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March 16, 2021

Best of March in Lake Chelan

Perhaps the best thing about March in Chelan is also the best thing everywhere in the Northwest, which is gaining an hour of daylight as we spring forward on March 14th. One more hour to get outside after work, and one more hour to stay outside on the weekends! For your vacation to Lake Chelan, it means one extra hour of all the relaxing, recharging, refreshing activities of spring.

What’s in the forecast?

We’ve made an exciting jump into the 50s! (The average high is 51 degrees, but that counts!) The days are feeling considerably warmer and we still expect lots of sunshine, with just 4 days of average precipitation. Ditch the hats and gloves, but keep the jacket in your suitcase. Bring your swimsuit, but use it for the hot tub, for now.

What is there to do?

Chelan is a beautiful place to celebrate the start of spring. While the mountains in the distance will still be snow-capped, the lower elevations will get progressively greener. Plus we always have our sparkling blue lake. Take in the views by…


woman hiking lake chelanTrails will be uncrowded, yet busy with plants budding with new life. Pack a picnic and find a sunny spot to eat. Hiking with your dog? Check out pet-friendly trails.


Play one of the area’s seven beautiful courses as they start to open in March and April. Read our round-up of the courses and opening dates.


Spring fishing in Lake Chelan is some of the best — and most picturesque — in the state, stocked with over 800,000 fish, many over 20 pounds. Here’s our list of where to fish for what.


lake chelan beachesWhen the lake level lowers, it reveals beaches that are underwater most of the year. Right now, you can even walk from your Lookout vacation rental to downtown! Read more about where to find these hidden beaches.

What events are happening?

You’ll have to wait for April and May for the spring wine events, but if you’re a fan of a frosty mug, you’re in luck! St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated on Saturday, March 20 with the 36th annual dog parade starting at noon. Dress up in the whole family, including your pup, and make everyone green with envy when you win the Top Dog award. Then check out the local brewery and restaurant scene for St. Patty’s specials.

man playing guitar outsideOn March 27, head to downtown Manson for their Spring Fling! From 12 – 8 pm, enjoy outdoor music, food, and beverages (including the grand opening of a new winery, Navarre Coulee Vineyards). Events for kids include photos with the Easter Bunny, kite flying and rocket launches at Singleton Park, and a wine barrel train.

Plan your Chelan spring vacation and welcome the season with open arms! Find your Lookout vacation home rental by calling our reservation specialists.