The Lettered Streets neighborhood is somewhat unique as Bellingham neighborhoods go. It is one of the older neighborhoods in Bellingham, it has retained much of its original 'flavor.' Situated just off of the downtown area, it is a diverse mix of residential, commercial, and even some industrial space. Amenities are also convenient, whether your pup wants a bath or is looking for their favorite treat, there are stores within walking distance to cater to their every whim. Because Lettered Streets is so close to the waterfront, you will also find plenty of places for you to get a bite to eat or something to drink. This area has a lot of culture, so wandering around the neighborhood is sure to get you something new and interesting.
Weather in Bellingham is overall very mild. Your biggest concern will be the rain storms off of the Pacific, the wind, and the arctic air coming out of the Fraser Valley.
The closer you get to the water, the more elevation changes you will see. There are some great hills heading down to the waterfront if you are really interested in getting a good workout in. Once you head east, however, into the center of the neighborhood, you will find that the elevations level out and make for some flatter walking terrain. If you don’t want to deal with hills, you can simply stay in this part of the neighborhood which is the residential space anyway and you will find that what little elevation changes exist are very gradual and nothing that will cause you trouble.
Keep in mind that this is a very old neighborhood and some of the streets do not have shoulders. In a few places, there may only be a sidewalk on one side. A lot of exploring can help you decide which are the best routes to take.
Fouts Park is a small park in the center of the neighborhood. The park has a walking loop and, because the path is lined with ample grass, your pup can explore while you walk on level ground. Just outside of Lettered Streets are a few other places to stop including Zuanich Point Park. This park is on a peninsula of the waterfront so you can enjoy the cool breezes while your pup enjoys the grass.
Finally, Elizabeth Park is just west of the neighborhood. It is a much larger park and has some nice trails as well as lots of trees and grass which make warm summer days just a bit more bearable.