Thursday, October 25, 2001 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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If you go: Chuckanut Drive

Getting there: To reach Chuckanut Drive from the Seattle area take Interstate 5 north to Exit 231 (Highway 11) at Burlington, Skagit County. Follow the signs for Chuckanut Drive. The drive ends at the Old Fairhaven Parkway in Bellingham at Exit 250 from I-5.

General information: For maps and information contact the Bellingham/Whatcom County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 360-671-3990 or see the Web at

The drive: Highway 11 is a two-lane, paved highway. Speed limits range from 55 down to 15 mph on some curves. There are bike lanes on parts of the road; bikers may also use the Interurban Trail that parallels a portion of Chuckanut Drive.

Recreation: For information on hiking and biking trails and camping, contact Larrabee State Park, 360-676-2093; Whatcom County Parks and Recreation, 360-676-2093, or Bellingham Parks and Recreation, 360-676-6985. A map of the Chuckanut Mountain trail system is available at trailheads or by contacting Washington Department of Natural Resources at 360-902-1234.

Shopping, dining, lodging: For a map and information on shops, nurseries, farms, restaurants and B&Bs along Chuckanut Drive and in the surrounding area, see the Chuckanut Drive Merchants Association Web site at or pick up a map from any merchant along the way.


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