Enjoy a Walk

Blaine’s exceptional parks and robust trail system enhance the quality of life for the community while encouraging visitors to stay and explore world-class wildlife viewing and outdoor amenities.
Semiahmoo Resort on Blaine, Washington

Semiahmoo Spit Loop

Semiahmoo spit with Blaine Marine in the background
People photographing themselves at Semiahmoo beach
Walking the trail system on Semiahmoo Spit is a very popular regional activity, and city attraction. Some of the many highlights include; the trail’s easy access, a variety of birding and wildlife viewing, and highly regarded scenic vistas of the harbor and the Salish Sea. The entire length of the main trail that spans from Semiahmoo Parkway to the Resort is paved, and features a primitive trail through state parklands with an entrance located just past the narrowest part of the Spit. Semiahmoo Resort features public boardwalks that extend over the water, and there is an inviting gravel trail that connects to the Semiahmoo Marina. Walking the entire loop, following the path from Semiahmoo Resort to Semiahmoo County Park and back, is a little farther than 2 ½ miles, and farther still if you walk on the beach. The M.V. Plover Dock connects directly to the trail at the end of the Spit where passengers can board the Historic M.V. Plover Ferry for a special voyage to Blaine Harbor during the Spring and Summer seasons. You’ll find spectacular scenic vistas on all sides of the Semiahmoo Spit, and facilities available at Semiahmoo County Park and Semiahmoo Resort.

Drayton Cove

semiahmoo with drayton harbor aerial view
Drayton Harbor trail next to Semiahmoo State Park

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.

Semiahmoo Parkway

Semiahmoo Signage with Mt. Baker in the background
Semiahmoo Parkway Trail is a high standard, paved multimode trail that is well maintained by the City of Blaine, and follows Semiahmoo Parkway. Since parking is not permitted along the Parkway, the trail is best accessed by parking at the Semiahmoo County Park. The distance from the county park to the gate at the Horizon Neighborhood, near the edge of the city limits is just over 2 ¼ miles, or just under 5 miles round trip. This spacious trail is detached from the roadway as it traverses the Semiahmoo Uplands and surrounding residential neighborhoods. Please note, side roads along this trail lead to private, gated communities and no facilities are available.
Jorgensen Pier from a distance in Blaine, WA

Peace Arch Park

Photos taken by the Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, Wa

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.

Marine Park

walking by the Marina playground
Marine Park has just over half a mile of beautiful waterfront trails looking north over the water towards the International Peace Arch and White Rock B.C. The eastern half of the park is dedicated to wildlife viewing with excellent habitat for overwintering water fowl. The western half of the park has access to pocket beaches, a large nautical themed playground and public restrooms. Picnic shelters, barbecue stands and benches can be found along the entire waterfront trail. There is a paved, separated trail adjacent to Marine Drive that is great for strollers and bicycles. Continue towards to end of Marine Drive to Jorgensen Pier for more fun!

Jorgensen Pier

People Walking the Jorgensen Pier in Blaine
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 landscape 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.

Blaine Marina

family enjoying a walk at the new Semiahmoo Trail
Enjoy our charming new public waterfront trail along Blaine Marina. This crushed limestone trail connects the seasonal public restrooms near the boat launch with the Blaine Harbor promenade near Gate-1. The trail is approximately 0.2 miles long with vibrant landscaping, benches to relax and take in the captivating views, and pedestrian lighting to illuminate the byway after sunset. From this trail, you’re sure to find superior views of the marina as well as the Port’s open space, near the public boat launch.

Wharf Loop

Blaine Marina in Blaine, Washington aerial view
The Wharf Loop Trail is an approximate 2-mile loop from the Blaine Welcome Center that connects Marine Park, Jorgensen Pier and the Blane Marina trails. It’s a great way to see Marine Park and the working water front.

Peace Portal Community Trail

Walking trail on the Peace Portal Drive in Blaine
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

Lincoln Park in Blaine washington walking

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.

Montfort Park and Greenway

Montfort Park in the city of Blaine, Washington
Montfort Park is a smaller, neighborhood park located on the south end of Blaine with waterfront on beautiful Drayton Harbor. Here, you’ll find many stunning views of the harbor, however, the trek down to the beach is inadvisable due to the high shoreline bank. Some of the highlights include two forested wetlands to the east with wonderful wildlife and riparian views along the way, and the walk along Montfort Avenue offers excellent views across the harbor towards Semiahmoo Spit. Parking is provided in a small lot on the south end of Bayview Avenue.
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