Fall is for lovers. There’s something simply irresistible about laid-back autumn days in Lake Chelan. The foliage is hued in orange, yellow and red, wine is flowing at harvest festivals and magic-hour hikes are somehow even more breathtaking.
Now is a perfect time to plan a grown-ups-only retreat to savor the past summer’s sweet rewards.
Wine tastes even better when you get to help make it. Grab a first hand (or foot) experience of the harvest at the Lake Chelan Crush Festival in October.
We adore all seasons in Lake Chelan, but fall scores serious bonus points with lovers of the outdoors. Hiking, biking and golfing season, powered by sunny, 70-degree days, stretches well into October here. It’s like a pre-winter warm-up for weekend warriors—and we have a hunch you’ll want to call in “sick” on Monday.
It’s no secret that we love our valley’s growers. What we love even more, though, is introducing them to new folks. Take advantage of the many opportunities to get up close and personal with winemakers and farmers in the fall.
One pick: Stehekin’s Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation Harvest Festival in October, where you can make your own juice from apples just off the tree.