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Free Summer Guide

Lake Chelan 2011

Visit us at A supplement to the Lake Chelan Mirror

Lake Chelan Summer Invites You....... Contents Welcome................................................4 Photo Contest Winners..........................5 Boating.................................................6 DownLake..................................... 7-22 History...............................................19 UpLake........................................ 22-23 Day Trips..................................... 25-26 Manson Welcome.......................... 28-29 Ag Tourism................................... 30-33 Wine Map.................................... 32-33 Recreation...........................................34 Winter Time.......................................35 Dining & Shopping...................... 36-38 Lodging Table.....................................39 Events........................................... 41-42 Business & Services....................... 43-45

Important Phone Numbers Emergency - 911: Chelan County Sheriff - Chelan Office 509-682-2588 Chelan County Sheriff 509-667-6400 Lake Chelan Community Hospital 509-682-3300 Chelan Fire Department 509-682-4476 Manson Fire Department 509-687-3222 Lake Chelan Clinic 509-682-2511 Columbia Valley Community Health 509-682-6000 Local Pharmacies: Lake Chelan Pharmacy 509-682-2751 Safeway Pharmacy 509-682-4087 Wal-Mart Pharmacy 509-682-4634 Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce 509-682-3503 City of Chelan 509-682-4037 Chelan Ranger District 509-682-4900 National Park Service 509-682-4900 2

Greetings from the Mayor

Welcome! On behalf of the City of Chelan and all its residents and businesses, I hope you will enjoy everything our community has to offer as much as we do. For generations, visitors have come to Chelan for our sunny skies, sandy beaches and the blue waters of Lake Chelan, but they soon discover it’s a yearround destination, offering a variety of activities from a cruise on the Lady of the Lake, a wine tasting tour or an afternoon at one of our many festivals, music concerts, classic car shows and other fun events. Whether you come for a weekend, a few weeks or a lifetime, I’m confident you’ll feel the same way longtime residents do about this special place we call home. Explore our community and experience our friendly, small-town charm, diverse restaurants, growing wine industry and abundant outdoor activities. Should you choose to make Lake Chelan your home, or if you would like to find out more about relocating, stop by City Hall, located at 135 E. Johnson Ave. Helpful staff members are available to answer your questions and help make your vacation or relocation here a dream come true. The friendly staff at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center are also available to assist you with information to make your Lake Chelan experience sensational. You can reach them by calling 509-682-3503, or stop by their office at 102 E. Johnson Ave. in Chelan. Relax and enjoy … we’re happy you’re here! Bob Goedde Mayor

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Welcome to a slower pace of life... Lake Chelan’s shores harbor small close-knit communities, built on the bounty of the earth, water and sun here in North Central Washington. The fall’s harvest festivals herald the gathering of the valley’s bounty and the ripening of grapes, while people dust off skis, break out their snowshoes and warm up their snowmobiles during the crisp, white winters. Come spring, the hills blossom with wildflowers and the lakes with fish, while summer brings Washington’s famous apples and other fruit and vegetables to local stands. From orchards to vineyards, from fishing to hunting, from beloved downtowns to sprawling wilderness, the Lake Chelan Valley has it all and is eager to share it with you. So take a breath, a dip and a sip, and enjoy small-town life and big adventures at Lake Chelan. Welcome.

Facts & Figures


Chelan Incorporated: May 7, 1902 Population: 3,860 Main Industries: Tourism & Agriculture Elevation: 1,130 feet Manson Established: June 1911 Population: 1,685 Main Industry: Agriculture Elevation: 1,160 feet

Chelan & Manson Summer Average High/Low:75°F/53°F Winter Average High/Low:44°F/30°F Record High: 106°F in June 1985 Record Low: -18°F in December 1968 Precipitation averages less than 1 inch per month with annual average of 11.3 inches.

Driving Distances LOCATION MILES Bellingham ................................222 Ellensburg ...................................108 Everett .........................................159 Long Beach .................................335 Olympia ......................................225 4

Pangborn Memorial Airport (East Wenatchee) ............44 Portland ......................................328 Port Angeles ...............................238 Richland .....................................160 Seattle .........................................177

Sea Tac International Airport ........................................185 Spokane ......................................153 Tacoma .......................................198 Vancouver, B.C. .........................270 Wenatchee ....................................39 Yakima ........................................143 Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

1 1 0 2 t s e t n o C o t o h P nners! i W

1st Jennifer Pearson 2nd Tracy Lundeen

3rd Joe Davis

Thank you to all who entered photos! Look through the guide to find some of your photos

Start snapping those summertime photos now for our 2012 Lake Chelan Summer Magazine Photo Contest! Even if you don’t win, submitted photos are placed in our guide for all to see. Something to be proud of and show off to your family and friends. Lake Chelan Summer Magazine photo contest submission deadline is March 2, 2012. E-mail photos to to enter. Please include your name, brief description and the names of people pictures. Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

We will have three categories: Scenic, Events, and Recreational Activities. Submission guidelines: Photos must be 300 dpi and at 8 inches wide. Limit four photos per person. Photo submissions that do not follow the rules and guideline will not qualify for the photo contest, but may be placed in the guide. All photos become the property of Lake Chelan Mirror.



Boating on Lake Chelan More than 60 percent of Lake Chelan’s shoreline can be reached only by boat as it extends into the North Cascades National Park and wilderness areas. Whether it’s an exploration into the wild upper lake or water skiing and other recreation on the lower lake, launch docks, boat rentals and tours are available to anyone who wishes to get out on the lake. Take part in parasailing, or rent a personal or family-sized boat for the day. Kayaking and canoing are options for those wishing to take their time and enjoy the more peaceful, secluded areas of the lake. Boat launches Lakeshore Marina at Don Morse Park has 65 slips close to downtown Chelan. Launch costs $5. Transient dock use is free. Short-term moorage starts at $2 per hour. Visit chelancityparks. com or call 509-682-8023 or 509-682-8029 for more information. Old Mill Park sits on the north shore of Lake Chelan, about six miles east of Chelan. Launch and parking are $7. Annual permits for residents are $25, visitors pay $40. Visit or call the Manson Park and Recreation District at 509-687-9635. Lake Chelan State Park is located eight miles up the south shore of the lake. Launch costs $7 and annual permits are available for $70 annually. Visit www.parks. or call 509-687-3710. 25 Mile Creek State Park is located 25 miles up the south shore of the lake. Launch costs $7 and 6

annual permits are available for $70 annually. Visit www.parks. or call 509-687-3710.Chelan County PUD operates several launches: Chelan Falls Park, Chelan Falls Powerhouse Park and Beebe Bridge Park on the Columbia River and Riverwalk Park on Lake Chelan. Launches at PUD parks are free. Boat Fuel Boats can be fueled up at several locations around Lake Chelan. Remember to be careful and not overfill or spill gas or oil into the water while fueling. Boat fuel is available at Lake Chelan Marina, Watson’s Resort, Kelly’s Resort, 25-Mile Creek State Park (at high water only) and Stehekin. Pump Out Stations Pump-out stations can be found at Lakeshore Marina, Old Mill Park, Manson Bay Marina, Fields Point Landing, and Stehekin. Rules of the water To keep Lake Chelan clean, it is important to dispose of milfoil, a weed that interferes with swimming, boating and fishing. Milfoil is carried on the propellers or other parts of boats being transported from one body of water to another. The weed looks feathery, with at least a dozen pairs of leaflets. Make sure you remove and properly dispose of all plant material from your boat and trailer before they hit the water. Carry a bag to collect Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

your trash, and dispose of it when you return to shore. This applies to sewage as well – bring a port-a-potty or make sure your holding tank is well sealed. Sewage should leave your boat only at a pump-out station. Bilge water is not to be pumped into the lake. Boat washing must be done on shore to keep chemical cleaners from entering the lake. Exhaust systems must meet legal requirements and be in good working order. To find out how to dispose of used oil and other chemicals, call 509-6824663.

