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5 landmarks to visit when vacationing in Lake Chelan, WA

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There’s no shortage of places to visit in Lake Chelan, WA. Whether you’re interested in a quaint community, local history or produce, or splashing around, there’s always something fun and interesting to do and see. In fact, you’ll need to plan you activities carefully so that you can fit them all in a single weekend. If you run out of time, don’t worry. You can always go back to this stunning lakeside community.

  1. Slidewaters

    Looking for some family fun? Head to Slidewaters, one of the Top 15 waterparks in the US. It features numerous waterslides, a play area for small children, and a lazy river. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, you can spend a full day at this water park because it opens at 10 a.m. and doesn’t close until 7 p.m.

  2. Stehekin

    Allot a full day to visit Stehekin, located at the top of Lake Chelan. Stehekin is accessible by boat, floatplane, or hiking. If you want to get away from the madding crowd, there are only 80 people who live in Stehekin, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Be sure to bring enough supplies for your day trip as Stehekin only contains a small convenience store.

  3. Lake Chelan Museum

    Lake Chelan was formed thousands of years ago, but it wasn’t until the 1800s when people began to settle in this are. You can learn all this and more at Lake Chelan Museum. In the event that it rains during your visit, spend some time in this museum, where you’ll be safe from the elements.

  4. Fruit markets

    One of the best things to do in Lake Chelan is to have your fill of the freshest fruit. Drop by the Sunshine Farm Market or the Chelan Evening Farmer’s Market (open every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. beginning May 6 until October 27) to enjoy sweet pears, apples, and cherries. Prices are excellent and you can also buy some candy or homemade jam. Aside from these markets, you’ll see fruit stands by the side of the road when you drive to Lake Chelan, so be sure to check them out.

  5. Fishing

    Avid fishermen will enjoy casting their line at Lake Chelan, which is known as a top northwest fishing destination. People have been coming to fish in its glistening water since the 1800s. You can come here any time of year because the Lake Chelan fishing season never ends. Lake Chelan also has a stocking program, which releases 100,000 chinook salmon, 100,000 rainbow trout, 60,000 lake trout, and 600,000 kokanee into the lake, so there’s always plenty of fish in the lake.

Because it’s a popular tourist area, Lake Chelan offers prime real estate area. Contact us, the top Lake Chelan Realtors today, if you want to learn more about the homes, the communities, and other real estate services we offer in the area. Our team at Coldwell Banker Chelan will only be too happy to help. Call 509.682.7777 or send an email to info(at)cbchelan(dotted)com to get started.