Depressed over the end of your favorite season? Lake Chelan isn’t ready to give up on summer just yet! Our warm temperatures make September feel more like a summer bonus than the markings of fall. Wine tasting, live music, and loads of recreational activities fill this month’s agenda. June, July, August–you’ve got nothing on September.
Tasting in September
Wine tasting in Chelan is on the cusp of its peak season. With crush starting in October, over 30 wineries are gearing up for a tasting marathon. However, a lot of that fun will start in September. With music at several venues, deals on half or full cases, and a climate built for outdoor seating, exploring wine is the perfect September activity.
Wineries are not the only ones with live music during September. In fact, several other establishments will be hosting favorite local bands or other entertainment. A full list of entertainment in the valley can be found on the Lake Chelan calendar of events.
The average air temperature for Chelan is nearly 72℉ through September, and the lake itself runs around 73℉. Essentially, jumping into the lake this time of year is like jumping into a lukewarm bath, and it might even be warmer inside the water than it is out!
Boating, jet-skiing and those beach days we savored in August are still on the agenda for this month. Rent a watercraft or bring your own to one of the three public launches. For a lovely picnic or quick dip in the lake, try out one of the several public parks that border the water.
Enjoy over 250 miles of epic hiking trails that extend from the surrounding area. Each hike varies in intensity and length, ranging from overnight to day or hour trips. You can find shorter trails close to town, or take a quick trip outside of city limits to find longer, more intense hikes.
If you’ve brought your travel trailer, boat, or tent, check out some of the camping in the area. You can choose from our downtown RV park where restaurants, bars, and shopping are within walking distance, or you can select a more remote location at either a county or state park.
So much to do, so little time to do it. Don’t miss out on the best month of summer yet!