Larrabee State Park is about 6 miles south of Bellingham and off of beautiful Chuckanut Drive. Larrabee State Park is Washington’s first state park, and the original land of 20-25 acres was donated by Charles and Frances Larrabee (1915). It is now 2,748 acres. The story of the area and the people involved make for interesting reading. It has many wonderful spots for quiet meditation. It offers quiet walks in the woods, views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands, tide pools to explore, an amphitheater for spontaneous performances by your children or grandchildren, a picnic shelter, lakes, fishing, boating, hiking, and camping activities. You do need to have a Discover Pass to park there. They have an automated pay station to purchase one for $11.50 a day or $35 for a year.