Bordering Bellingham Bay on one side and Chuckanut Bay on another, Edgemoor is filled with beautiful homes with stunning views of the bays and the San Juan Islands. To the south is Clarks Point which is a protected peninsula full of trees and wildlife. The area is mainly residential and Edgemoor is one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Bellingham. You will not find amenities here, especially not on your walks, and you may need to take your car to find any essentials for your pampered pooch.
The weather here is quite mild given that it is right off the coast of protected waters. It rarely gets over 90 degrees and, while it can get cold, it's never for very long. Snow does occur in this area, but it is rare. When it does snow, it can be very heavy as the cold airs from Fraser Valley mix with the moisture off the Pacific Ocean.
Only some of the roads in Edgemoor have sidewalks and many of the roads are narrow with no shoulders. Be aware of where you are walking and make sure to wear bright or reflective clothing if you must walk on these narrow roads. There are a lot of hills in Edgemoor, but you will find that there are plenty of places for you to walk if you do not want to take on these challenging obstacles.
Fortunately, not all of the elevation changes are intense enough to cause problems for the casual walker. Regardless, make sure to start out slow if you must walk on hills and give your dog time to adapt to the challenge before pushing them too far. If your dog is stiff, limping, or sleeping more than usual, these are all signs that you may need to slow down and go for more relaxing strolls.
While there are no listed greenways in Edgemoor, you can certainly drive to them. There are five that are just outside of Edgemoor. The closest one to the east is Fairhaven Park. This large park has trails, lots of fields with grass, plenty of trees, and picnic tables.
To the north of the neighborhood is Marine Park which is small, but it links to the trail system running through the area. You can park here and hit the trails or you can spend time out on the beach with your fluff ball. Just north of that is Boulevard Park which is one of the most popular parks in the area and it features a trail that goes out over the bay. There is also a concession stand here, so stop during your walk and grab a bite to eat.
Arroyo Park is to the southeast and is filled with trails. You will never get bored in this area with so many options!