River Rafting Lake Chelan’s pace may be slow for those seeking their thrills of white water. In which case, a trip to the head of the lake is in order. That is where you’ll find the remote village of Stehekin and the white waters of the Stehekin River. Starting at Bullion Launch, a 10-mile course leads to the river’s delta. American Whitewater rates this stretch of rapids as Class 2, but the outfitters who lead the tours call it a 2-plus. A put-in one half mile upstream at Agnes Creek adds a Class 4 rapid and starting at the Tumwater Campground makes the run a Class 4/5. The Stehekin is faster than most Class 2 rivers and has a number of hazardous log jams. The second half of the ride is considerably

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smoother, but boaters still need to look out for woody debris. To confirm your whitewater plans, contact the Stehekin Valley Ranch at 509-682-4677.

Canoeing and Kayaking Lake Chelan offers the canoeist or kayaker an opportunity to escape the pressures of modern-day life for a few hours or even a few days. In the early morning and late afternoon, when the lake is calm and the majority of the watercraft is off the lake, a paddle around the lower basin is a unique and calming experience. For a more adventurous paddler, heading uplake in a canoe or kayak is the experience of a lifetime. The busy boat traffic gives way to quiet wild beauty still largely unknown to most visitors. There are a number of campgrounds accessible by water for camping along the way. Be sure to get through the narrows before the winds kick up in the afternoon and makes maneuvering difficult. The Columbia River offers another paddling opportunity between the Wells Dam and Rocky Reach Dam. Beavers, eagles, ducks, geese and other fowl have made this area their home. There are many boat launching places in this area, making it ideal for long or short paddling trips.


Personal Watercraft With such an expansive surface, Lake Chelan is in no danger of running out of room for boaters. All the same, there are those who prefer the motorboats smaller, more maneuverable cousin, the personal watercraft. You need not even own a PWC, as several rental agencies offer them here. As for every other vehicle on the water, certain regulations govern the operation of personal watercraft. Most importantly, a Coast Guard-approved

life jacket must be worn during operation. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age, and minors must ride with an adult. You must be 18 to rent a personal watercraft. Water-skiing and other towing is prohibited from PWCs. The only exception is when the craft’s manufacturer has rated it for three passengers and an observer is on board to keep an eye on the person being towed.

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Parks Don Morse Memorial Park

Chelan Riverwalk Park

Don Morse Park features a large swim-ming area with grass, as well as basket-ball courts, a volleyball court, tennis courts, a skate park and a playground. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, daily, for more information call 509-682-8023. Also available for a fee, are the 18-hole putting course and a go-cart course. The Lake Chelan Skate Park is at Don Morse Memorial Park and includes a half pipe, quarter pipe and rails. Don Morse Memorial Park is on Manson Highway (State Route 150) next to the city’s 165-site RV Park. The skate park is visible from the Don Morse Park entrance and is open to all, free of charge. Helmets and pads are recommended and bikes are not allowed.

This park lies on both sides of the Chelan River, between the old bridge and the Dan Gordon Bridge. There is a one-mile scenic river loop trail, a free boat launch, day-use moorage, a wpicnic shelter, restrooms and the Riverwalk Pavilion, the site of regular performances and events. For more information call the Chelan County PUD: 509-661-4551.

Lakeside Park This park sits off U.S. Highway 97A at the west entrance to Chelan, and has a playground area, shade trees, a seawall, an unsupervised swimming area, volleyball and basketball courts and two floating docks. Boat moorage is for loading and unloading only. For more information call 509-6828023.

Manson Bay Park This park is located in quaint downtown Manson, next door to the marina. It has a swimming area, shady areas to sit on warm afternoons and paths for jogging. For more information call the Manson Park and Recreation District: 509-687-9635.

Old Mill Park Located about two miles east of Manson, this park features shade trees and grass and paths for walking and jogging. For more information call the Manson Park and Recreation District: 509-687-9635.

Willow Point Park Located right on Lake Chelan, this shady, grassy park is two miles up the lake from downtown Manson and makes for a great destination for a bike ride. For more information call the Manson Park and Recreation District: 509-687-9635.


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Chelan Falls Park

One mile east of Manson’s downtown, this park is located on Madeline Road, off State Route 150. It features ball fields, a basketball court and a field for frisbee throwing and other summer activities. For more information call the Manson Park and Recreation District: 509-687-9635.

Located in the Chelan Falls neighbor-hood, at 555 First St., this park includes everything from a swimming area to horseshoe pits to a tennis court, soccer field and softball field. Visitors to this park may catch a glimpse of a hang glider or paraglider using it for a landing site. For more information call Chelan County PUD: (509) 661-4551.

Fields Point Landing Take a quick dip or have a picnic before boarding a ferry to Stehekin or Lucerne at this park, located on South Lakeshore Road, on the south shore of Lake Chelan. Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, call (509) 682-4900.

Powerhouse Park For more information call Chelan County PUD: (509) 6638121

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More Fun Hang Gliding & Paragliding During the hot summer months, hang glider and para glider pilots from around the world come to Chelan to soar our famous air. Pilots launch from Chelan’s Sky Park on top of Chelan Butte, using rising pockets of hot air called thermals to lift them 9,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. Hang glider pilots can then travel as far as Idaho or Canada. Chelan hosts several hang gliding events each year. In addition to the annual Chelan XC Open – one of four events in the nation sanctioned by the United States Hang Gliding Association – pilots from around the world will be in Chelan for the Paragliding World Cup America.

Launches start on Chelan Butte and flights span hundreds of miles across the surrounding flatlands. The Chelan XC Open runs in July. Hang gliding and paragliding are extreme sports that are generally not spectator friendly, but a trip to the top of the Chelan Butte to watch the pilots launch is worth the drive. The best viewing time is between noon and 2 p.m., when the thermals become active. A dirt road that switches back and forth up the butte will take you to the top – the ride is slow and quite bumpy. Access Chelan Butte Road across the highway from the Best Western Lakeside Lodge on the south shore. Smoking is a fire hazard and is not allowed on the butte. Bring plenty of liquids and sunscreen – the sun is relentless up there.

Golfing Verdant greens, warm sun and gorgeous views, means Lake Chelan is a premier destination for golfers. There are several courses within an hour’s drive of Chelan. From 9 to 18 holes, and whether you’re a novice golfer or itching to get to the Master’s, there’s lots to choose from, even putt-putt courses for the kids. So grab your clubs and experience what Chelan has to offer. Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course:; 877-917-8200. The Highlander Golf Club:; 509-884-4653. Desert Canyon Golf Resort:; 800-258-4173. The Lake Chelan Municipal Golf Course: www.; 800-246-5361. The Green at Don Morse Park: www. course.htm; 509-682-8023. Alta Lake Golf Course:; 509-923-2359. Lake Woods Golf Course: 509-686-5721 12

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Walks & Drives

Chelan Riverwalk Park and Reach 1 Trail Chelan Riverwalk Park Loop Trail lies on both sides of the Chelan River, between the old bridge, near Campbell’s Resort and the Dan Gordon Bridge. Walkers and joggers alike enjoy the this scenic one-mile river loop trail, with benches and scenic viewpoints, for a short or long rest to enjoy the scenery. The Reach 1 Trail is a three-mile-plus round-trip walk that overlooks the Chelan Dam and the Chelan River. It takes you from the Riverwalk Park Loop Trail to Reach 1 of the Chelan River – the uppermost section of a 4-mile river that flows down to join the Columbia River at Chelan Falls. The first section of trail begins at the boat launch on the south side of the Chelan River. This half-mile section is paved and accessible to all. Along this part of the trail, visitors will learn about the Chelan Dam. The lower section of the trail, is 1.1 miles long, with gravel and winds through the natural riverbanks. Visitors will enjoy learning about the American Indian Tribes that inhabited the the valley, the wildlife in the various reaches of the river and about the unique geology where basalt cliffs form a treacherous, narrow gorge for the river as it nears the Columbia River. Please respect wildlife and the natural surroundings. South Shore Drives & More A drive along the south shore will lead you to Fields Point, a small park with picnic tables, a swimming hole and an informational kiosk with a 3-D relief map of the Lake Chelan basin. Continuing on, the pavement ends at 25 Mile Creek. For the next section a four-wheel drive vehicle is necessary. Get on to 25 Mile Creek Road and then Shady Pass Road. Follow it and this will turn into Forest Road 5900, bringing you past Junior Point Look-out and then over the mountains and into the Entiat valley. You can also take 25 Mile Creek Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

