DescriptionFirst settled in the 1860s, Lynden became home to miners returning from the gold rush of 1858. Other homesteaders followed, and together they turned the valley into fertile farmland. Many Dutch immigrants arrived at the beginning of the 20th century, and Lynden evolved into a prosperous agricultural region and one of the largest dairy centers in the nation. Other important crops include berries, potatoes and peas.
A 72-foot tall working windmill greets visitors to Fort Street in the historic downtown area, where a 4-block stretch calls up a bit of turn-of-the-20th-century Amsterdam.
Visitor InfoLynden Chamber of Commerce 518 Front St. LYNDEN, WA 98264. Phone:(360)354-5995
ShoppingSpecialty shops line Front and Grover streets in downtown Lynden.
Things to SeeBerthusen Park