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April 16, 2021

4 Things to Do in Lake Chelan for Families

Lake Chelan is a top destination for families. There is a variety of fun activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy! With so many exciting things to do, we want to make sure you don’t miss out on the best while you’re here. To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a list of 4 things to do in Lake Chelan for families.

1. Spend Time on the Lake

Of course, the best thing to do in Lake Chelan with your family is spend time on the lake! Whether you’re relaxing in a boat, going for a swim or enjoying watersports, the opportunities for fun are endless. When you stay at The Lookout, your family will have access to 700 feet of private waterfront. We’ve partnered with Shoreline Rentals to offer you a wide range of watercraft rentals, including kayaks and paddleboards, jet skis, pontoon boats and more. We also have a sandy beach cove that the kids will love! Let them splash around in the clear blue water while you soak up the sun. You can spend a whole day on Lake Chelan with your family!

2. Go for a Hike

dog looking at echo ridgeAnother great family activity is hiking. Luckily, you’ll have plenty of family-friendly trails to choose from in Lake Chelan. We have our own walking trails at The Lookout, and we’re close to some of the best places to hike in the area, like Riverwalk Park, Lake Chelan State Park and the Echo Ridge Trail System. Along your hikes, take in beautiful views of Lake Chelan and the Chelan valley. Riverwalk Park offers a one-mile trail that loops between the bridges that span the Chelan River. There are even shaded benches for you to rest! Lake Chelan State Park has the Little Bear Trail, which is an easy 2 mile loop trail. Echo Ridge has 25 miles of trails, with routes in the summer that are perfect for family hiking. Some beginner-level trails include Morning Glory, Zippity Do-Da and Upsy Daisy.

3. Explore Downtown Chelan

One of the best things to do in Lake Chelan for families, and everyone, is explore downtown Chelan. Historic Downtown Chelan is home to boutiques and shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. Your family will love catching a movie at the Ruby Theatre before grabbing a bite to eat at the Lakeview Drive-in! You can also explore some of the many shops and get some gifts to take back home with you.

4. Take Advantage of Our Amenities

girl playing with ball in parkOf course, the best thing to do with your family in Lake Chelan is take advantage of our amenities. We offer guests at The Lookout incredible amenities that families love. We have playgrounds, parks and pools! We also have plenty of sports families can enjoy, like basketball, pickleball and bocce. We have sports equipment available, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own along, and we also have water toys for the kids to use at the lake! One of our most-loved amenities is our fire pits because the kids can make their favorite treat — s’mores. In addition to our amenities, we hold special activities throughout the year that both kids and parents love, from outdoor movies, to egg hunts to fireworks. There’s never a dull moment at The Lookout!

We’ve told you about the best things to do in Lake Chelan with your family, but the list could go on and on! From family-friendly entertainment to water parks, the fun never ends in Chelan. Learn about more things to do in Lake Chelan and start planning an unforgettable family vacation!