Just under 28 miles from Nugents Corner, a rural area of Washington, is Central Sedro Woolley in Sedro Woolley, Washington. This area is where all the fun events in town happen, but it’s also a great place for some outdoor fun with nature for you and your pooch. The neighborhood offers the gorgeous North Cascades National Park, which features walking trails, spectacular glaciers and landscapes, and plenty of other areas to explore with your leashed pup. If you’re looking for a place to satisfy your hungry bellies, check out Iron Skillet, an American-style diner with dog-friendly tables and some of the yummiest American comfort foods in town.
About 18 miles from Nugents Corner is the Fairhaven neighborhood of Bellingham, WA. This is one of the most popular places to be in Bellingham, and the neighborhood sits right on the edge of Bellingham Bay with some beautiful views of the water. In Fairhaven, you can treat your four-legged friend to Post Point Dog Park, which offers natural “fences” of trees and bushes – with some real fences – to make your dog feel as though he’s at one with nature! Or, if you’d rather have a relaxing day with your pup browsing some of your favorite books, you can have him join you at Village Books, where well-behaved friends with paws are allowed.
The Downtown Business District of Bellingham is about 15 miles from Nugents Corner and is the home of Western Washington University, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, and more unique locations that make up this interesting Washington town. Here, you can take your dog with you to volunteer at Happy Tails, Happy Homes, a pawsome organization that matches needy pets with the best foster homes. For a fun outing, head to Maritime Heritage Park, where you and your leashed pup can explore everything the beautiful park has to offer, including hiking trails. Hungry? Go to Chuckanut Brewing Company, which has an outdoor, paw-friendly patio, and offers tasty beers, desserts, and foods – much of which is made with fresh, local ingredients.
Mount Baker is another neighborhood in Bellingham that sits on the northern end of the town and is just under 11 miles from Nugents Corner. This neighborhood is a more rural area compared to the town center, but offers a few fun places that are helpful for dogs and their owners. This area is not only the home of the Bellingham PETCO, where you can find just about anything for your dog’s needs, but it also is the home of Tails-A-Wagging, a doggie daycare and training center stocked with professionals who are ready to take care of your furry friend. And, you can even get gorgeous, professional photos taken of your pup with Carol Sheppard Photography, whose owner proudly rescues pets!
North Marysville in Marysville, WA, will be a bit of a drive from Nugents Corner – about 68 miles, actually – but if you want to take a day trip, this neighborhood won’t disappoint you. Strawberry Fields Dog Park is a popular place for doggie owners, housed within the Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex. The fenced park has lots of space for dogs to socialize and get some exercise and even has some fun obstacles and toys to exercise with. You can also head to Centennial Trail with Rover, which is one of the several Rails-to-Trails pathways that stretches over 30 miles. Leashed dogs can join their owners for some fun outdoor exploring on the trail.