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Recipe for the Perfect Summer Day: Pybus and a Picnic

North Central Washington is the perfect place to picnic. Whether you’re looking for an excuse to be outside in the late spring, a reason to park under a tree for the afternoon during the warm summer days, or want to wander under the changing leaves in the fall, there’s no reason not to explore the best that the Wenatchee area has to offer. There’s no limit to the kinds of…

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20 Places to “cool off” in the water in NCW

Community Pools, Waterparks, Splash Pads, and Beaches When it typically hovers around 95 degrees in the hot Wenatchee valley summer months, water is an essential part of living and playing your Summer away.   And that means, my girls and I always try to rotate around to the different fun water resources we have in the region to mix it up and cool off in the dog days of Summer.   So…

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Best Places to Picnic in Wenatchee

Whether you live in North Central Washington or are just passing through, consider taking the time for a picnic. The region is full of great places to eat outside. Enjoy some time in the shade under a tree, next to a river, or with an amazing view. Regardless of what you’re looking for, there is inevitably a spot you’ll enjoy. Although there are a lot of parks in the area…

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Storybook Hike is officially a “StoryWalk”

The Jacobson Preserve trail system is an ideal hike for families with young kids. Located in the Wenatchee Foothills within short driving distance of town, it offers gentle winding trails with moderate incline. There are a couple different routes you can take which let you decide between a short walk or a day hike to the top of Saddle Rock and back. The views of the valley are spectacular either…

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“POP Club” for kids

The Wenatchee Valley boasts a thriving open air farmers market from May through October. Located at the Pybus Public Market, a wide variety of local vendors convene to sell their goods, ranging from fresh produce to baked goods to artisan crafts. Part of what makes our market so great is the strong community involvement that allows it to continue to expand its offerings. In an effort the pull in the…

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Pet-friendly Wenatchee

Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are open to pets, and there are no pet fees. Breakfast is included, which is always nice on a family budget. 1921 N. Wenatchee…

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Your Weekend Wandering Guide To Wenatchee

I'm so happy you are coming to Wenatchee, WA for a long weekend of sunshine, outdoor fun, wine tasting, and time to unwind!  You won't need to pack your umbrella for this trip, just a pair of shades and sunscreen to protect you from the 300 days average sunshine per year that keeps this region Washington's #1 playground.   Eastern Washington's sun beckon's everyone to come explore its mountains, forests, lakes, rivers,…

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The Reluctant Birder

I have fostered an irrational fear of birds for the majority of my life. Maybe it's because I saw Hitchcock's The Birds at a young age and it scarred me for life . . . or at least the first few decades of my life. However, after moving to the Wenatchee Valley ten years ago, I've slowly been warming up to our feathered friends. It started with the two great…

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Spring Break Day Camp Round-Up

The Wenatchee Valley is brimming with opportunities to keep your kids occupied during Spring Break this year. Whether you have a little scientist, athlete, artist or explorer in your home, there is a bit of something for everyone. Don’t let those brains sit idle--check out some of the local offerings: “Sewapalooza” April 3rd-6th, 9am-3:30pm (classes and times split) Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center www.wenatcheevalleymuseum.org/event/sewapalooza/ The WVMCC is always coming…

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Five Favorite Winter Activities

Five Favorite Winter Activities The recreational opportunities in the Wenatchee Valley are so extensive that it’s sometimes tough to decide what activity to pursue on any given day. What a great problem to have, right? If I’m looking for something new to try or somewhere new to explore, I head to the guidebooks on the WenatcheeOutdoors website. There, I can do some quick searches sorting by activity, rough location, and…

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