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Best Pacific Northwest Family Adventures Along Highway 97

Amazing kid-friendly stops in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia

Writer Heather Larson

Published on: July 25, 2019

Best Pacific Northwest Family Adventures Along Highway 97

Jumping in to Lake Chelan. Image courtesy Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Chelan, Washington

Everything in this town focuses on the 55-mile-long, glacier-fed lake of the same name. To get the lay of the lake, a boat tour on the Lady of the Lake to the remote village of Stehekin makes all kinds of memories. While in Stehekin, have a world-famous cinnamon roll at the bakery, take a hike, look for hidden waterfalls and check out the one-room schoolhouse. Bonus: There's no cell service so teens and tweens won’t have anything else to do.

Another trip down where-your-food-comes-from lane will have you picking seasonal berries at Blueberry Hills. There's a farmhouse-style restaurant, fruit stand and country gift shop to explore, plus the farm encourages dogs to visit, too.

Slidewaters, a water park with an Aqua Zoo, indoor arcade and of course, concessions, can’t be beat for splashing and soaking.

Eat: Lakeview Drive-in, Local Myth PizzaWapato Point Cellars (family-friendly restaurant)

Retreat: Mountain View Lodge & Resort, Campbell’s Resort

For more ideas, visit: Lake Chelan

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