Samish Neighborhood Association

For more than 30 years Samish Neighborhood Association (SNA) has been providing timely news and updated information for the residents of Samish Neighborhood

Connecting You
to Your Neighborhood

Samish Neighborhood Association (SNA) represents the largest included area of 25 neighborhoods in Bellingham – 2,030 acres including Lake Padden Park. Approximately 4,200 people and 1,900 households live in this southern Bellingham neighborhood filled with large and small single-family homes & lots, multi-family units, mobile home units, pastoral lands, trails, and recreation areas.

Our Neighborhood

Samish is located just east of I-5 on the southeastern edge of Bellingham.  The neighborhood is bordered by the Puget neighborhood to the north, Happy Valley and South neighborhoods to the west, and 48th Street to the South. It has easy access to I-5, making it a convenient location for commuting to other areas of Bellingham or nearby cities. Samish neighborhood is located near Western Washington University and the Fairhaven, Sehome and Lakeway shopping districts.

Samish is home to several parks, including Lake Padden Park, Samish Crest Open Space and Galbraith Mountain.

Area Highlights 

Galbraith Mountain

Galbraith Mountain is a world class mountain destination located within 3 miles of the Samish Neighborhood. Over 65 miles of singletrack wind through 3,000 acres overlooking the city and Bellingham Bay, ideal for mountain biking.

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The Samish Crest Open Space

The Samish Crest Open Space is a 113-acre natural area and trail network. While part of the main trail along is wide and graveled, other trails are packed dirt and narrower.

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Lake Padden

This 745-acre park, in an established urban forest, is a city-wide amenity with hiking, walking, bicycle, and horse trails, a playground, swimming area, boat launch (non-motorized boats only), picnic tables, a picnic shelter and bar-b-cue grills.

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