Recreation Northwest

Recreation Northwest

We promote outdoor recreation and bring people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
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FPT_ribb_cut_PC_frontPlease join our community in celebrating the official opening of our new trail- the Fairhaven Park – 18th Street Trail Connector.

Thursday, October 8th
Fairhaven Park Upper Shelter
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Fairhaven Park Directions

We’ll recognize all involved in the project, cut the ribbon and then take a walk!

We’ll continue the celebration with our partners at Stones Throw Brewery. Join us and check out their creative new brewery. 1009 Larrabee Avenue from 6:30-7:30pm!

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

Download the Full Report

Download the Full Report

Download the Factsheet

Download the Factsheet



November 16th, 2015

Gathering at the Race Directors Summit– local race directors to get our upcoming calendar ironed out and some issues addressed. 


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 Summit

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.

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse

BellinghamTraverse2015Get 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 and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.


quest-adventur-races-logoKulshan Brewing Company Presents: Quest Adventure Races

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, 2016Island Quest

Adventure Races on San Juan Island – Roche Harbor, WA.

Quest Adventure Race Team

Keep an eye on our Quest Adventure Race TEAM.

The Quest Adventure Race Team, after winning the Krank 30 hour race in Cle Elum.

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