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Hovander Homestead Park

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It is a favourite park of mine with lots of places to walk within the park. Even the Fragrance... read more

Reviewed today
Vancouver, Canada
Appropriately Large for Family with Children

The park has free parking, picnic tables, gardens with species identified. There are barns with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ferndale, Washington
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“farm animals”(3 reviews)
“family farm”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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5299 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248-9453
+1 360-384-3444
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Reviewed today

It is a favourite park of mine with lots of places to walk within the park. Even the Fragrance Garden is a pleasant distance for walking to. There are several different gardens to browse in at any time of year. It is definitely worth checking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park has free parking, picnic tables, gardens with species identified. There are barns with farming equipments, some animals for children to view. Nice park that is not exhaustive. Worth going.

1  Thank healthyeater2013
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This park is placed on the site of the former Hovander homestead, a family farm established in 1898. The grounds are beautiful and include the homestead house, a "gothic"-looking structure complete with all the gingerbread ornaments on would expect from a Swedish architect (which Hovander...More

1  Thank Perry E
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

One of the best jogging walking trails in Ferndale. Cuts through a family farm, picnic area, river walk etc

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Typical park with a few animals on display. It was clean and groomed but many patches of dead grass.

1  Thank Merritt D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very peaceful green oasis with farms animals and gardens. Very peaceful and quiet. A good place to get away from the City hustle.

Thank SoCalDiner23
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wonderful family park with animals, a barn, and trails. The old homestead house is well preserved and very interesting inside.

Thank jbarclay
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My daughter and I love the country and found this treasured oasis not far from Bellingham. It was worth the drive to see the chickens, ducks, goats, etc. The gardens were so beautiful. A great spot for family picnics. We shared lots of laughter taking...More

Thank kerin855
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We went back to Hovander twice on our vacation to the Bellingham area because it was so special! It's amazing that it is a free park to visit. The huge barn, animals, playground, trails and garden are so nice. The homestead is beautiful. Our favorite...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was our first time visiting these amazing grounds! Had so much fun taking in the beauty of this place! HIGHLY recommend visiting here.

Thank Tan_Eye 7
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