In North Central Washington you’ll encounter glacier clad mountains towering over sagebrush-covered desert, cascading waters, which snake through semi-arid flatlands, and hills that range from evergreen to velvety brown.
And the contrasts aren’t limited to topography — you’ll also be amazed at the range of lifestyles you’ll encounter in Chelan County. From sedentary to active, participant to spectator, mild to wild adventure seekers, or to those who just need to slow down and decompress in a spectacular natural setting … Chelan County offers uniquely personal experiences for those who visit, and those who choose to stay.
Visit Chelan County!
(Pop. 3,755) — Scenic Lake Chelan lies within an 80-mile long glacial valley. This resort community is surrounded by semi-arid rolling hills that give a hint of the spectacular views offered as you travel up the lake which for most of its length, lies in a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon.The Lake Chelan Valley offers an unparalleled variety of scenic and recreational experiences. For more information visit: Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce or call 509-682-3503.
(Pop. 2,195) — Just 20 miles from Wenatchee lies Leavenworth, Washington’s Bavarian Village, transporting visiotrs to another part of the world. This Cascade Mountain Hamlet features authentic alpine architecture, old world foods and gifts, dazzling flowers, and dramatic mountain views. At Christmas time, Leavenworth turns into a dazzling holiday destination featuring a dramatic tree lighting festival 3 weekends in a row. For more information visit: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce or call 509-548-5807.
(Pop. 2,980) — If you hear a Cashmere native boast of being ‘centered’, take him at his word. Cashmere, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, is in the geographic center of Washington state.
Apple and pear orchards line the banks of the Wenatchee River as it winds through the valley. And those apples are one of the main ingredients in Aplets & Cotlets, the world-famous candy made right in Cashmere.
To complement the green of the orchards, Cashmere, an official Tree City USA designee, celebrates its trees, particularly on the Cottage Avenue Historic District, a charming tree-lined street featuring restored 1920′s Craftsman Bungalow houses. It’s a fitting view for a town showcasing a Pioneer Village Museum and an early American downtown, truly small town America at its best. For more information visit: Cashmere Chamber of Commerce.