Road up to Shady Pass Road and into the Ramona Park area. Then head on to Forest Road 8410, which will bring you along Slide Ridge and into the Windy Camp and Stormy Mountain areas for some fantastic views. Note of caution: These roads can get very confusing and sometimes forks in the road are unsigned, so it’s advised to get a map of the Wenatchee National Forest from Chelan Ranger Station. Check your route with them and make sure the roads are passable. The dirt road that winds up Chelan Butte makes for a shorter trip. The butte rises above downtown Chelan to an elevation of 3,800 feet, and offers unbeatable views of Chelan and the lake, the Columbia River and the flatlands to the east. To get there, head out of downtown Chelan and turn left onto Millard Street at the sign for Chelan Butte Road. Follow it up beyond the pavement and then choose your adventure. Continue on Chelan Butte Road to drop down to the other side of the hills to Stayman Flats or go up Butte Lookout Road for views of Lake Chelan and Lake Entiat. The north shore offers a relaxed, well-traveled path to Manson on Highway 150, about eight miles from downtown Chelan. Manson is full of apple orchards and new agritourism businesses, including an ever-growing number of wineries and boasts the Manson Loop. The loop begins in downtown Manson and then goes west along Wapato Way. Turn right onto Manson Boulevard and drive up the hill to Summit Boulevard. Take it north to Loop Avenue and then down to the left turn onto Manson Boulevard. Go east to the right turn onto Wapato Lake Road, then head south (Wapato Lake will be on your left and Roses Lake on your right) until you hit Roses Lake Avenue. Turn right and head west, then turn left onto Green Avenue. Back up the hill and then down the hill brings you back to into downtown Manson. Maps and information on these routes are available at the Chelan Ranger Station Office at 428 W. Woodin Ave. 13

Farmers Markets


Chelan Farmers Markets Farmers markets are the remnants of the community markets of days gone by. Of course, the Lake Chelan Valley is well-known for its tree fruit and wine grape industries, but alongside the cash crops, the valley’s farmers grow are all types of other fruits and vegetables. The Chelan Valley Farmers Markets starts in June and runs each Saturday through October. Growers begin selling at 8 a.m. and wrap up by noon. The Chelan market is in the parking lot next to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Columbia Avenue.

You can find the Chelan Community Farmers Market on Emerson street, located between Riverwalk Park and Riverwalk Inn & Cafe, on Thursday starting on June 30 through September 29. Opening at 4 pm with closing at 7 pm. The Manson Farmers Market kicks off in mid-June and lasts into October. In addition to local fruit and vegetables, the market has attracted several arts and crafts vendors. Find them in the parking lot of the Manson Grange each Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Campgrounds There are numerous campgrounds in the Lake Chelan Valley next to a lake or the Columbia River, in sunshine or in forest. Beebe Bridge Park is located on the Douglas County side of the Columbia River. On 56 acres next to the Columbia River, the park offers 46 tent/RV sites with electricity, water, restrooms, showers, day-use facilities, a picnic shelter, swimming, twolane boat launch, tennis courts, a shoreline trail and an RV dump station. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. Call 509-661-4551 or visit the Website, Lake Chelan State Park , on the south side of Lake Chelan, is a 127-acre camping park in a forest setting. Lake Chelan State Park offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and walking trails, horseshoe pits, a large picnic shelter, a grassy sports field, restrooms, one boat launch and a large dock. Call 1-888CAMPOUT for reservations or visit the state park website at For general information, call 360-902-8844. Lakeshore RV Park is adjacent to Don Morse Memorial Park in Chelan. It has 165 full hook-up sites (water, electric, sewer and cable TV), which accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, as well as 22 16’ x 16’ tent pads. The park also has picnic tables, a dump station, wireless Internet and ADA accessible restrooms and showers. For information call 509-682-8023, or visit www.chelancityparks. com. Kamei Campground/RV Park is located at the northwest end of Wapato Lake. Fifty RV/camping sites, all on grass with water, electricity and some with sewer. Take advantage of the snack bar, fishing supplies and showers in the office building. Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

Rowboats with electric motors are available, and you can bring your pets. For information call 509-687-3690. Okanogan/ Wenatchee National Forest has campgrounds in the Lake Chelan Valley that are accessible by boat or by car. Information on these campgrounds is available at the joint U.S. Forest Service/National Park Service office in Chelan. Call 509682-4900. 25 Mile Creek State Park is located at the end of the south shore road along Lake Chelan. It is a 235-acre campground. It has a marina with 34 slips and two boat ramps. Bird watching, wading in the creek, swimming, mountain biking and fishing are some of the activities here. Call 1-888CAMPOUT for reservations or visit the state park website at For general information, call 360-902-8844. Wapato Lake Campground on the north side of Wapato Lake is operated by the Manson Parks and Recreation Department. This two-acre park has 26 RV and 14 tent sites, showers, restrooms, a pump-out station, docks and a boat launch. For information call 509-687-9635.



Riverwalk Pavilion Riverwalk Pavilion is a hub of activity every summer. Festivals, fairs, concerts and plays all make use of the stage. Sit on the grassy slope and take in a show at the pavilion at Riverwalk Park, just off down-town Chelan’s main street. The location offers an excellent view of the Chelan River and Chelan Butte beyond. The spectrum of cultural activities is truly broad. Bach Fest will take its traditional place on the stage July 8 through 16. Check the full schedule at

Apple Blossom Celebrate spring during the second weekend in May for its annual Manson Apple Blossom Festival in picturesque downtown Manson. The event will take place on May 13 and 14, and includes royalty. A queen and two princesses are chosen from the local high school to represent the town across the state in the festivals in Spokane and Wenatchee and most importantly, in the Manson Apple Blossom Parade. The community gets together to decorate floats, walk in the parade and cheer everyone on. There’s a Pig Jig Fun Run, a quilt show, a street fair and food galore. Also adding to the fun mix is the Manson Idol singing competition, and the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle stunt team makes their way through the parade route. 16

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Rodeo Lake Chelan If you haven’t experienced the thrill of watching a bull rider attempt to ride a rip-snortin’, nasty 2,000 pound bull that wants nothing more than to spin the rider on its horns, you’ll get your chance if you visit Chelan in late July. Rodeo is the only major competitive sport that originated from an actual working lifestyle. The twoday Rodeo Lake Chelan, part of the Pro-West Rodeo Association circuit, runs July 22 and 23. It includes all of the standard rodeo events: bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling barrel racing, bull riding and more. The weekend kicks off with a parade in downtown Chelan on Thursday

evening. The Chelan Rodeo Queen and visiting rodeo royalty welcomes the crowd before the events kick off at the rodeo grounds. The rodeo’s slack will be Saturday morning. Slack is made up of rodeo events with too many cowboys signed up to run during the main competition. Whether you’re looking for one of the best rodeos in the state or a night out with the kids, check out Rodeo Lake Chelan.Rodeo performances are at that the Chelan Rustlers Club rodeo arena, located one mile north of Chelan on Union Valley Road (head north on Bradley Street in Chelan, which later becomes Union Valley Road). The Lake Chelan Rodeo offers plenty of excitement for rodeo fans from the opening ceremonies to the final snortin’, twistin’, buckin’ bull ride.For more information, visit www. rodeolakechelan. com.



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Pig Jig This run is a 2K/5K event that takes you through Manson’s streets the morning of the Manson Apple Blossom Parade. This year, the Pig Jig is May 14. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Manson’s royalty. All participants receive T-shirts. To pre-register or for more information, call Chairperson Kyla Allen at 509-682-4502.

