Holidaymakers looking for an exciting place to visit filled with thrills and plenty of exercise should try Mount Baker in the United States. This fantastic resort is a great place to visit all year round and is located in the state of Washington in the North West of the U.S. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cabins, cottages, condos and campsites.
The reliability of the snowfall here makes it a good destination for skiing with 39 marked trails and nine ski lifts. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are also available at the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Experienced climbers and beginners can climb the mountain with May to August considered the best time for climbing.
A 1,500 mile trail system gives hikers a perfect opportunity to explore the area and mountain biking is also very popular too. The rivers and streams at the National Forest also offer many fishing opportunities for visitors of all levels of angling expertise as well as rafting. Several golf courses are located nearby including at Bellingham.
There are many places to enjoy a picnic especially at the park. A number of stores in the area sell gifts and souvenirs as well as food and drink. Along Mount Baker Highway there are a few places to dine at with numerous other bars and restaurants nearby.
There are a few places of interest to visit aside from the National Park including the Black Mountain Forestry Center. Wine enthusiasts should enjoy a visit to the Mount Baker Vineyards. Holidaymakers can also take scenic rides through the state with organised trips on the Cascade Loop and Mount Baker Highway.
The area is blessed with so much natural beauty such as the Nooksack Falls and Heliotrope Ridge. Various museums can be found nearby such as Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett or Bellingham Railway Museum.
Western Washington experiences mild and humid days in the summer with temperatures peaking around August at an average high of 24 degrees centigrade in the lower ground. Temperatures in December, January and February can fall below 5 degrees centigrade on the lower ground. This area has plenty of snowfall for skiers in the mountains during the winter. In fact Mount Baker has an average of 50 foot of snow per year.
Vancouver International Airport across the border in Canada is approximately a 90 minute drive from Mount Baker with Air Canada the main airline operating here. They have flights to and from Beijing, Cancun, Hong Kong, London-Heathrow, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo as well as major U.S cities such as Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and San Diego amongst others. Other airlines fly from other major cities around the world such as Auckland, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London-Gatwick as well as many others during the holiday season. Car rental companies are located just steps from the terminal on the ground floor of the parkade.