Entiat is nestled in the center of the Cascade Valley Wine Country located in the Columbia Valley AVA. The combination of abundant sunshine, cool evenings, and rich volcanic soil contributes to the outstanding wine produced in this region. If wine tasting suits your palette, you will no doubt enjoy meeting the winemakers, sampling new releases, and enjoying the world-class wineries from the region. www.cascadevalleywinecountry.com
Entiat is home to well over 100 species of birds that can be seen or heard in the Entiat area. Our Entiat birding experts have provided a few areas of notable siting’s:
Entiat City Park: Summer – Bald Eagles, Osprey, Blue Heron, Terns, Killdeer, and Sparrows are just a few. Winter – American Coots, Bald Eagles, and Dabbler Ducks.
Entiat River Road – Nesting Osprey (milepost 2), water, shore, and a variety of land birds and hawks. Just a few more that we hope you don’t miss: Mergansers, Sora, Virginia Rail, Spotted Sandpiper, Flicker, White Headed Woodpecker, Black-headed Gross Beak, and Red Tailed Hawk.
For more information, please visit the North Central Washington Audubon Society, www.ncwaudubon.org.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast and looking for adventure, you will find it in the Greater Entiat Valley. You will find an enormous list of options such as hiking, mountain biking, wildflower viewing, rock climbing, skiing, backcountry camping, backpacking, and countless other activities. Don’t forget your camera so you are able to capture the scenic vistas and memories you will be making along the way. For more information, please visit Wenatchee Outdoors at www.wenatcheeoutdoors.org or Washington Trails Association at www.wta.org.
Entiat is home to a pristine riverfront walking trail. It stretches from the confluence of the Entiat River under the bridge and continues through the Entiat City Park and ends at Pine Meadows. There is ample parking at the Entiat City Park. You will find signs with historical and environmental information along the way. There are also restrooms and drinking fountains available. You will see numerous activities along the river including, boating, fishing, and kayaking. There are also a variety of birds including Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Blue Herons. Enjoy!
This breathtaking garden of 40 acres began as a family retreat and is now a Washington State treasure. The land was purchased by Herman Ohme and his bride in 1929 and the love of gardening began. It was eventually was sold to the Washington State Parks in 1991, and is now managed by Chelan County. There are alpine meadows, shimmering pools, waterfalls, shady evergreen pathways and stunning displays of flowers, shrubs, and evergreens. It is a gardener’s wonderland. For more information, please visit www.ohmegardens.org