Biking, Manson's Best Kept Secret
- Published on 2019-05-19 22:04:21
Its my guess, the majority of people come to Manson for two main reason, our 300 plus days of sunshine a year and beautiful Lake Chelan. In the past decade our amazing wines, produced here, have moved up the list several notches and of course the peacefulness and beauty of Manson is a real crowd pleaser.
This article highlights an activity normally not associated with Manson, bicycling. It’s one of our best kept secrets. Karen Stoelk, a resident of Manson for four years and an avid bike rider says, "I enjoy riding the maze of roads that weave in, out and around apple orchards and vineyards. There is very little traffic and the views are amazing. You can find bike routes between Manson and Chelan that would be difficult for the less experienced bike rider but there are many family type rides.”
This article highlights one of my favorite routes, the Manson Boulevard Loop. This is a 9.8-mile ride that takes you through downtown Manson and makes a loop around Roses Lake.
We start this ride at the Manson Grange Hall, located at 157 East Wapato Way. Pass through downtown with Manson Bay Park on your left. East Wapato Way turns into Manson Blvd at .6 miles.
At the 2-mile mark you come to the intersection of Manson Blvd and Summit, turn right.
3.4-mile mark arrive at the stop sign at Manson Blvd and Washington, go straight (N).
3.7-mile mark arrive at the stop sign at Manson Blvd and Loop Road, turn right.
3.8-mile mark arrive at the intersection of Manson Blvd and Green Avenue, turn left passing Harmony Meadows
.4.1-mile mark arrive Manson Blvd and Greens Landing, stay to the right.
4.5-mile mark arrive Manson Blvd and Wapato Lake Road, turn right and travel on Wapato Lake Road.
4.7-mile mark pass by Kamie Campgrounds, continue straight on Wapato Lake Road.
5.1-mile mark pass by Four Lakes Winery, continue straight with Roses Lake on the right.
6.0-mile mark pass by Tildio and Tipsey Canyon Wineries, continue straight.
7.6- mile mark pass by Hard Row to Hoe Winery on left, continue straight.
8.5-mile mark arrive at Wapato Lake Road and Highway 150, turn right.
9.8-mile mark arrive back at the Manson Grange.
This is just one of many beautiful bike rides you will find in Manson. We would enjoy hearing from you and the routes you enjoy.
By Norm Manly