The creation of the Coast Millennium Trail
is an exciting project that incorporates
a number of improvements to existing trails and links together bike lanes to
create an impressive 50 mile long bike trail through one of Northwest
Washington's most beautiful regions. This will become
in effect a cyclist dream highway stretching from Colony Creek in
northwestern Skagit County, all the way to the Canadian Border in Blaine.
This Millennium Trail route winds its way past Larrabee State
Park off Chuckanut Drive and then weaves its way
through historic Fairhaven, then passes through various waterfront and water view parks as it rounds Bellingham Bay.
Once leaving Bellingham the trail passes through Ferndale, Birch
Bay, and Blaine before reaching its final destination at White Rock B.C. where cyclist can
then connect with
Canadian trails and bikeways to destinations beyond.
Plans are in the making for a border-to-border hiking/biking trail from
Southern California to the Canadian border and beyond. The route has been
mapped out and defined, but just like any grand scheme-- the devil is in the
details. Fortunately, the Whatcom County portion of the trail is already in
place and waiting for you to enjoy. Do we really need a border-to-border trail? It
is hard enough to drive the distance by car and takes several days. Would the the enormous cost of creating such a trail be worth it when only a
small number of people would actually use it?
What Do You Think About The Millennium Trail?