Sunday, June 22, 2008

Birch Bay State Park Picnic

Sunny skies and a gentle summer breeze made it an absolutely perfect afternoon for picnicing, beach combing and relaxing at Birch Bay State Park.
There was plenty of great food at our picnic.

Tiny crabs were found while exploring the beach.

Steve tried to spot the ice cream truck!

The crew working the Sugar Shack ice cream truck took our ice cream orders.
I succumbed to one of their chocolate eclaire bars.
Next, a game of frisbee with the kids.
We headed off for more beach combing along the beautiful saltwater shoreline and then a walk through the forested camping and picnic area of the park.
Apparently no visit to Birch Bay should be considered complete without picking out some sweets from the C Shop candy store - our final stop before we headed back to Bellingham.

Thanks for sharing a great afternoon!

The Birch Bay State Park is a 194-acre camping park with 8,255 feet of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and 14,923 feet of freshwater shoreline on Terrell Creek. The park is rich in archeological significance and offers panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands.
Park Hours

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is open year round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter.
Located 20 miles north of Bellingham, Washington, and ten miles south of Blaine, Washington, near the Canadian border.
  • From the south, take exit #266 off of Interstate 5. Go left on Grandview for seven miles, then right on Jackson for one mile, then turn left onto Helweg.

  • From the north, take exit #266 off of Interstate 5, and turn right onto Grandview.


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