The greater Lake Chelan area is known for its more than 300 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons, each abundant with activities. From wine tasting to water sports, mountain biking to snow skiing, boutique shops to fine art galleries, and dive bars to five-star dining, the diverse experiences and adventures of the Chelan Valley make it a world-class vacation destination and an even more special place to call home.

Some favorite area activities are described below, but to learn much more about the Lake Chelan lifestyle, visit the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center website.

Wine, Ale, and Cider Tasting

Spoiled with more than 30 wineries dotting the shores and hillsides around the lake, tasting your way through the Chelan valley is a stunning way to experience the distinction of flavors from the Lake Chelan AVA and other Washington winemaking regions.

But the Chelan Valley isn’t just privileged with more than their fair share of great wine, you can find fantastic craft breweries and cideries here, too!

Boating & Water Sports

The 50.5 miles of pristine water make Lake Chelan a water sports paradise. There’s nothing quite like a sun-filled day on the water with family and friends. There are many ways to enjoy the lake. There are several local companies offering boat and jet ski rentals, as well as canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. Swimming, snorkling and even scuba diving are also popular activities.

Family Fun

There’s no shortage of fun for everyone in the family! Splash down a waterslide, zoom around a go-kart track, or tie on some bowling shoes and hit the lanes. Even outside the lake, the Chelan area has enough entertainment to keep the fun and adventure fresh.


Lake Chelan is home to eight golf courses, including the well-known Gamble Sands and Bear Mountain Ranch. It’s a dream golf destination for golfers of all skill levels with plenty of options to hone your game or simply enjoy a leisurely day on the course.

Wellness & Leisure

Wellness is in our nature in Lake Chelan. Our location and landscape offer so many ways to unplug and connect with what’s around you. Take a scenic drive like the Manson Loop, discover new species of birds in the area with the help of the Audubon Society’s Birding Trail map, stroll the charming downtown streets of Chelan and Manson, or take a spa day to relax and recharge.


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