Runs and Rides Saul Gallegos Memorial Run, 509-667-6848, 509745-8618. Join the community at Singleton Park in Manson on June 25 for this event, named for Deputy Saul Gallegos, who was killed in the line of duty in 2003. Walk the 3K, or run the 5K or 10K. All proceeds from the run will help fund scholarships for each of Gallegos’ four sons. Register information is online.

Century Challenge Take your pick of a 30, 60 or 100-mile bike ride through the picturesque Lake Chelan Valley. Starting in Chelan’s Don Morse Park on Saturday, June 25. The challenge provides a three-segment course of varying skill. Take in the sights of Navarre Coulee, Lake Chelan and McNeil Canyon. For more information, visit or call Lester at 509-682-4699.

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Cycle de Vine; 509-669-5753. This series of sporting events takes place July 16 through 17 in Lakeside Park, Chelan. Triathlons for beginners and more experienced athletes will feature swimming in Lake Chelan, running around local parks and the south shore of the lake and biking along scenic highways. There’s a triathlon, half marathon, a sprint and a half Ironman. To register and for schedules, check the website.

Cycle de Vine occurs concurrently with the Century Challenge on Saturday, June 25. Riders travel more than 30 miles, stop-ping at several of the Lake Chelan Valley’s wineries. The course starts in Don Morse Park in Chelan. For more information, visit or call Lester at 509682-4699. Shore to Shore Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10K

Chelan Chase; 1-800-4CHELAN. The Chelan Chase on Oct. 15 is an annual 5K-run/walk fundraiser that winds through the streets of Chelan. The race starts at the old bridge and finishes at Riverwalk Park. Proceeds benefit the Lake Chelan Hospital Mammography Department and the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research Division.

September 10: This certified marathon course promises to be among the most scenic in Washington State. The course begins at Field’s Point Landing on Chelan’s South Shore Road. Runners pass through Chelan on Hwy 97A onto Manson Hwy 150, the North Shore Road, for the final stretch to the waterfront finish at Manson Bay Park. The course is predominately flat and rolling with (2) half mile inclines in the full marathon. Contact Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at 509-682-3503, 1-800-4-CHELAN or

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1879: Camp Chelan was established by the U.S. Army to control reported Indian unrest. It was abandoned in 1880 because of difficulties in maintaining the remote camp. 1889: The town of Chelan was laid out by a surveyor for the federal government. Streets were wide to allow for wagons to turn around. 1889: The First Congregational Church of Chelan, later the Little Stone Church, was organized in Lakeside, then a separate city, where Lakeside Park is now. This was the first of many churches to spring up around the lake. 1889 or ‘92: The first school was started. 1890: A U.S. Post Office was established. 1891: The first newspaper was the Chelan Falls Leader. It moved from Chelan Falls in 1892, a year after its establishment. 1907: Chelan High School’s first senior class graduated. 1914: The Ruby Theatre was constructed and it still open today. 1945: The first float plane flight to Stehekin by Chelan Airways

1879: The U.S. government set up the Moses Reservations, but in 1881 and 1884 the government made new arrangements for settling Indians. 1880: The first apple orchard in the area was planted by Wapato John. 1911: Chelan Leader newspaper announced the birth of the new town of Manson on June 22. 1912: The first school was built, and a U.S. Post Office was established. 1921: The town’s first Apple Blossom Festival was held. The first queen was named in 1928. 1923: By this time, Manson had added electric lights, a public library and two stores. 1923: The first class graduated from Manson High School. One of the best repositories for Manson’s history is the reading corner in the Manson Park and Recreation Ray Bumgarner Building, which is located at 142 Pedoi St. in Manson. For more information call 509-687-9635.

For a look back in time at Chelan’s history, stop by the Lake Chelan Historical Society’s Museum on the corner of Woodin Avenue and Emerson Street. For more information call 509-682-5644.

Facts & Figures Parking in downtown Chelan is limited, both in number of spaces and time allowed. Longterm parking can be found on Wapato Avenue behind Wells Fargo Bank and on Chelan Street, two blocks north of Woodin Avenue.

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Lake Chelan is 55 miles long, averages one mile wide and is 1,486 feet deep. It is the third deepest lake in the U.S. and 24th deepest in the world.


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CruiZin Chelan June 3 and 4: Check out some of the best restored and antique cars of the valley. The two-day event includes a cruise around downtown Chelan, Show-n-Shine, a community stage and children’s activities. For more information call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or visit

Wally Peterson Memorial Fly-In June 4: The 12th annual fly-in, breakfast and lunch comes to the Lake Chelan Municipal Airport June 4. Invited aircraft include antiques, classics and warbirds. Activities at the airport start at 8 a.m. and wrap up by dusk. Visit or call 509-682-4109.

Fall in Lake Chelan Sept. 9-10: This event is designed to bring a car lover to the Chelan Valley for the weekend for a Downtown Chelan Show and Shine, Walkabout, Hot Rod Barbecue, bridge dance with live music and cruising the highways and byways. For more information, go to


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Discover Ancient petroglyphs A waterslide for baby salmon Acres of cool green ‌at Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center Call (509) 663-7522 or visit for information.

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Stehekin There are no roads to this tiny, peaceful town tucked in the North Cascade mountains at the northwest end of Lake Chelan. Its remoteness and grand natural beauty draw visitors year after year on planes and boats, while there are just less than 100 residents year-round. Stehekin is at the entrance to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the immensity of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Stephen Mather Wilderness and National Forest Wilderness Areas. The rangers at the Stehekin Ranger Station can recommend hikes of all levels of difficulty, as well as places to fish, bird watch and boat. There are also many places for camping, climbing, river rafting and horseback riding.

How to get there By foot or horse: There are various routes through the surrounding wilderness. Contact the Golden West Visitor Center to get help planning your trip: 360-854-7365 ext. 14. By private boat: There are four public docks in the National Recreation Area and many along Lake Chelan. For federal docks, you need a site pass. Passes can be obtained at the Chelan Ranger Station at 428 E. Woodin Ave. in Chelan, or call 509682-4900 for more information. By ferry: Lake Chelan Boat Company, 509-682-4584. By float-plane: Chelan Sea Planes, 509-682-5555.

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Stehekin Landing Resort: 509-682-4494, www.stehekinlanding. com, Stehekin Valley Ranch: 800-536-0745, 509-682-4677, Silver Bay Inn: 800-555-7781, There are also private cabins in the area, which can be rented. When you’re there you can take a National Park Service Stehekin Shuttle (after a fee) from the Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

ferry landing to trail starting points and campgrounds. For more information call: Golden West Visitor Center 360-854-7365 ext.

Stehekin attractions Golden West Visitor Center Just a stone’s throw from Stehekin Landing Resort, visitors are welcome at the Golden West Visitor Center. Hours vary throughout the season. From May 28 to Sept. 30, the visitor center is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to displays about the area’s art and geography, the information desk has maps, books and other items. If you are planning a back country trip, the National Park Service’s free permits are available at the visitor center.

Rainbow Falls and Buckner Homestead The 312-foot Rainbow Falls on Rainbow Creek sits next to the historic Buckner Homestead, 3.5 miles up Stehekin Road from Stehekin Landing. Water from the falls follows a 100-year-old, hand-dug, gravity-fed irrigation ditch to the Buckner orchard.

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which it makes the trip back. The bus accommodates backpacks, bicycles and dogs Fare is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and $5 for bicycles and dogs. A special $2 one-way fare gets riders between Stehekin Landing and Stehekin Pastry Company. Just past High Bridge, the road is washed out at Car Wash Falls. Farther destinations are accessible to pedestrian and stock traffic only.

