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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
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Published on: July 25, 2019

Best Pacific Northwest Family Adventures Along Highway 97

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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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