For my recent Bellingham trip, I wanted to try some new breweries. I have my nostalgic hangouts and old favorites, but felt like expanding my horizons after my Oyster Dome hike. So I grabbed my Tap Trail map and set off to downtown Bham! We started at Gruff Brewing Company, founded in 2014. Gruff is maybe […]
Tap Trails, Ale Avenues, Beer Boulevards, Pint Passports–this marriage of beer and tourism, often in exchange for a prize, is starting to pop up all over the northwest. What better trek to start than one in my beloved alma mater city of Bellingham?
I went to school up in Bellingham, where you are more surrounded by trees and mountains than you are in Seattle! There are many popular outdoor spots–Whatcom Falls, Teddy Bear Cove, the Arboretum–but my favorite of all is the Oyster Dome hike.
State Parks. National Parks. US Forest Service trails. National Wildlife Refuges. Department of National Resource lands. City Parks. With all of these in our PNW backyard, how do you know what pass or fees are required to park?
But if you’ve never been east of the Cascade mountains, you’re really missing out! I grew up with family in Eastern Washington, so I got to spend years exploring the sunshine and mighty Columbia River over there. However, I had never before done any ‘real’ hiking in Eastern Washington…until now.