Lake Chelan sits on the eastern side of the Cascade mountain range in a glacial valley boasting 300 days of annual sunshine and close proximity to the Pacific Northwest. While it feels a world apart, Lake Chelan is an easy three-hour drive from Seattle, the ideal weekend getaway or long springtime escape.

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As a dog mama, I’m always on the lookout for pet-friendly places to take the pups and Lake Chelan has so much to offer!

Dog-Friendly Wineries
Many of Lake Chelan’s most celebrated wineries welcome WineGirl Wines even has a whole landing page dedicated to adorable winery pups! You can also bring fido along to Tunnel Hill Winery. Mellisoni Vineyard s, Vin du Lac Winery. Karma Vineyard s, Lake Chelan Winery , Cairdeas Winery . Succession Wines, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyard s, Tildio Winery . One Wines Inc., Four Lakes, Amos Rome Vineyards or Rio Vista Wines on the Ri ver.

Dog-Friendly Hikes
Get your active pup some exercise by hiking the many trails around Lake Recommended hikes with dogs include Echo Ridge Trails, Chelan Butte Trail, and Clara & Marion Lakes. For easy and accessible walks, grab the leash and head to the one-mile Riverwalk Loop Trail or the four-mile Chelan River Trail downtown.

Pampered Pets
Every dog will have its “spa” day! Drop off your pup at All For Paws for doggie self-care with an array of top-notch grooming options as well as toys and treats for sale.

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Upcoming Events

In addition to chilling with some wine and lake views, Chelan has plenty of events coming up this year!

Lake Chelan Spring Release-April 1-30, 2021

The vines wake up in April, and recently bottled brilliant whites and delightful pinks will be ready to taste. Experience Lake Chelan’s newly released white and rose wines and discover your new favorite summer sippers at Spring Release.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival-May 7-8, 2021

The inaugural event took place in 1921, and now the Manson Apple Blossom Festival returns for its 1oistyear with the theme “Rooted in Tradition Again.” Celebrate the beginning of  another  apple-producing season with this century-old tradition that continues to pay homage to community, family and agriculture. The Apple Blossom Festival includes a chicken noodle dinner, Pig Jig, quilt show, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and, of course, the classic grand parade.

Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival- May 20-23, 2021

Join a showcase of internationally acclaimed jazz artists and celebrate the wonderful wineries, historic downtown, and remarkable beauty of Lake Chelan. This four-day event offers Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival passholders a musical tour through the Lake Chelan Wine Valley. Jazz performances take place at wineries and venues throughout the region, and Lake Chelan AVA wines will be available during performances.

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15 th Annual Cruizin Chelan Classic Car Show-June 4-5.2021

Pedal to the metal! The Cruizin Chelan Classic Car Show kicks off the 2021 summer season. Proud car owners line up their coupes, sedans and hot rods for the big Show-n-Shine. It’s a must-see museum on wheels.

Rose Soiree Auction-June 26, 2021

Sip and savor your way through an enchanting evening at Lare Hill Vineyard Ranch and celebrate the delicious diversity of summer’s favorite wine at the Rose Soiree Auction .

About Lesley Michelle

Lesley is the founder and editor of What's Up NW. Lesley does love her beer and writes about that A LOT, but she also loves to shine the light on local events, people and businesses that call the Pacific Northwest home!

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