"An hour or two in Chelan, Washington" Chelan by Carmanah

Chelan Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 35 photos

Chelan is a small town located on the south bank of Lake Chelan in the north-central region of Washington state. Located east of the Cascade mountains, Chelan has a big tourism industry, mostly because of vacationers who want to spend time along the lake. The weather is ideal as the climate is semi-arid. I remember my uncle always talking about taking his family to Lake Chelan. It was nice to finally put a picture to the name!

One thing we learned about Chelan was that it's home to the state's apple industry. The town seemed to be so proud of its apple heritage - many stores seemed to play up the apple theme. Apple sauce, apple cookbooks, fresh apple juice, apple candies, apple decorations, apple t-shirts - you name it, and they had it.

In the summer of 1997 my family spent a week touring the Washington state Cascades, and with that we passed through Chelan on the eastern side of the mountain range. While we didn't spend more than 2 hours in Chelan, we did manage to take in the town's atmopshere and capture it on film.

  • Last visit to Chelan: Aug 1997
  • Intro Updated Oct 27, 2006
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