A scenic place close to Washington is Chelan. This is a town located in the Lake Chelan Valley. Being a great place to visit as well as relocate, this valley has several recreational opportunities that span four seasons. There are shopping districts that are charming and vineyards that are the basis of a developing wine industry here.
Residents here can find easy access to different places across the state with quality infrastructure; what you will find here as a tourist are scenic outdoors, dreamy vineyards to walk through and stop by as well as art and cuisine that makes this community town a cultural hub in the region. The Lake Chelan Valley has a distinct community life as found in small towns; simply linger by the streets or stop at the cafes to take in the local life and vibes around town. Most people know each other and have participative events that lead to a richer quality of life here.
History of the place showcases how this valley was carved out from glacier floods. The Lake is 55 miles long and 1500 feet deep. That makes it the third deepest lake in the country as well as the longest lake to be found in the state of Washington. With clear blue skies and a vibrant summer, this is the perfect time to visit this area. It has a beach feel with the rugged mountains that loom at the back. The remote town Stehekin which lies by the far end of the lake offers a space for people to unwind amidst nature and being off the grid for some time.
Besides the lake side destinations here, take a hiking or a camping trip to Wenatchee National Forest. This alpine forest has wilderness areas, caves, lakes and campgrounds. The multi user trails span millions of acres.
By the lake is the Lake Chelan State Park. This recreational area comes with camping, dock and boat ramp. It spans 127 acres and is located by the shores of the lake, providing scenic camp sites that families can enjoy over the weekend and holidays.
There are several other places you can enjoy here such as the Lake Chelan National Recreational Area, Slidewaters, Don Morse Memorial Park which has several recreational activities to offer.