We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Our programs include Stewardship of Fairhaven Park, Recreation Economy Education & Advocacy and FUN with Bellingham KIDS Traverse, Bellingham Traverse and Quest Adventure Races.
We also publish a Regional Race/Event Calendar.
FREE Admission to come to this exciting annual event.
Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors– the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead.
Please Join Us on the Path Forward
Thank you for your continued support as Recreation Northwest enters its fourth year as a non-profit organization. Please join the Board of Directors in making an annual gift to celebrate our successes, and position us for a bright future.
As Stewards of Fairhaven Park, we are committed to improving the trails and connecting our values of stewardship with recreation. We completed our first phase in September 2015 and are working on Phase 2 – to cross the wetland and connect with the trails within.
2016 Recreation Northwest Events
Friday, February 26th Recreation Northwest EXPO
Sunday, June 26th Bellingham Kids Traverse
Saturday, September 17th Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse
Saturday, September 24th Island Quest
Monday, November 15th Race Director Roundtable
2016 Regional Race & Event Calendar
Check out our Recreation Northwest Event Calendar
Our listing of the races, events and fun stuff that we’ve found to do.
p.s.- Let us know if you’d like your event listed.
Sunday, June 26th, 2016 Bellingham KIDS Traverse
Get Hooked on the Bellingham KIDS Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM
Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse
Get Hooked on the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.
Have fun with your friends and compete with the best–everyone is welcome to participate in this beloved community event. Celebrate your accomplishment with a pint of Traverse Ale at the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line! The Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest.
Using mountain bikes, your trusty feet, you will navigate a series of checkpoints using only map and compass to make your way from start to finish. Experts get to use sea kayaks too!
September 24th, 2016 – Island Quest
Adventure Races on San Juan Island – Roche Harbor, WA.
Quest Adventure Race Team
Keep an eye on our Quest Adventure Race TEAM.
We are proud to announce the release of Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in Whatcom County, Washington. The study shows the Contribution by Outdoor Recreational Expenditures, Recreation Business Economy and Ecosystem Services in Recreational Lands. More details.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County