Lincoln Park is an off-leash dog park and home to an 18-hole championship caliber disk golf course.