Make Lake Chelan Your Next Travel Destination

Perhaps you’ve heard. If you haven’t, you ought to know.

One thing is certain: you will never get bored at Lake Chelan.

Situated in northern Washington, Lake Chelan has a lot to offer. As a popular location to many, there are myriad of activities that both visitors and locals can enjoy. With so many to choose from, however, how do you know which activities to pursue?

Local resident Weston Dillon Chelan recommends the following three activities to do around Lake Chelan. Feel free to try one or all of these, as they’re guaranteed to be memorable experiences.

Wine Tasting

The wine tasting experience at Lake Chelan is one that you will not find anywhere else. The mineral-rich soils in conjunction with the climate of warm days and cool nights fosters an ideal environment for growing grapes and, ultimately, producing desirable wines. Although a somewhat novel wine destination, Lake Chelan’s wines have already garnered some awards. At Lake Chelan, you’ll be able to roam throughout the local vineyards while enjoying the picturesque views of the rolling hills and North Cascade peaks. If you’re lucky enough, you might even catch a concert or experience a music festival as well!

Nordic Skiing

Just 15 miles outside of downtown Chelan is a Nordic skiing destination called The Echo Ridge Trail System. There are 21 miles of cross-country skiing trails that cater to all abilities. You have the freedom to enjoy the majestic views of Lake Chelan Valley while exploring the trails on Nordic skis.


A highly popular winter activity at Lake Chelan, snowmobiling is always a fun and entertaining option. With 170 miles of trails, this one is a no-brainer. There are three snow parks in the Lake Chelan Valley that offer trails for both novice and experience riders. Regardless of the trail(s), you’ll be able to take in the breathtaking views and scenery that the valley has to offer.