Lake Chelan covers 50 miles with calm water in Washington state, and happens to be the largest natural lake in the area by far. In Chelan County, where “Chelan” means deep water, visitors flock to the lake for fishing, boating, and splashing around in the lake. If that doesn’t sound relaxing enough, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley might be right up your alley. Enjoy the calming freedom of the expansive lake, where there’s something for everyone!
Fishing on the lake is one of the main reasons for visiting. The water is filled with different kinds of trout, suckers and whitefish for you to catch — a fisherman’s dream. The Lake Chelan State Park has miles of shoreline, grassy areas to play and camp in, and trails to hike. On the water you can go boating, swimming — even water skiing! Boating is ideal on the lake, where you can rent or bring your own, from canoes and kayaks to paddle boards. Spend your days by the lake in the summer sun, where you can have picnics and look out onto the water. The Lake Chelan area is also known for its wineries, with perfect apples and pears growing along with grapes. The Lake Chelan Wine Valley will help you relax on your lake vacation. Visit the vineyards for tours and wine tastings, for example at Tsillan Cellars Winery, and bring some bottles back with you!
From the northern end of the lake, the Lady of the Lake ferry service can take you on a trip to the tiny town of Stehekin. Stehekin is filled with visitors during the summer months, who come for the charming atmosphere while staying in Lake Chelan. See the Buckner Homestead Historic District, and the beautiful natural sites that draw adventurers. Further north, you can find the North Cascades National Park. The National Park is full of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and incredible trails to explore.
Find your ideal lake house in Lake Chelan, where you can relax with waterfront views and cabin-style surroundings. However, there are also hotels, and rentals ranging from simple to luxurious that give you lots of options. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, or a large family with kids — there’s a rental out there for you.
While you’re on the lake, there’s no better way to get around than on boat! You can also walk around the lake to get from spot to spot, or follow the hiking trails if it’s more recreational. However, depending on where your rental is, having a car would be useful to hop around the lake with beach chairs etc. The Lady of the Lake ferry service can take you around the natural sites in a beautiful fashion.
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