Wine Tasting overlooking Lake Chelan
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Side Trip: Manson Scenic Loop

Travel seven scenic miles uplake on Hwy 150 from Chelan to reach Manson. Follow the Wine Trail signs through orchards and vineyards and visit over 20 wineries and tasting rooms--each with its own unique personality and flavor. Shop and dine in the village of Manson or spend a leisurely afternoon at the community center, a waterfront park at Manson Bay with picnic facilities, a swim area and boat moorage. The Manson Apple Blossom Festival, held in May, is popular with locals and guests alike. Meander along Manson's Scenic Loop for great views of Wapato, Dry, and Roses lakes. With 300 days of sunshine a year and four distinctly beautiful seasons, Manson delivers fun year-round. moretomanson.com



Take a Look at Manson
Aerial shot of Manson, Photo by Erin Nash
Bird of the Week: Valley Quail
Both valley (California) quail and mountain quail are found in Washington. Valley quail are by far the more abundant of the two and are found in vast numbers on both sides of the Cascades. Last year was a banner year for Quail in Okanogan Country, so you can spot quite a few this winter. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Hike to Stehekin
The hike from Skagit Valley, over Cascade Pass and down to the remote village of Stehekin on the shores of Lake Chelan is one of the classic hiking routes in Washington State. The trail follows an old Native American path used for millennia to cross the mountains. Read More >>>>
Eagles Preparing for Winter
Eagles can be found in every region of the Loop, and winter migration can bring hundreds of birds from Alaska to the local river valleys, like the Skagit, Methow, Wenatchee and Columbia. Depending on the year, migration usually begins in December, and the Skagit Valley Eagle Festival runs weekends in January. When snow begins to melt, most of the eagles head back north, but occasionally a pair will build a nest and set up residence – which can be a wonderful opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures. Read More >>>>
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