Getting Around The National Park Service operates the Stehekin Shuttle starting at Stehekin Landing and traveling 11 miles to High Bridge. The bus stops at any location along Stehekin Road. From June 11 to Oct. 6, the shuttle makes four departures form the landing: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. The shuttle takes approximately one hour to arrive at High Bridge, after

Facts& Figures Stehekin’s year-round population is less than 100. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Stephen Mather Wilderness and National Forest Wilderness Areas are all near Stehekin. “Stehekin” is

from a Native American word meaning “the way through.” It was one of the only routes over the dangerous Cascade Mountains for trading with coastal and eastern tribes. Fields Point, By the Holden Village bus: The bus picks up guests arriving by boat at Lucerne daily.

Lucerne Lucerne acts as a travel hub. Backpackers trekking into the Glacier Peak Wilderness stop by this old copper mining town, along with travelers aboard the Lady of the Lake and those on bus to Holden Village. There is a campground in Lucerne, administered by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Service. It has two tent sites and can only be reached by boat. There is space for 11 boats and a Federal Dock Site Permit is required.


How to get there By private boat: A Federal Dock Permit is required. By ferry: Lake Chelan Boat Company vessel from Chelan or Fields Point,

Holden Village is a year-round non-denominational Christian center, located 12 miles inland from the ferry landing at Lucerne in the mountains. Without telephones and other distractions, visitors can spend time in deep reflection and the tranquility of the village’s beautiful surroundings, as well as take part in various programs and activities. Reservations to stay in the village are required. For reservations, write to: Holden Village HC00 - Stop 2Chelan, WA 98816. For reservation forms and other information go to Those just wishing to pass through are welcome, but should write to request a space on the bus from Lucerne. How to get there By boat: Lake Chelan Boat Company vessel from Chelan or 24

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Day Trips Chelan Fish Hatchery

Wells Dam

Located near the Columbia River north of Chelan Falls, Chelan Fish Hatchery is a state fish hatchery, working in concert with the Chelan County Public Utility District and local outdoor sporting groups. One of the main focuses of the hatchery is raising rainbow and cutthroat trout that end up in lakes and rivers in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties. Visitors are welcome at the hatchery Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Large groups can set up tours by appointment. Call the hatchery at 509-6825514 for more information. The hatchery is located on Fish Hatchery Road. From downtown Chelan, head east on Woodin Avenue (U.S. Highway 97A). Take the U.S. Highway 150 turnoff toward Chelan Falls. After 1.7 miles, turn left on Fish Hatchery Road, just before the railroad crossing. The hatchery is about one-tenth of a mile down the road.

A 15 minute drive north from Chelan on U.S. Highway 97 takes visitors to Wells Dam. The hydroelectric facility is operated by Douglas County Public Utility District. The dam is also the site of a state-operated fish hatchery that raises salmon and steel-head for the Columbia River and its tributaries. At the visitor center and overlook, visitors can check out the dam’s 10 turbines and learn about hydroelectric power generation. The visitor center also presents local history and information about salmon habitat and life cycle. Tours are available by calling 509-923-2226.

Beebe Springs Natural Area Located on 180-acres along Highway 97 south of Chelan. The Beebe Springs Natural Area is home to fish that swim in new side-channel rearing areas. Mule deer, waterfowl, songbirds, birds of prey, and small mammals feed and find refuge on the Beebe Springs terrace and along the shore of the Columbia River, near Chelan, Washington. The natural spring area has trails, viewing platforms and educational and interpretive facilities.

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Pateros & Brewster The quiet communities of Pateros and Brewster are just inside a half hour’s drive north from Chelan on U.S. Highway 97.The two communities sit on the banks of Lake Pateros, where recreational opportunities include boating, rafting, water-skiing, wakeboarding and more.Follow the Methow Valley Highway (State Route 153) from Pateros to explore the Methow Valley.



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Rocky Reach Dam Showcased on a 2009 episode of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” Rocky Reach Dam is located 30 miles south of Chelan on U.S. Highway 97A. A highlight of any visit to the Rocky Reach Visitor Center is the opportunity for a close-up view of fish passing through the fishway through five windows into the fish ladder. Visitors can see salmon, steelhead, trout and other fish species following their upstream migration routes to spawning areas. Observation points overlook the dam and Columbia River. Several art, history and education displays are exhibited at the Museum of the Columbia. Nearby, enjoy 19 acres of lawns and gardens and a large play-ground. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 31. The grounds close at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 509-663-7522 or check out

campgrounds are open during the summer months. Nearby trails lead to majestic waterfalls, glassy lakes and crowning peaks. For more information, call the Entiat Ranger District at 509-784-1511.

Brewster & Pateros


Brewster Chamber of Commerce (509) 689-3464 June: Circus/ Anderson Small Engine Show July: 4th of July Celebration/Bonanza Days Aug: 6th Annual Budweiser/Lowrance King Salmon Fishing Derby Oct: Halloween Fair Dec: Christmas on the Columbia

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The City of Entiat sits at the mouth of the Entiat River some 20 miles south of Chelan. On the banks of Lake Entiat, the city bills itself as the “Gateway to Recreation.” Entiat River Road extends up the river for 30 miles. Though much of the valley floor is private property, a short trip up any side road leads to National Forest lands. Several


Entiat Valley (509) 923-2571 May: Business Appreciation Day City Wide Garage Sale June: David Thompson Columbia Brigade July: 64th Annual Apple Pie Jamboree 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races Aug: Hydro Races Sept: Pateros Hawk Festival Dec: Christmas at the Confluence

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Mansons Village on the Bay

Manson Village is the hidden gem at the end of the road on the North Shore of Lake Chelan; only 7 beautiful miles uplake from the City of Chelan. We lead the way as Washington’s premier get-away destination. Our recreational opportunities rival any in the state of Washington and possibly even that of the world. You can find outdoor activities across the entire adrenaline spectrum from high-flying paragliding to sunbathing on a sailboat. Here, you will also find scenic bike loops through the vineyard hills and world-class, cross-country skiing trails to suit all skill levels. Manson is home to ten artisanal wineries, each offering superior wines and unique tasting room experiences. You will delight in an afternoon wine tasting in search of that special bottle to complete your personal wine cellar. Then you can share that perfect bottle of wine over dinner with your closest friends or family. Featured in Frommers, Seattle Times, Sunset Magazine, VIA Magazine, Where Seattle and other publications, experts have found our quiet little secret. On your visit to Manson Village you’ll find Five Star fine dining, home-style cooking, and

unique café eateries that dot the downtown and hillside; gift shops and fine art galleries, souvenirs and boutique cheese shops; our famous Manson Farmers Market and the brand new Mill Bay Casino; luxurious private home rentals and resort lodging at “motel” rates… Yes, you’ll find all this and more! Piquing your interest yet? In Manson, family fun is the name of the game. Kids are spotted diving from sunny docks and frolicking with the family dog in our pet friendly park. The whole family will enjoy snow cones and an afternoon flying a kite. But nothing compares to the feel of hand-plucking ripe blueberries or helping your kids twist off a sun-kissed apple from the orchard tree. We are a quaint little village of artisans specializing in worldclass delights! Come out to Manson Village and make us your Washington playground. For more information please visit and let us extend a warm welcome from the Manson Business Advisory.

