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Welcome to Ferndale, Washington
Photos of Ferndale, WashingtonFerndale, Washington, is a fast-growing community of approximately 9,000 residents, which prides itself on its relaxed, small-town friendliness, award-winning school system, and affordable quality of life.

Set amidst lush farmland, on a southern crossing of the Nooksack River, Ferndale's convenient location on the I-5 corridor is just minutes away from Bellingham, and within easy driving distance of both Seattle to the south, and Vancouver, B.C., Canada, to the north.

Along with agriculture (Whatcom County grows more than 65 percent of the red raspberries in the U.S.), Ferndale's top industrial employers include aluminum producer, Alcoa Intalco Works, and the BP Cherry Point and Conoco Phillips Ferndale oil refineries.

Downtown, Ferndale's business district has a new look, with upgrades to streets and utilities, including installation of underground power lines.

For sports and outdoor enthusiasts, Ferndale offers close-in lake and river sport fishing, 14 golf courses in the surrounding area, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing and camping at Mount Baker, and nearby boating opportunities in all forms, from sailing to kayaking. Just northwest of Ferndale are swimming and clamming beaches at Birch Bay.

The Ferndale City, and nearby Whatcom County Park systems, include extensive recreational facilities. Some of Ferndale's must-see public spaces include early-settlers' cabins at Pioneer Park, the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center and Fragrance Garden, and the preserved, historic farm at Hovander Homestead Park.

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Ferndale InsiderThanks for visiting Ferndale.net and checking out our events, announcements, and other info about Ferndale.

If you'd like to know more about other communities in Whatcom County, visit our companion web sites for Bellingham, Blaine, Birch Bay, and Lynden. You'll find events calendars for those locales and the areas surrounding them, announcements, and lots of photos and information about each community. For links to Bellingham.net, Blaine.net, BirchBay.net, and Lynden.net, click below.

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February 20
New Montessori School in Ferndale!

November 29
Annual Olde Fashioned Christmas Celebration is Nov. 30 & Dec. 1-2

October 18
Ferndale Band Alumni wanted!

Information and Photos of Past Marshals Wanted....

Toxics Book Tour: Cosmetics and Children’s Products

May 31
Highland Games at Pioneer Park this Weekend

May 18
Teacher of the Year

April 09
2nd Annual Ferndale Poetry Festival

February 02
Centennial research

January 23
Register Now for Winter Programs at Tennant Lake Interpretive Center

January 10
Fire Closes The Boys and Girls Club of Ferndale

December 14
Wireless Access at the Public Library

November 06
Severe Flood Warning Issued for the Nooksack River....

The Ferndale Police Need YOU!

August 25
Thank You to Anonymous Donor

July 23
Alternative Humane Society presents first annual \"C.A.F.E.\"

June 09
Ferndale Boat Show

June 06
Summer Reading Program donation sought...

May 24
Register Early for Tennant Lake Summer Programs

May 10
Community Meetings Scheduled to Focus on creating a 20 Year Vision for Ferndale

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