Transportation in North Central Washington is pretty painless — here’s how to get where you’re headed:Air: Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee has three Horizon Air commercial flights in and out each day. Rental cars and charter flights are available to several smaller airports throughout the region. Contact Horizon at 800-547-9308 or go to alaskaair.com. For airport information, call (509) 884-2494 or go to pangbornairport.com.
Boulders the size of two-story houses break a horizon that might be Kansas. The Waterville Plateau has a lot in common with the Great Plains state — except for those rocks, which can be found in greatest numbers west and east of Mansfield, a place like no other in the world.
Wildlife watchers: In North Central Washington, you’ve struck gold. For instance, if you keep your eyes peeled you could be rewarded with glimpses of bighorn sheep — part of a herd of 35 bighorns reintroduced into the wild in the Chelan Butte area in early 2004.
The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center houses all the authentic accessories needed to fill a pioneer-era home, print shop, general store and bank. And there’s a lot more history in the downtown Wenatchee museum.
Wander the streets of Wenatchee, and you’re likely to meet up with a howling coyote, a wise old turtle, dancing rabbits or lounging bears. Art on the Avenues places sculptures and other art pieces on public display for viewing, touching and admiring.
Many of North Central Washington’s state and community parks front lakes and rivers with great scenic views. Most state parks are open year-round, but some close during the winter. For information regarding any of Washington’s state parks, call 888-226-7688, or check the Web at parks.wa.gov.