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1. Allisons of Manson 71 Wapato Way 509-687-3534

2. Banjo Creek Farms 4848 Green Ave. 509-687-0532

3. Carniceria Meat Market 14 Wapato Way 509-687-6541

4. Chelan Rentals Resort Echo Valley 509-687-TIMS (8467)

5. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant 75 Wapato Way 509-687-3179

6. Firehou5e Tasting Room 135 Wapato Way 509-687-3700

7. Four Lakes Winery 4491 Wapato Lake Rd. 509-687-0726

8. Fromaggio Artisan Cheese Shoppe 145 Wapato Way, #3 509-699-9362

9. Lake Chelan Building Supply 585 Wapato Way 509-687-9595

10. Lake Chelan Cheese 224 E. Wapato Way 509-888-0268

11. Lake Chelan Design 75 Wapato Way 509-315-1717

12. Manson Bay Red Apple Market 610 E. Wapato Way 509-687-9333

15. My Buddy’s Place Saloon 77 Wapato Way 509-687-3313 MAnSON


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16. Reed’s Marine 225 E. Wapato Way 509-687-1302

17. Sunset Bar and Grill 76 Wapato Way 509-687-7000

18. Troy’s Pizza 50 Wapato Way 509-687-3345

19.Village Market & NY Deli Vines of the Valley Wine and Hops Bar 50 Wapato Way 509-687-4444

13. Manson Bay Espresso 67 Wapato Way 509-687-2071

14. Mountain View Lodge

20. Wapato Point Village Inn 10 Wapato Point Parkway 509-687-2500

25 Wapato Point Parkway 509-687-9505

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Agri-Tourism - Wines & more The agricultural tradition in Lake Chelan draws thousands of visitors to the area each year. In 2009, the Lake Chelan Valley was officially recognized as an American Viticulture Area – listing it alongside well-known wine destinations like the Napa Valley and Walla Walla. With fewer than 200 AVAs across the country, the designation recognizes the unique quality of Lake Chelan’s growing wine industry. Washington


boasts more than 650 wineries with 350 grape growers and more than 20 million gallons of wine produced each year. Just 10 years ago, there were fewer than 200 wineries across the state. Chelan County has experienced its share of the growth with more than a dozen wineries in the Lake Chelan Valley alone. Some of the valley’s wineries are large scale production houses, selling thousands of cases each year. Most are small, family-run operations featuring handmade boutique wines and annual sales of several hundred

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cases. The state shares the same latitude as northern France, giving the Washington wine industry an average of more than 17 hours of daylight – two more than California’s prime growing areas. Most wines are grown in eastern Washington, where annual rainfall totals about eight inches. Though the state is second to California in total production, according to the Washington Wine Commission, the state’s strength is in premium wines costing $8 or more per bottle. The valley’s tasting rooms, wineries and vineyards are a must on visitors’ itineraries. Wine is the most recent

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addition and a popular one at that to agritourism in the valley. Lake Chelan has long been a predominate player in the agricultural community. Generations of growers have harvested apples and other tree fruits from the valley’s rolling hills. Families can find U-pick berry farms, fruit stands, cider works and other diverse shopping experiences. You don’t have to leave the kids at home to enjoy area wineries. Don’t miss the wine stomping during the summer crush period or the wine-and-chocolate winter tastings. Wine tastings are scheduled year-round and many wineries are open seven days a week. The most popular times to tour the vineyards are in early summer when the buds begin to break and in late summer when the grapes are at their fullest. For information about the valley’s wineries,



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Chelan County PUD Rocky Reach Visitor Center 6001 U.S. 97A, Wenatchee 509-663-7522

Look a salmon in the eye, see electricity made, play on acres of green, stroll the Museum of the Columbia, enjoy lunch or a latte. Free family fun. The Rocky Reach Visitors Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, from the second Saturday in March through Oct. 31. Call 509-663-7522. See our ad page 21

Chelan Parasail

1228 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan 509-682-7245 Enjoy the quiet, panoramic beauty of Lake Chelan from high above or go for some Aquatic Hysteria with one of our boat or personal watercraft rentals. We also offer uplake trips, economical private excursions, boat rescues (towing) and Marina services (fuel, moorage, heated boat and trailer storage). See our ad page 3

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Jet Skis Ahoy! / Ship n’ Shore Marina 1230 W. Woodin, Chelan 509-682-5125

Choose Jet Skis Ahoy! For your watercraft or boat rental adventure. Open seven days a week, May through September. Multi-day and weekly rates also available, competitive prices. Military, law enforcement and firefighting discounts. Gas, ice and lunch from Ship n’ Shore Drive-In – all available at the dock! See our ad page 12

Chelan Electric Bikes-M.e.r.v. (Find us at A Shot of Grattitude) 312 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-683-2125

Imagine riding alongside Lake Chelan through orchards and vineyards... but instead of huffing and puffing and the need for CPR, you’re gliding along without pedaling! Ride the M.e.r.v. Electric bike. See ad page 14

Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals (509) 682-1515 or (800) 682-1561

Multiple resort locations on Lake Chelan; call for location nearest you! Yamaha three-person wave runners, eight and 10 passenger boats with and without wakeboard towers. Hourly, 1/2 day and full day rentals. Multiple day discounts available. See our ad page 27

Whistlin Pine Ranch Alta Lake, Pateros 509-923-2548

Time seems to stand still at Whistling Pines. Located on the south shore of Alta Lake. With Horseback riding, fishing, camping, a high mountain pack trip, or guided hunts available, a family adventure awaits. See our ad page 15

Ohme Gardens

509-682-5555 1328 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan

3327 Ohme Rd., Wenatchee 509-662-5785 www.ohmegardens. com

See the Lake Chelan Valley aboard a Dehavilland Beaver floatplane. Aerial views of the valley can be seen aboard one of our scheduled flights to Stehekin, a local Flightseeing Tour, or a Fly-In Wine Tasting flight. See our ad page 22

This nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine garden was created on a barren hilltop, overlooking the Columbia River by the Ohme family over 80 years ago. Pronounced as it’s written, (oh-me), the gardens provide a maze of native stone paths to fern bordered pools with trickling waterfalls, rustic shelters, secluded hideaways and a wishing well. All these wonders are set with a view of the Columbia River and the valley below. The park is open from April 15 to


October 15. Call 509-662-5785 or visit for information. See our ad page 14

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Winter Time in Chelan

From Chelan’s Winterfest in January to Manson village’s holiday festival and lighting to skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, there’s as much to do in the Lake Chelan Valley during the winter as the summer. Winterfest livens up a hibernating Chelan over Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. There are ice sculptures on almost every corner in downtown Chelan, a parade ending with a fireworks display, a Polar Bear Plunge into the frigid lake and a bonfire of Christmas trees at Don Morse Park to warm up those chilly swimmers. The Lake Chelan Snowmobile Club has drag races and bucket runs, businesses stay open later and offer hot beverages. There’s an ice rink for those who want to strap on the skates, music, events and activities to entertain participants throughout the festival. On President’s Day weekend take in the 2nd Annual Lake Chelan Trax, choose from cross-country and snowmobile trails, fast tubing hills or the ski hill. Manson lets its light shine during its annual tree lighting ceremony. Members of the community flip a switch and make the tree on the corner of Green Avenue and Wapato Way Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

sparkle and there’s music and a visit from Saint Nick. For those who can’t wait to hit the slopes, Echo Valley Winter Sports Center offers three rope tows and a lift for those who want to ski or snowboard on its 70 acres. Tubes are also available for rent if you want to reawaken your childhood or make new memories with your family and friends. If you want to get your family ready for the slopes, there are lessons for those as young as three. Echo Valley is located nine miles from Chelan, on the way to Manson. Echo Ridge, above Echo Valley, is the destination for cross country skiing. It includes a system of more than 25 groomed trails of varying difficulties for cross country skiers and more than two miles of snowshoe trails. Various loop trails wind around the ridge tops and allow for unimpeded views of Lake Chelan and Pyramid Mountain, Stormy Mountain and the Enchantments, with the surrounding landscape covered in a pure cloak of snow.


