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Lake Chelan Highlights
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LAKE CHELAN AREA HIGHLIGHTS
Information courtesy Bombar Public Relations

lake_chelan_boat.jpg Pioneers, Indians, Eco-Gardens, Animals and Apples:

Lake Chelan Museum for pioneer and Native history and geology;

Banjo Creek Farms for Western barbecues, horse-drawn wagon and sleigh rides, soap making, barn yard animals, and an impressive collection of early American furniture and decorative gifts.

Ohme Gardens for alpine landscaping on a rocky bluff with panoramic views, featuring 50 stone benches, log chairs and wishing well.

Washington Apple Commission for samples of apples and apple juice, and a look behind the scenes of the region's #1 industry.

Eclectic Entertainment and Siteseeing:

Chelan Airways pilots you in a seaplane uplake and across alpine wilderness for scenic flights and glacier tours.

Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center on the Columbia River for tours. Mill Bay Casino in Manson for alcohol-free gambling.

Adventurous Side Trips:

Holden: The site of an old mine, visitors now explore tranquility, spiritual connecting and the beauty of nature at this resort retreat. By boat or seaplane, then a 12-mile bus ride on gravel roads.

Stehekin: The north end of Lake Chelan is at the base of an alpine wilderness,

Chelan National Recreation Area, a unit within North Cascades National Park. Its amenities are simple, and few vehicles are found here. A base camp for hikers, and an inviting day trip to the 312-foot Rainbow Falls. By boat or seaplane, then excursion bus. No cell phone service.

Chelan Ranger Station: Stop in for boat docking and campground permits plus area maps and forest service information (located near the resort).

Winter Mountain Pass Report: 1-888-766-4636, www.wsdot.wa.gov/sno-info.




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