Enjoy the rugged natural beauty of Washington State, while sampling vintages from one of the state’s up-and-coming wine regions on a visit to Lake Chelhan, in the eastern foothills of the North Cascade Range. Lake Chelan is the largest lake in Washington, its long narrow length snaking for some 55 miles from the town of Chelan to the edge of North Cascades National Park.
The lake itself is a popular spot for summertime fun on
the water, with abundant trout making it great fishing spot. The reclusive wineries dotting the valley are destinations unto themselves, with stunning views that are almost as good as the wines.
Lake Chelan is located about halfway between Seattle and Spokane, on the east side of the Cascade Mountains. There are only two cities on the lake, Chelan and Manson, both near the southern end. The tiny town of Stehekin, at the far north end, is a gateway to North Cascades National Park and only accessible by foot, seaplane or boat, including the Lady of the Lake ferry.