Dining B.C. MacDonald’s

104 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-1334 Largest menu in the valley for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pastas, seafood, salads, charbroiled steaks; espresso and 41 flavors of ice cream! Families welcome. Incredible food! See ad page 40

Bamboo Shoot

138 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-5723 Experience the ultimate in Thai and Japanese Cuisine. Hibachi menu, chef specials, from the grill, entrees, rice and noodles, soups, salads and appetizers. Orders to go! See ad page 40

Campbell’s Bistro & Pub 104 W. Woodin, Chelan 509-682-4250

An extraordinary dining experience upstairs or down... boldly flavored fare, award-winning wine list and historic ambiance. Delivered with crisp service and over-the-top hospitality. See ad page 41

La Brisa Mexican Restaurant 246 Hwy. 150, Chelan 509-682-5633

Come to La Brisa for a treat of Mexican authenticity! A family Mexican restaurant in the Chelan Plaza next to the Chelan Red Apple Market. Daily lunch specials, full dinner menu, kid’s menu, vegetarian and American dishes, and full bar service. Orders to go, reservations welcome. Open Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. See ad page 36

Lake Chelan Winery BBQ in the Vineyard

3519 SR 150, Chelan 509-687-9463 Located in the last privately owned apple packing shed in the valley, Lake Chelan Winery proudly features free

wine tasting, a 3,000 square foot gift shop, and vineyard and winery tours. The BBQ in the Vineyard is open for dinner May - Oct. See ad page 30

The Local – Grub Pub & Sushi 116 E Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-1031

New Menu coming soon!The Local will offer an expanded menu, joining Mizuumi Sushi and JR’s Bar & Grill, mixing the best of both worlds – American & Japanese – to create a unique and satisfying menu for everyone to enjoy! See ad page 36

Troy’s Pizza - Downtown Manson 50 Wapato Way, Manson 509-687-3345

Manson’s family owned and operated full service restaurant features a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that you won’t find anywhere else in the valley. Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, All natural hand made burgers, specialty pizzas, appetizers, salads, pastas, kids menu, hard ice cream, cocktails, local wine and microbrews. Dine in or on our outdoor patio, let us deliver to you, or call ahead and grab it to go! See ad page 29

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Dining & Shopping Westside Pizza

137 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-4321 Westside pizza is located in downtown Chelan. We offer only the very best ingredients, with dough made fresh daily. Now you can order on line too. Our service is fast and friendly with delivery available to Manson and Chelan Falls. See ad page 36

Wapato Point Cellars Winemaker’s Grill

200 Quetiloquasoon Rd., Manson 509-687-4000 At Wapato Point Cellars, we craft our wines for drinkability, comfort and elegance. Relax on the outdoor patio with a glass of award winning estate wine while you watch the kids play on the lawn and playground or step into the casual elegance of the Winemaker’s Grill where you may choose a great steak or a delicious item off the fresh sheet. Restaurant open daily at 5 pm. See our ad page 31

Allisons of Manson

Sunshine Farm Market

For the wonderfuly spoiled home, Allisons offers a gallery of design, gifts and fine art. Come visit our store and see for yourself. Open Mon-Sat 9:305:30 and Sun. 11:00-4:00. See ad page 37

We specialize in fresh and local: cherries, peaches, apples, organic vegetables, beef, eggs, bread, cheese, and more! U-Pick hayrides to pick your own fruit! Open May through October. See our ad page 31

71 Wapato Way, Manson 509-687-3534

Fashion for Twelve

114 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-3183 Shop for casual clothing in junior and misses sizes. Souvenir T-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children. Most items in the shop si priced $12.99 or less. All new merchandise. Credit cards accepted. See ad page 36

137 Highway 97A, Chelan 509-682-1350

The Lakeland Agency, Inc. 312 E. Trow Ave. #100, Chelan 509-682-5658

Memories by the Lake

212B E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-2738 We have everything needed to create an album of beautiful memories. We offer classes and will do customized classes for groups of four or more. There is a work area and the use of our cutters and sizzix is free. Come see us and create your Memories by the Lake. See ad page 38

The Lakeland Agency has the realestate consultants to help with your acquisition. Before you purchase any property be sure to call the professionals at our agency. See ad page 46

Uptown Woolery

310 East Johnson Avenue Chelan, WA 98816 (509) 888-0285 Previously known as Warehouse Woolery, we’ve moved “UpTown” to Chelan! Come in for your unique yarn & spinning fibers experience! Enjoy a cup of coffee and browse the books, baskets & other gifts as well. Or just sit, relax, knit and smile. See our ad page 37

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May 13-14 (Friday-Saturday) Manson Apple Blossom Festival. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN. May 14 (Saturday) Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast starting at 6:30-10 a.m. at Manson Grange Hall. Call Cindy, 509-687-3119. May 20 (Friday) Lake Chelan Lion’s Club Annual Golf Tournament at Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN. May 19-22 (ThursdaySunday) Chelan Sidecar Rally is a family event and all are welcome. Schedule and registration forms at May 21-22 (Saturday -Sunday) Spring Barrel Tasting:

Lake Chelan Valley wines are showcased. www. May 26 (Thursday) Chelan Valley Memorial Parade, 7 p.m. on Woodin Avenue and Johnson Avenue in Chelan. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN.


June 3-4 (Friday-Saturday) CruiZin Chelan 2011 in downtown Chelan. Call the Lake Chelan Cham-ber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN or visit June 3 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “CruiZin Chelan,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or June 4 (Saturday) Wally Peterson Memorial Fly-

In Show at Chelan Municipal Airport, 8 a.m. to dusk. Call Will at 509-682-4109 or visit June 25 (Saturday) Chelan Century Challenge bike ride: three loops, 100 miles, starts at Don Morse Park. To register or for more information, contact Lester Cooper at 509682-4699 or visit centuryride. com. June 25 (Saturday) Chelan Cycle de Vine bike ride: visit several area wineries along a 35-mile route, starts at Don Morse Park. To register or for more information, contact Lester Cooper at 509-682-4699 or visit June 25 (Saturday) Deputy Saul Gallegos Memorial Run, starts at Singleton Park in Manson. Visit


July 2-4 (Friday-Sunday) Manson’s 31st Annual Fourth of

July Celebration. July 2-8 (Saturday-Friday) Chelan Cross-Country Classic. Hang gliders and paragliders launch from the Chelan Butte and fly distance tasks. For more information George Sturtevant at July 2 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “All American Rodeo Round-up,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit July 4 (Monday) Fireworks over Manson Bay. July 9-11 (Friday to Sunday) Lake Chelan Poker Run, “Back to the 80s.” For more information July 8-16 (Friday-Saturday) Lake Chelan Bach Fest. Enjoy musical concerts in Chelan and Manson. Contact 509-667-0904 or visit


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Events July 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday) Chelan Man Multisport Weekend. For more information July 21 (Thursday) Lake Chelan Rodeo Parade, 7 p.m. in downtown Chelan. Visit July 22-23 (Friday-Saturday) 58th Annual Lake Chelan Rodeo at Chelan Rustlers Arena, Union Valley. Visit www.


August 5 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit

(Friday-Saturday) Fall In Lake Chelan Car Show & Cruise in downtown Chelan. Call Bob Goedde at 509-6822366. September 10 (Saturday) Shore to Shore Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K from Field’s Point Landing to Manson Bay. Contact Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at 509- 682-3503 or 1-800-4-CHELAN or visit September 10-11 (Saturday-Sunday) Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta. Visit September 17 (Saturday) Lake Chelan Hospital Guild B HomeTour & Art Sale. Call Mary Couchee at 509-682-9749 or 509-682-4707.

August 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday) Slam-N-Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Don Morse Park. Contact Mike Haerling at 509670-0180.

September 17-18 (Friday Saturday) Lake Chelan State Park Music Festival. Call 509-687-3710 or visit parks.

August 19-21 (Friday-Sunday) Chelan Fine Arts Festival at Riverwalk Park. Contact Barb Koenig at 509-682-9781 or

September 17-18 Friday-Saturday) Fly & Bike. Hang glider and paraglider pilots compete in a bicycle race and in spot-landing and bomb-drop contests. For more information George Sturtevant at georges@nwlink. com.

August 20 (Saturday) Rotary Salmon Barbecue, 4-8 p.m. at Riverwalk Park. Call 509682-4037. August 20 (Saturday) Annual Pie Social at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509-682-3503 or 1-8004CHELAN.


September 2 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “Dogs Night Out,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit September 9-10 42

September 24-25 (Saturday-Sunday) Lake Chelan Hydrofest, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Don Morse Park. Contact John Walcker at 509-679-7166.


