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Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

Just minutes outside of downtown Bellingham is the beautifully serene Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, a great place for trail running, family hikes, and exploring nature.

Christmas tree on the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
At the trailhead is a tree decorated with peanut butter covered pinecones that attract many of the birds in the preserve.

Hiking trail in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
The reserve is a largely undisturbed, old growth forest with a wide diversity of fauna. It contains two ponds and additional wetland areas like small running falls and creeks.

Snow on Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/

Hiking Trail in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
Frozen pond in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
Frozen pond in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
The Geneva Pond was frozen when hiked the 1.2 mile loop.

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
Testing the solidity of the ice pond with rocks. Like mother, like son. =P

Mushrooms and moss in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/
Hiking Trail in Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Bellingham, WA - http://americanexpeditioners.com/stimpson-family-nature-reserve/

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve Overview

  • Coordinates: 48.7328341,-122.3783516
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Usage: Moderate
  • Things to note:
    1. Good for year-round hiking.
  • Pets allowed: No.
  • Getting there: X
   

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