Washington Destination Among The Best Summertime Lake Towns In The U.S.

Lake Chelan

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Lake towns are hotspot destinations for outdoor adventures and small-town getaways. While spring is a great time to stretch your legs and take a dip in the lake, summer is the perfect season to take advantage of everything. From boating and fishing to scenic hikes and downtown exploration, there's no shortage of things to do in lake towns during this fantastic season.

That's why Thrillist rounded up a list of America's best lake towns to visit in the summer. A beloved town in Washington Statewas featured on the list, and that honor goes to Lake Chelan! Visitors can look forward to renowned wineries and alpine views along the state's largest freshwater lake. Here's what you can expect, according to writers:

"About three hours outside of Seattle, drive up through the Cascades and past a series of tiny towns until you come across Lake Chelan: a lake in Northern Washington that gets an average 300 annual days of sunshine(!!!) and whose 1,500-foot deep, robin’s egg blue waters give the Caribbean a run for its money. Take kayaks, paddleboards, speedboats, and jet skis from LakeRider Sports and Chelan Parasail and Watersports for a spin, explore quiet local villages like Chelan, Mason, and Stehekin, or head out into the enormous North Cascades National Park—one of the most underrated national parks in the country, home to 300+ glaciers, sweeping alpine forests, and remote backcountry camping."

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