October 1-2 (Saturday-Sunday) Lake Chelan Crush Festival, celebrating wine harvest. Visit October 1-2 (Saturday-Sunday ) R/C Unlimiteds Oh Boy! Oberto Championship Series

Gold Cup and Norm Evans Race at Riverwalk Park. Call 509- 6275520. October 1-2 (Saturday-Sunday) Lake Chelan Crush Festival, celebrating wine harvest. Visit October 1-2 (Saturday-Sunday) Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Event is a ‘on-thewater’ boat show. For more information Jon Courtright 509-885-6025, 425-999-2920 or October 7 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “Paint the Town Pink,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit October 15 (Saturday) Chelan Chase 5K walk/run. Contact Tammy Koch at 509682-4779 or visit chelanchase. com. October 15 (Saturday) Girls Night Out, “Help CHASE Breast Cancer Away Forever.” Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit October 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday) Women’s Halloween Costume Fly-In. For more information George Sturtevant at georges@ October 31 (Sunday) Trick or Treat in downtown Chelan, 5-7 p.m. in downtown Chelan. Call the HDCA at 509682 4322 or visit historicchelan. org.


November 4 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “A Cozy Quilt Walk,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit historicchelan. org.

November 11 (Friday) Veteran’s Day Parade at 11 a.m. on Woodin Avenue in Chelan. Call Chelan VFW Post 6853 at 509-687-9366. November 24 (Thursday) Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Apple Cup Café (509) 682-2933. November 25-27 (Friday-Sunday) Fall Barrel Tasting at local wineries. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN or visit lakechelanwinevalley. com. November 25 (Friday) Santa Arrives in Chelan. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509- 682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN. November 25 (Friday) Downtown Chelan Holiday Lighting. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN. November 25 (Friday) Hot Friday, day after Thanksgiving sale at local merchants. Call the HDCA at 509-682-4322 or visit November 26 (Saturday) Manson’s Holiday Lighting Festival. Call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 509682-3503 or 1-800-4CHELAN.


December 2 (Friday) First Friday in Historic Downtown Chelan, “Rockin’ Jingle Bell Open House,” businesses stay open until 8 p.m. Call the HDCA at 509-6824322 or visit

Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

Business & Services AGRI-TOURISM



Sunshine Farm Market

Chelan County PUD/Public Parks

Apple Country U-Pick, guest

Lakeshore RV Park

Apple Inn Motel


Campbell’s Resort

509-682-1350 See our ad page 31

ANTIQUES Apple Annie’s Antique Mall 866-504-8460 Off Hwy. 2 in Cashmere

Antique Mall at Cashmere 509-782-1519 603 Cotlets Way, off Hwy. 2

Eva’s Antique Mall

509-470-7551, 126 Cottage Ave. Downtown Cashmere

APPAREL Fashion for Twelve 509-682-3183 See ad page 38

The Shirt Shop 509-682-5789


509-667-4208 See ad page 21

509-682-2183 See ad page 7

Sunshine Farm Market 509-682-1350 See ad on page 31


Chelan Plaza Ste. #2, 509-682-5147

HARDWARE Kelly’s Ace Hardware 509-682-2815 128 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan

HOSPITALS/ CLINICS Lake Chelan Community Hospital

509-682-4561 See ad page 17

509-682-3300 See ad page 8

Talley’s Auto Repair



Brewster Chamber of Commerce


Reeds Marine


509-689-3464 See ad on page 26

house, bunkhouse & 24' teepee rental 5220 Manson Blvd, 509-687-3982,

509-682-4044 See ad page 39

509-682-2561 See ad page 41

Chelan House Bed & Breakfast 509-888-4000

Chelan Vacation Properties 509-682-9782, 888-977-1748 See ad page 40

Darnell’s Lake Resort

800-967-8149, See ad page 39

Lake View Hotel 509-682-1334 See ad page 39, 40

Kelly’s Resort 509-687-3220 See ad page 41

Lake Chelan Motel 509-682-2742 See ad page 39

Midtowner Motel

509-682-4051, 1-800-572-0943 See ad page 39

Mom’s Montlake Motel 509-682-5715 10 non-smoking rooms

Pateros Chamber of Commerce

509-923-2571, See ad on page 26 Lake Chelan Summer • 2011


Business & Services LODGING


Mountain View Lodge

Chelan Cedar Linwood Homes

509-687-9505, 800-967-8105 See ad page 29

Riverwalk Inn

509-682-2627, 866-909-6289 See ad page 39

Silver Bay Inn Resort at Stehekin


The Lake House at Chelan 402 W. Manson Highway, Chelan 877-293-5982 See ad page 39

Wapato Point Village Inn 509-687-2500

See our ad page 29

MARINAS Lake Chelan Marina Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals 509-682-7245 See ad page 3

509-682-9783 See ad page 17

Chelan Real Estate Company, LLC Don Piro, 509-630-4472

Chelan Realty 509-682-4014 See ad page 22

Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties 509-682-7777 See ads page 18


855-284-9446 See ad on back page

The Lakeland Agency, Inc.

509-682-5658 See ad page 46



Yuppy Puppy Pet Spa

Jet Skis Ahoy!


PUBLISHING Lake Chelan Mirror NCW Media Inc.

509-682-2213 Weekly news for the Lake Chelan Valley and Chelan County. Visitor’s guides for NCW. Advertising solutions from print to web. See ad page 3


509-682-5125 See ad page 12

Lake Chelan Marina/Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals 509-682-7245 See ad page 3

Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals

509-682-1515 or 800-682-1561 See ad page 27

RECREATION EQUIPMENT & OUTFITTERS Whistlin’ Pine Ranch/ Sawtooth Outfitters 509-923-2548 See ad page 15

RESTAURANTS/ ESPRESSO B.C. MacDonald’s 509-682-1334 See ad page 40

Bamboo Shoot 509-682-5723 See ad page 40

Company Creek Pizza 509-682-2000

Lake Chelan Cheese 224 Wapato Way, Manson 509-888-0268 See ad page 29

Lake Chelan Winery 509-687-9463 See ad page 30

La Brisa Mexican Restaurant 509-682-5633 See ad page 36

Sunset Bar and Grill 509-687-7000, Manson See ad page 29

The Local Grub, Pub and Sushi 509-682-1031 See ad on page 36

Troy’s Pizza/Chelan 509-682-9787

Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

Business & Services RESTAURANTS/ ESPRESSO Troy’s Pizza/Manson


509-687-3345 See ad page 29

Chelan Lanes Bowling Center

Village Market & NY Deli

Lady of the Lake

509-687-4444, Manson See ad page 29

Wapato Point Cellars Winemaker’s Grill 509-687-4000 See ad page 31

Westside Pizza 509-682-4321 See ad page 36

SHOPPING Allisons of Manson 509-68-3534 See our ad page 37

Memories by the Lake 509-682-2738 See our our ad page ?38

Uptown Woolery



Lake Chelan Bach Fest See ad page 17

Lake Chelan Marina Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals 509-687-7245 See ad page 3

Chelan Electric Bikes-M.e.r.v Rentals & Sales


Karma Vineyards 509-682-5538

Lake Chelan Winery BBQ in the Vineyard 509-687-9463 See ad page 30

Rio Vista Winery 509-682-9713

Snowgrass Winery 509-784-5101

Tunnel Hill Winery

509-662-5785 See ad page 14

Shoreline Watercraft Rentals 509-682-1515 See ad page 27


Chelan Sea Planes

Allan’s Fishing Guide Service

509-682-TAXI (8294) - 7 days a week

Lake Chelan Summer • 2011

Four Lakes Winery

Ohme Gardens


509-548-6784 See ad page 31


The Blending Room

See our ad page 37

Cascade Farmland Association

Firehou5e Tasting Room

509-683-2125 See ad page 14


509-670-0411 or 509-687-3084




Vin du Lac

509-682-2882, 866-455-WINE

Wapato Point Cellars 509-687-4000 See ad page 31

509-682-5555 See ad page 22

Lake Chelan Cab Company

VACATION RENTALS Chelan Vacation Properties 509-682-9782, 888-977-1748 See ad page 40



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