Wenatchee and her sister city East Wenatchee are two seperate towns separated by the mighty Columbia River but are interconnected in many ways. Wenatchee has about 30,000 residents while East Wenatchee is up to almost 11,500. Summer average high temperatures run about 80-88 with lows dipping into the 60s. Winter temps stay in the thirties then dipping into the 20s overnight.
Wenatchee Valley is all about apples. The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival attracts over 100,000 visitors. After this big April-May event, The Apple Century Ride happens in June, the Apple Capital Triathalon in August and The Washington State Apple Harvest Festival in September.
Fruit from “our garden to yours” entices tourists and locals to come to the Wenatchee Valley. Marvel at the fifteen fruit stands but also fifteen wineries. Around 25 regional parks await visitors in Wenatchee and nearby towns like Cashmere, Leavenworth, Malaga, Manson, Quincy, and Rock Island as well as the main sister cities. Close to shopping, dining, and excellent accommodations in downtown Wenatchee you’ll discover an eleven-mile paved scenic trail along the waterfront called Apple Capital Loop Trail. In the town the new greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center contains an ice arena geared to ice-skaters and hockey players.
The Wenatchee River is the most popular river in the state for white-water rafting. Enjoy sixteen miles of exciting rapids in an area where the Wenatchee River meets the Columbia River. Bask in outstanding scenery. For winter fun and sun check out Mission Ridge with 2000 acres of groomed ski runs and challenging slopes about twelve miles from the city.
For a stellar attraction take a cruise on the Lady of the Lake to the deepest freshwater gorge in North America. Thrill to sights seen on the 55-mile trip to the heart of the Cascades Mountain Range with peaks as high as 9000 feet. Available in all four seasons, this may be the best tour in the Northwest.
Downtown Wenatchee has received the Great American Street Award. Entertainment choices include the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center and Art on the Avenues outdoor sculptures. Dining is diverse; lodging is abundant.
Wenatchee and East Wenatchee are famous for about 300 days of sunshine and for a dozen or more delicious fruits available in season. Returning visitors are aware of great opportunities for hiking, biking, sight-seeing, camping and other interesting things to do. Come here any season of the year for a memorable experience.
Thank you Shirley Dever for the information!