Circle Lummi Island on bicycles. From the house around the north end of the island along the shoreline and back is 9.4 miles.
Fly a kite on a windy day
Kayak your way from the beach in front of Lummi Beach Haven to the point on Legoe Bay
Wake up with a swim (cool enough for a polar bear)
Dig clams on low tide. Clams found along the Lummi Island shoreline include horse, varnish, manila, native littleneck, macoma, cockle, butter, and eastern softshell.
Lummi Island Beach Haven is the perfect location during the winter months for Storm Watching Season, from November until March. Enjoy a week on the waterfront by a the fireplace, during an exciting winter storm whilst the wind howls and the ocean pounds the shoreline right in front of this vacation rental on Lummi Island. Storm watching is a suitable adventure for all ages.
Hike the trails maintained by the Lummi Island Heritage Trust: Lummi Mountain via the Baker Preserve, Otto Farm, Curry Farm
Beachcomb for agates and glass floats while surrounded by bald eagles, otters and sea gulls.
Discover the petroglyphs on the western shore
Lummi Island Activities: Find two of the oldest trees on the island, they are labeled.
Walk or run the loop – 3.1 miles – start in front of the house, going in either direction.
Visit all the Artists on the Artist Studio Tour during their self-guided open house tours on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the 2nd weekend in November.
Find stocking stuffers, unique gifts, artists, books, music, jewels, magic and good food at the Lummi Island Holiday Bazaar – first weekend in December at the Grange.
Get local greens at the Lummi Island Saturday Farmers Market in spring and summer, 10 AM to 1PM in the parking lot by the Islander Store.
Visit the Legoe Bay Winery. Pick up some award winning Reefnet Red.
Go on the hunt for fresh eggs and produce at the roadside stands which sell on the “honor system” – make your own change.
Get some scents at the Lavender Festival in July
Lummi Island Heritage Trust Calendar of Events
Lummi Island Activities: Watch the whales pass through the straits
Discover Lummi Island Wild Reefnet Salmon fishery. You will see their long shallow boats with fishing towers off Legoe Bay and some years directly in front of Lummi Island Beach Haven. Wild reefnet salmon is among the highest in Omega 3’s, and the careful method of catching gives taste results you will notice instantly. Buy Lummi Island reefnet salmon and support the model for sustainable fishing.
Things to do on Lummi Island: Listen to the wind in the trees
Marvel as the sun sets over the outer islands
Meditate and walk the labyrinth in the quiet woodlands located behind the church
Visit with the seagull that routinely walks the ferry line looking for castaway crumbs.
Visit the Nettles Farm or attend a Nettles Farm Workshop and learn some practical skills
Pick blackberries around the island in late summer
If you are thinking about a fire on the beach, please check Lummi Island fire department first.
Visit our About page for links to other outdoor activities
All-Island Talent Review, early June, at the Beach School. Any Questions? call Ingrid McGarry @ 360 676-4373.
Visit the Lummi Island Public Library for events like storytime, afternoon scrabble, visiting lectures, sing-a-longs !
Cozy up on the bench, laze on the deck or curl up in front of the fireplace and read a good book.
Make a donation to Lummi Island Heritage Trust and check for special events and programs during your stay.
Write postcards and send them from the Lummi Island Post Office
Worship at the Lummi Island Congregational Church
Spy on traffic in the shipping lane with the telescope
EAT & DRINK
Get islandized at the Artisan Wine Tasting – Open and have a wine tasting ($10) each Friday from 4-7 and each Saturday from 2-6, or anytime for “wine emergencies.” (360.758.2959). Or have them host a wine party .
Chili cook-off competition in mid-July, sponsored by the Lummi Island Heritage Trust.
Dinner reservations at the Willows Inn : For those that are not staying at the Willows, call and get on a wait list. They will notify you 2 weeks prior to your reservation and let you know if you are close to getting in. It’s worth a try ! Tel: 360-758-2620
The SauseBurger Stand Hours of Operation: 11:30a ~ 5:30p Friday ~ Saturday ~ Sunday
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 – 11:30ish. Phone numbers 360- 224-7659 and 360-319-0155
Eat spotted prawns and drink margaritas on the deck at the Willows Inn on summer weekends
Taste the famous Lummi Island wild salmon at the Reefnet Festival in August – with music, beer garden and tours of working reefnet boats.
Picnic on the beach
Wake up with your morning coffee and pastry at the Islander Store . Early arrivals at the Islander are rewarded with a selection of mouthwatering freshly baked bread. It’s worth getting out of bed for this !
Dance in the moonlight with the hooting owls. Don’t miss the Owl Prowl in September in the forest behind the Otto Farm on Lummi Island.
Live music at the Beach Store Cafe on some weekends
Gaze at the stars
Catch the ferry and go to a cinema, casino, theater, bowling, roller skate rink, etc – endless options for all, within an hour.
TRAVEL TO THE FARM
7247 Everett Road Ferndale, WA 98248 – 360 303-5103
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264 – 360.318.7720
Downtown, Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham – 360-647-2060
6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA 98247 – 360 966-5859
WINE TOURING IN WHATCOM VALLEY
5551 Finsrud Rd, Everson, WA, 98247 Tel: 360-592-4505
2001 Iowa Street, Suite F, Bellingham, WA 98229. Call (360) 220-7072
1106 Harris Ave # 104 Bellingham, WA 98225
Chuckanut Ridge Wine Co. Wine Shop 360-527-0900
1017 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
Samson Estates Winery Tours and Tasting: Friday through Sunday 11-5
1861 Van Dyk Road, Everson, WA 98199 Tel: 360.966.7787
Bellewood Distillery Tasting Room/Bistro/Farm Store Tues. – Sun. 9am-5pm
Farm to Glass distillery tours every Saturday and Sunday.
6140 Guide Meridian,Lynden, WA 98264 Tel: (360) 318-7720
BELLINGHAM MICRO BREWERIES
2238 James Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 389-5348
6186 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA 98244: 360-599-BEER (360-599-2337)
HONEYMOON ON LUMMI ISLAND
Lummi Island Beach Haven provides a romantic venue for memorable honeymoon. We can put you in contact with local services who will be happy to take care of details for you, arrange catering, flowers, massage, etc.