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September 25, 2020

Things to Do in October at Lake Chelan

While we don’t like to pick favorites, we have to say October in Chelan is a very special month. Officially in its autumn glory, the Chelan Valley is bursting with rich colors, flavors, and smells that make you feel more connected to nature, and appreciative of the changing seasons. This is a great month to plan a couples trip or getaway with friends (hint hint: adults-only to enjoy the many seasonal beverages!) Or, take your family to a Lake Chelan vacation rental house at The Lookout for remote working and school, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere when you need a break. Here are ideas for things to do in October at Lake Chelan:

What is the October forecast at Lake Chelan?

sunny autumn day in Lake ChelanSun, still. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you look up October weather in Chelan. An average of just three rainy days leaves the rest of the month with mostly blue skies and sunshine that still feels toasty. The average temperature is in the mid-60s, so being outside is perfectly pleasant.

What is there to do in October at Lake Chelan?

Many of Chelan’s outdoor activities are still available – golf, biking, boating, and hiking. Since the summer rush is over, you may find you have the trail, course, or even the lake to yourself!

But what really sets this month apart is the fall harvest. September and October are the months for apples, nectarines, beets, melons, corn, berries, onions, squash, greens – even local cheese and honey. From roadside farm stands to downtown restaurants to wineries and cideries, the freshest of the season is everywhere you look, and taste.

Fall Crush at The LookoutSpend time learning about what makes the Valley unique, like the climate that supports over 200 acres of wine grapes and over 10,000 acres of fruit trees, or the family history behind many of the area’s small businesses. A great way to learn and experience this for yourself is through one of Chelan’s best events: Fall Crush. This is the official fall grape harvest and a preview of what winemakers will be bottling.

This year, the weekend’s of October 4th & 5th and 10th &11th are Lake Chelan Crush events. Each winery has their own hours and varying ways to participate – some have outdoor-only tables or reservation systems, others will have ways to watch grape-crushing or take tours.

orchard at chelan lookoutFor other ideas for socially-distanced activities at Lake Chelan in October, consider sidewalk-dining downtown, taking tours of orchards, or eating a seasonal farm-to-table meal al-fresco at our neighbor Vin Du Lac Bistro! For a fun way to combine getting active with getting a taste of wine, check out the Lake Chelan Electric bike wine tours. Now with a minimum of 2 guests and a max of 5, these tours are a popular activity in October in Chelan, but there are still spots remaining if you book soon!

Don’t miss this wonderful season in Chelan. It’s both relaxing and full of unique activities! And so is our neighborhood of Lake Chelan vacation rentals. Find and book your home away from home today!