When you are done taking a stroll through the neighborhood, head over to Tony’s in downtown Fairhaven for one of the best cups of coffee in town. A little history about Fairhaven….
It was founded in 1883 by Daniel J. Harris. We now know him as “Dirty Dan” and they hold a festival celebrating this eccentric, dirty weirdo that went from rags to riches mostly from dealings in real estate and some occasional smuggling. Fairhaven is a very picturesque Victorian town with lots of shopping and restaurant options. There are so many places to visit that are fantastic so I will keep my list to a just a few…Village Books and Paper Dreams, Rocket Donuts where everything is 1950s, 60’s alien theme, and Colophon Café where you must get the peanut butter pie! Fairhaven also puts on quite a few festivals throughout the year. For a list of shops and restaurants and to check out the happenings visit Fairhaven.com There’s even a festival in the doldrums of winter around the holidays called Winterfest that has some fun activities for everyone in the family.
Just outside of Fairhaven is the neighborhood of Edgemoor. This area has large lots, exquisite landscaping and a quiet residential feel. Residents here have some of the best views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands. There is a great spot called Clarks Point at the edge of the neighborhood with beautiful views of the train tracks and bay. Here you will find beautiful trees near the edge of the cliff which is perfect to hang up your hammock for some nap time.