Who wouldn’t want to live in a Wenatchee? The largest city in Chelan County, Washington is known as the apple growing capital of the world. Nestled 150 miles east of Seattle on the Cascade Mountain Range, Wenatchee boasts over 300 days of sunshine the whole year round.
The area and its natural wonders promote a healthy, active lifestyle of crossing rivers, walking in manicured parks, exploring the alpine wilderness, water skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, boating, running, biking, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, river rafting, gliding, and others.
Here’s a list of must-see sites.
NOTE: It’s important to check out the websites or social media accounts of the following attractions before you head out to make sure they’re open.
This former factory building previously owned by Pybus Steele Co. has been restored. This center of activity has shops, restaurants, and even learning centers.
This wild, gorgeous garden found on a rough, dry bluff with a fantastic view of Columbia River and the snow-covered Cascade Mountains, has small evergreens, local stones as paths and borders, low-growing flowers, and tiny deep pools nestled between big natural rocks. Most of the work was done by hand before the advent of irrigation.
Go back in time to early life along the Columbia River in this three-floor museum. Permanent exhibits include The WPA (Works Progress Administration) mural developed in 1939, which traces postal service history, the Liberty Theater Pipe Organ, and The Great Northern Railway Diorama. Reserve here.
Outdoor enthusiasts will also love:
- Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail winds around Columbia River and boasts 22 miles of top-quality asphalt trail. It covers bluffs, ravines with tight hairpin turns, and other exciting areas.
- Wenatchee Riverfront Park spans 31 acres of shoreline trails, a two-lane boat launch, boat trailer parking, and short-term moorage.
- Walla Walla Point Park is 70 acres of picnic grounds, a special events place, a soccer/softball complex, 1.2 miles of trail, tennis and volleyball areas, horseshoe pits, playground, and fishing pier platform.
- Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort is a family-friendly destination with lots of sun, light powder, and stunning views. Over 36 runs span more than 2,000 acres of trails and a 2,250-foot drop. A skiing spot is found in a 2,000-acre basin. The snow is light, dry, and powdery.
- Old Wenatchee Bridge, built in 1950, still supplies water to East Wenatchee’s fruit industry. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
- Wineries and breweries (there are 10 tasting rooms and five breweries), have safety protocols in place.
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