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Things to do in Lake Chelan, WA during autumn

Houses and jetties on the shores of Chelan Lake

For many of those who live in Lake Chelan, WA, seeing leaves turn red and gold is an experience they always anticipate. While the sight is spectacular in and by itself, autumn also heralds autumn’s arrival and the many activities that come with it.

Here are some things to look forward to:

Go camping

Given Lake Chelan’s abundance of beautiful, well-maintained campsites, it’s not surprising to learn that camping is one of the more popular things to do in the fall. 

Two of the more popular campsites in Lake Chelan are Twenty-Five Mile Creek and Lake Chelan State Park. Both of these campsites are well equipped and easily accessible, making them perfect for families who wish to squeeze in a bit of outdoor fun once autumn rolls in.

Just remember to stock up on these important items before heading to the campsites during this time of the year:

  • Warm clothes
  • Water- and wind-resistant jackets
  • Sturdy, waterproof boots
  • A few pairs of warm socks
  • Good sleeping bags and sleeping pads
  • Tarps and tents with rain flies
  • Sunscreen and bug spray

Go fishing

With an area covering a total of 50 miles, Lake Chelan is the largest natural lake in Washington, and is well known for its healthy fish population.

Thus, anglers and fishermen consider Lake Chelan as the perfect destination for a weekend fishing trip.

Some of the fish you can catch at Lake Chelan include the following:

  • Chinook salmon
  • Lake trout
  • Largemouth bass
  • Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Northern pikeminnow

Before planning your trip, check with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for advisories and requirements. Browse fishing regulations, emergency rules, and explore useful links here

Try new food and wine

Befitting Lake Chelan’s status as an American Viticultural Area, many of the area’s wineries and vineyards have started to offer dining options to their patrons. These include Tsillan Cellars’ Sorrento’s Ristorante, Wapato Point Cellars’ Winemaker’s Grill, and Vin Du Lac’s Bistro, all of which are known for their well-thought-out menus and impressive wine pairings.

Want to do something a bit more adrenaline pumping than simply sitting down for dinner after a wine tasting tour? Try skydiving straight into a winery!

Known as “Winery Tandem,” this luxury activity allows you to freefall from a Skydive Chelan plane before landing in a grass field among the region’s beautiful vineyards. 

Stock up on local produce

Lake Chelan is known for its exquisite produce – and there is no better time to stock up on them than the fall season.

Instead of driving to the grocery store, however, pay the local farmer’s markets and farm stands a visit first.

Shop the freshest cherries and the most succulent pears and apples. Stock up on other products such as homemade jams, freshly baked pies and pastries, handmade soaps, and more.

Before investing in Lake Chelan real estate, learn more about living in Chelan to get a full grasp of what to expect when you call this area home. 

To find out more about your Lake Chelan real estate options, give Coldwell Banker Lake Chelan Properties a call today at 509.682.7777 or send us an email at info(at)cbchelan(dotted)com