When visiting the Lake Chelan area, the knowledgeable traveler always takes in Manson, located on the lake’s north shore about eight miles west of the city of Chelan. Manson enjoys a world-class view — not only of the lake itself but of the peaks that rise more than 7,000 feet across the way. The quaint downtown area is pedestrian friendly and features a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries, restaurants, and fruit packing sheds. You also will find several tasting rooms connected to the growing wine industry. Indeed, more than a dozen wineries are located in Manson and the immediate vicinity. Along the waterfront are two marinas — Manson Bay and Mill Bay — that attract boaters, sailors, kayakers and paddleboarders.
Community Strengths, Amenities, Highlights
Located on the shores of world-famous Lake Chelan; home to numerous orchards and several wineries; low crime rate; warm climate with low humidity seven months of the year; good walkability around town; stunning views.
Outdoor recreation activities: Boating, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, road cycling, running, walking, cross-country skiing.
What Makes this Community Stand Out
Manson has an ‘agri-artisan’ feel, made even more appropriate given its tranquil lake setting.
Outdoor Recreation Activities
Boating, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, road cycling, running, walking, cross-country skiing.