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The Apple Capital Loop Trail is a scenic-waterfront 11-mile paved loop trail for pedestrians, cyclists, skaters, and others. This scenic trail can be entered or exited from Riverwalk Crossing Pedestrian Overpass, located in the heart of Downtown Wenatchee. There are plenty of free public parking lots at several locations on both sides of the river. The Apple Capital Loop Trail crosses the Columbia at the north and south ends of Wenatchee and is lighted until midnight on the West side.
Park hours are dawn to dusk unless otherwise posted.
Since the mid-1990’s LWSC has experienced most of its growth and success in the establishment of world class Nordic skiing. We currently maintain 26km of trails at 4 locations in the valley – the Icicle River Trails, Golf Course Trails, Waterfront Trails and the Ski Hill.
In 2003 and 2004 we completed the construction of a new Nordic Jumping Facility at the Ski Hill, a 3km Nordic Trail expansion at the Ski Hill and purchased a new Bombardier 180 xc grooming machine.
We currently employ over 45 seasonal employees but are completely reliant and grateful for the many hours of volunteer time it takes to operate the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club during the year. Visit Leavenworth Ski Heritage to learn more about the rich ski history of Leavenworth.
As the sun pushes back the clouds, the adventure begins at Mission Ridge, in the heart of Washington State where the jagged peaks of the Cascade Range meet the high rugged desert of Eastern Washington. Operating on 2,000 acres and offering 2,250 vertical feet and the highest base area in the state the parking lot is a short 12 miles drive south of Wenatchee. A volcanic past has created a ridge where - peaks shimmer on one side and the Columbia River rolls majestically through Eastern Washington on the other. But don’t let the view distract you; Mission Ridge has over 2000 acres to explore. Carve tree lined groomers, float through wide-open bowls, wiggle through glades, or scream down narrow chutes. Experience the difference – the sunshine, the powder, the food and the fun – the memories last a lifetime.
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The hills and valleys of our area are brimming with fun winter activities. From groomed Nordic trails and tubing around Leavenworth to snowshoeing or snowmobiling and cross country skiing on wooded forest roads to backcountry skiing or ice climbing among epic peaks, there are adventures for all skill levels within just a few minutes of the city.
Welcome to one of Wenatchee’s most unique downtown destinations! Pybus Public Market opened for business in late spring of 2013 and is bursting with high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Washington wines and freshly-made, prepared foods. You’re sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the market.
The space also serves as an important community gathering point, along with supporting the over 150 family farms who will use the outdoor space as home for their local farmers market. A key component of the market is to provide local food distribution centers with fresh produce unsold during the daily markets.
Pybus Public Market is located just two blocks east of historic downtown Wenatchee at the convergence of the Apple Capital Loop Trail, iconic Riverfront Park and Orondo Boat Basin.
Rocky Reach Dam Museum and Visitor Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam. The center is easily accessible from Highway 97A and offers ample parking for visitors, including recreational vehicles and buses.
Those touring the facility will discover a museum, a cafe, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. A 90-seat theater shows movies throughout the day and upon request. Guided tours are available by appointment
Rocky Reach Dam is not only a primary source of valuable electricity for North Central Washington-it’s a great place to visit. Watch salmon and steelhead make their upstream migration through the windows in the fish ladder viewing room. Tour the museum exhibits or enjoy a picnic on the 30 acres of carefully manicured lawns and gardens.
The Rocky Reach Visitor Center is open March 1 thru October 31 each year, from 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. daily.
The Museum of the Columbia is open March 1 thru October 31 each year, from 9 A.M. -3:30 P.M. daily.
Come visit the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Markets in Wenatchee, Washington. You’ll find the freshest fruit and vegetables. Most produce has been harvested within twenty-four hours of your visit and hasn’t traveled for more than a few miles.
All fruit and vegetables have been grown in the Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Kittitas Counties. Our farmers undergo a Farm Inspection before they’re permitted to vend in any of the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Markets, ensuring that you’re truly supporting local farmers.
When you shop at a Farmers Market you support:
Wenatchee Valley Mall is a renovated and expanded regional mall serving 150,000 people in North Central Washington. Offering over 40 specialty stores and anchored by Macys Department Store, Ross Dress for Less and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Store openings scheduled in late 2013 and early 2014 include Sears Hometown, Marshall’s and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Adjacent to the enclosed mall is Food Pavilion supermarket, Shari’s Restaurant, Olive Garden, and additional exterior shop space.
Tour hours are: April– December from 8:00 to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday and 10:00 a.m to 4 p.m, Saturday and Sunday; January – March 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, visit www.libertyorchards.com
Art on the Avenues operates “To provide our communities with sustainable, innovative, and educational programs through the exhibition and sale of sculpture”. Currently featured are 85 sculptures throughout Wenatchee conveniently located to provide a walking tour opportunity for our community.
Art on the Avenues relies on community support. Tax-deductable donations can be mailed to Art on the Avenues PO Box 3325 Wenatchee, WA 98807. If you would like to contribute to their endowment , please contact the Community Foundation of North Central Washington by calling 509.663.7716. To purchase a sculpture please contact us by calling 509.662.0059
Eastmont Parks and Recreation in East Wenatchee consists of multiple parks with each offering a variety of options for its guests. Eastmont Community Park comprises 26 acres, a baseball 4-plex, soccer field, football, restrooms, picnic shelters, BBQ’s, horseshoe pits, radio control car racing, and an Aquatic Center operated by the YMCA. It is the host site for the East Wenatchee Events annual Classy Chassis Car Show & Parade, the Wings and Wheels Festival and the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Eastmont Parks and Recreation’s Wag n’ Tail Dog day is held at Eastmont Community Park. Tedford Park comprises 11 acres, a baseball field, disc golf course, restroom and lots of shade trees. Kenroy Park’s 5 acres includes an inclusive playground, small skate park, and picnic shelters. Pangborn/Herndon Memorial Park is half of an acre that overlooks the Wenatchee Valley.
Youth activities are abundant: Eastmont Youth baseball, Babe Ruth, boys and girls basketball leagues, camps and tournament, soccer league and soccer camps, volleyball leagues, football leagues, tennis camps, golf camps, summer day camps, art classes and cheerleading camp.
Adult activities available: Co-ed volleyball, tennis program, men’s basketball league and men’s soccer.
Once a pear orchard belonging to the Horan family at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, this 100-acre parcel has been converted into a manmade wetlands preserve. Eagles, Owls, Herons and Kingfishers make this bird-watchers’ paradise. Otters play in the waters visible from several of the 15 viewing stations dotting the two miles of gravel trail winding through cottonwoods and willows.
Discover Pass Required.
Liberty Cinemas located in Historic Downtown Wenatchee
Steam pours from the smokestack of this magical miniature railroad during holidays and special events every summer. Children and adults alike climb aboard to enjoy a ride around the rails in Riverfront Park . The depot is accessible from downtown Wenatchee by way of a short stroll over Riverwalk Crossing located at the Stanley Civic Center.
Smallwood’s Harvest is open Year-Round with fresh fruit and vegetables in season. There is also a petting zoo, train rides, or mazes.
Preschool Storytime:A free fun-filled half hour of stories, songs and rhymes Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10:30am Baby/Toddler Storytime: Fridays at 10am in the Children’s room Pajama Storytime: Tuesdays at 7pm. You can wear pajamas to these night time storytimes.
Stutzman Ranch Farm Stand is open daily June through October for U-Pick Fruit in season. Every Sunday in October there is a Pumpkin Cannon.
What they grow and offer – dates will follow:
Dates are all subject to change as the weather and growing conditions change.
No pets please
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