5 Fall Experiences in Chelan County
Fall is in the air! Chelan County offers a range of exciting activities and beautiful places to explore in each season, and Fall is no exception. Keep reading to learn about five memorable ways to experience Chelan County this Fall.
5 Fall Experiences in Chelan County
Fall is in the air! Chelan county offers a range of exciting activities and beautiful places to explore in each season, and Fall is no exception. Keep reading to learn about five memorable ways to experience Chelan County this Fall.
1. Bike Through the Stunning Sage Hills
About 10 miles further East from Cashmere, surrounding the City of Wenatchee, are the dynamic Sage Hills. The hillsides provide incredible views of the Columbia River valley and offer over fifty miles of well-maintained trails. While the trails are great for day hikes and even horseback riding, they also provide some of the best mountain biking courses in the area. The hard-packed trails are an ideal biking surface, and a range of route difficulties means there is a great ride out there for every skill level.
2. Snap Insta-Worthy Fall Photos in Leavenworth
Start your Autumn journey in the Bavarian-themed tourist town of Leavenworth. Stroll down cobblestone streets while enjoying vivid Fall colors and the background hum of Bavarian music. Directly behind downtown Leavenworth is the Waterfront Park featuring smooth walking paths that hug the riverside and wind through thickets of deciduous trees. Around every corner is a picturesque backdrop to snap beautiful Fall photos. Be sure to keep an eye out for salmon swimming upstream!
3. Explore the Rocky Reach Discovery Center
Within a short drive from the bustling city of Wenatchee you’ll find the all-new Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam. This is a hands-on experience where you’ll interact with the exhibits. Explore an oversized fish viewing area and see huge salmon. Crank a turbine and create your own electricity, or enjoy their augmented reality app where you can swim with salmon. You can also test your skill at being a steamboat captain and try to steer your steamship down the mighty Columbia River.
The Rocky Reach Discovery Center is fun for all ages and a great place to learn about the history of the Columbia River and hydropower! Rocky Reach Discover Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m and admission is free of charge.
4. Get a Workout at the Riverfront Rock Gym
While the Wenatchee area features some of the best outdoor recreation in the state, there are also excellent indoor options to pack your day with. At the Riverfront Rock Gym, you’ll find over 14,000 square feet of indoor climbing surface area. This modern facility is a great place to hone your rock climbing skills, or try out the exciting activity for the first time. Friendly and informative staff are available to make sure you have a fun and safe experience. After climbing, visit the on-site Last Pitch Cafe to enjoy espresso drinks, craft beers, kombuchas, sandwiches, and pizza. Learn more at www.riverfrontrockgym.com
5. A Visit to Mellisoni Vineyards
With beautiful views overlooking Lake Chelan and a selection of award-winning wines to choose from, Mellisoni Vineyards is sure to be a memorable destination for your Fall trip to Chelan County. Inspired by the “agriturismo” of small Italian towns, Mellisoni focuses on creating an immersive, personal experience for guests. Visits are by reservation only, so be sure to plan your Fall visit in advance. www.mellisonivineyards.com
Explore other Lake Chelan Area Wineries at www.lakechelanwinevalley.com