Woodstock Farm Park Tour

2 Hours
Tour Type:
Park Tour
Group size:
8 Maximum
Activity Level:
1. Casual
Skill Level:
2. Intermediate


  • July 27, 2021
Total: 75
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10am Meet at Recreation Northwest Downtown office, 1126 N Forest St., Bellingham, WA 98225 https://goo.gl/maps/yWhY1PinRvkQk2G88

10:15am Hop aboard our adventure Shuttle to Woodstock Farm

10:30 pm Tour the park on foot for 1.5 hours

12:00pm Return to downtown office parking lot and course wrap up

Your Experience

Creek Fauna Flora Forest History
Shuttle Walking

Special offer


Walking tour of historic Woodstock Farm. From Recreation Northwest’s downtown Bellingham Headquarters, hop aboard our Adventure Shuttle to Woodstock Farm perched on Chuckanut Drive. This hidden City Park gem is tucked in the glorious necklace of trails and parks found in South Bellingham. The destination is a former gentleman’s farm managed by our partners at Bellingham Parks. We will take you on a walk through time of the development of the farm and the legacy of the park that Cyrus and Mabel Gates built in Bellingham along with their friends for our community to enjoy to this day. 

In 1905, Cyrus Gates purchased the land on Chuckanut Drive that became his beloved

Woodstock Farm. Gates built a Craftsman-style house and outbuildings and in the early 1920s, a large addition was built on the house. The City of Bellingham acquired Woodstock Farm in June 2004 for use as a public park. It is now on the State’s Historic Register.

This park is open to the public. Public Parking is limited in this popular local destination. We offer the Adventure Shuttle as a means for sustainable public access to public parks. 

Your Guide

Todd Elsworth

As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they're biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.