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Lake Chelan Riverfront Park view from AirBnb Patio

The name Chelan has its origins in Tsillan, a Salish indigenous word which means “Deep Water.” True to its name, this beautiful glacier-fed freshwater lake is almost 1,500 feet deep and about 380 feet below sea level at its deepest point. Located at the foothills of the North Cascades, flanked by the Chelan mountains, this…

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Whiskey Jack hats Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Another day, another great gift idea for this year’s holiday season: Whiskey Jack! Founder and creative Alison grew up in Colorado before moving to Washington nine years ago. She’s been practicing and creating art her entire life, feeling the call to be creative for years before starting her business in 2011. When she first opened…

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Wenatchee

It is an honor to be asked to write a piece about my ancestors, the P’Squosa, and my current venture, Wenatchi Wear, for Explore Washington State. For reference, the P’Squosa are also the šnp̍šqáw̍š̍x (people in the between) whom, after colonization, were given the name Wenatchi. I am a member of the Colville Confederated Tribe…

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lake

Looking for a destination that has it all? Look no further than Lake Chelan. From recreation adventures (both in the mountains and on the water) to wineries, breweries, nearby U-Pick farms, shopping and everything in between — Lake Chelan has it all. Lake Chelan Lake Chelan is a 50.5-mile long lake that is as blue…

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Looking for your next Washington town to explore? This time of year, there is one place that comes to mind right away – Leavenworth. If you’re anything like me, you love twinkling lights. Nothing makes a night stroll more beautiful than buildings lined with strings of light. There can be little debate that the small Bavarian…

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Growing Up in Leavenworth

My home is a small, quiet mountain town at the base of the Cascade Mountains, nearby the famous Alpine Lakes Wilderness, within the Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest. Tall mountain ranges skirt the quaint town, with ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and larches scattered about. When you find solitude, you can hear the quaking aspen blowing in…

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