New Lake Chelan Community Appeals to Outdoor and Recreation Enthusiasts

Nutshell:

Entiat, Wa: The recreational community of Sun Mesa Preserve located near Lake Chelan, Washington offers owners a four season “resort like” feeling, yet with hundreds of acres of natural wildlife habitat and open space, owners experience the seclusion and privacy of a living in a nature preserve. Conceived as a “green community”, this timeless landscape has 90% of its land set within permanent open space and is nearly surrounded by another 100,000+ acres of public lands. With only a very limited number of homesites, the natural beauty and wildlife of the Preserve will be protected for generations to come.

The community has been conceived and developed with a primary focus on the preservation of its original natural and open feeling, as well as a focus on utilizing environmentally sustainable design concepts and construction techniques and materials. A set of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CCRs) has been developed to help regulate and conserve the Preserve’s particular private silence amid its panoramic, magnificent scenic vistas of Lake Entiat, the Columbia River Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Location:

Just a few miles from Lake Chelan in sunny Central Washington, the community overlooks the small town of Entiat and the Columbia River, and is located at the “gateway to recreation”. Just up the hill off Highway 97A: take the Shearson Street exit in Entiat, right onto Entiat Way, left at Auvil Avenue and follow the road to Sun Mesa Drive. Located midway between Lake Chelan and Wenatchee, it’s just a 2½ hour drive from Seattle.

The Homesites:

A limited selection of home sites is available in the first release, Redstone Canyon (7 available). All home sites are in parcels of at least 20 acres in size and are carefully sited to maximize views and protect homeowner privacy. The second phase, Entiaqua, is available for pre-sale and will include just 7 additional home sites with spectacular 360-degree views of Lake Entiat and the surrounding mountains.

Community Features:

Spectacular mountain setting on the edge of the high desert landscape. Deep canyons plunge 1000 feet below the homesites; then rises to an elevation of 3300 feet reaching a broad, flat mesa top — a very exceptional feature within the Cascade Mountains. The mesa is ideal for all kinds of recreation from mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing or just a leisurely stroll.

o The extensive trail system provides adventures throughout the Preserve for all abilities with numerous viewpoints and gathering areas along the trails.  

o Nearly 90% of the land is permanently preserved in open space and wildlife habitat.
 
o Green community with all homes required to meet a minimum 2-star Builtgreen rating.

 

A wonderful feeling of remoteness and seclusion, yet located only minutes from the community hubs of Chelan and Entiat with available city services, groceries, restaurants and over a mile of public waterfront and parks.

Future Amenities:

o The Clubhouse featuring pools, spa, fitness center, meeting rooms and grill  

o Equestrian & Mountain Bike Center with access to miles of trails within the nature preserve; horse boarding
 
o Community viewpoint park

New York City is a Man-Made Delight

The Big Apple is more than amazing skyscrapers built with leading edge architecture and technology. The man-made wonders of this city reach into to the depths of the earth and into the heart of nature. Instead of sitting back and basking in the unique contributions they have made to the world, New Yorkers continue to push the boundaries of the extraordinary.

Central Park is one of the greatest man-made developments in history and it was the first landscaped public park in the United States. Leave it to New York to take a swamp and rocky terrain and transform it into some of the most wonderful city park land in the world.

It took 3 million cubic yards of soil, more gunpowder than was used in the Battle of Gettysburg, the moving of 3 million cubic yards of soil, planting of 270,000 trees and shrubs and around 20,000 workers to make the park come to life. Even the water ways are purely designed and developed by man.

Hoffman Island and Swinburne Island are two more “natural” fixtures that were created by New Yorkers. In 1870, the city dumped tones of rock, sand and timbers into New York Harbor to construct the islands. Swinburne was used for a hospital to treat infectious diseases and Hoffman was used as quarantine for those who were exposed to the diseases by not showing symptoms.

Today, both of these islands are under the control of the US National Parks Service and are part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. They serve as sanctuaries for hundreds of waterfowl and are not open to humans.

Fresh Kills Landfill is a now-closed landfill on Staten Island. For 5 years, from 2001 to 2006, the City of New York worked one a master plan to transform the distraction into an attraction.

Leave it to New York to take trash and make it in to treasure. Fresh Kills landfill site is now home to four major habitats: breeding sites, foraging areas, freshwater marshes and wooded swamps. The 2,200 acre site is made up of four landfill mounds is being developed into an ecologically robust landscape and is one of the most ambitious projects for creating settings for recreation, public art, and facilities for sports and other programs.

There is so much wonder in New York and more is being added on the time. Right now, an art project is in the works that will erect 4 massive waterfalls through out the city (including one off of the Brooklyn Bridge). Although these masterpieces will only be around for a few months, most of the man-made wonders in New York are here to stay.

Manali the Rich Legacy and Scintillating Beauty – Hotels in Manali

Manali based in the majestic Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh has a deep rich legacy that makes it a culturally rich hill station of India. Situated at the height of 6398 feet in the north end of Kullu Valley, Manali serves as a perfect tourist destination with exotic locations, snow capped mountains, tranquil environment and homely locals. There are various hotels in Manali that offer travel desk facilities and arrange for excursions to some of the most beautiful religious and spiritual places of Manali.

The rich culture of Manali also has ancient roots. It is believed that Brahma’s law giver Manu had come here after surviving the deluge that had destroyed the entire human race. Manu is thus considered as the survivor and father of the present human race. Manali has indeed acquired its name from Manu Alaya literally meaning the “abode of Manu”. There is also a temple dedicated to this devoted sage in Old Manali. It is merely 3 km from the main market of Manali. This Manu temple of Manali is supposedly the lone temple dedicated to Manu Rishi throughout India.

Apart from this rich legacy, Manali is also famous for its cultural values and other spiritual places. Here are certain places that bring you closer to soul stirring experiences in Manali

Hadimba temple: An ancient temple on the name of Goddess Hidimba is one of the most visited temples of Manali. The temple is around 500 years old and is devoted to Goddess Hadimba, wife of the strongest Pandava Bhima. The temple is also known as Dhungiri temple, the name it has derived from the forest Dhungiri Van Vihar amidst which it is located. The temple is vertically four storeys tall and made of wooden structure. The beautiful front gateway of the temple leads you to the main temple complex. The interior of the temple is exquisite with carvings of mythological symbols. The exterior of the temple is equally enchanting as the forest around it serves an ideal gateway for recreational activities and a perfect picnic spot.

Buddhist Monasteries: There are many monasteries in Kullu Manali region. These Gompas or Buddhist monasteries give an ancient touch to the place. They are unique in preserving the Tibet’s art and culture. There are three contemporary monasteries in Manali.

The Dashal temple: It is dedicated to lord Shiva and is marked by intricate carvings that make it an adorable architectural piece as well. Other famous temples of the region are the Vashishta temple, Dhankia Mahadeva Temple, Raghunath ji temple, Brij Mahadev Temple and Kali Bari temple. Most of them are on the way from Kullu to Manali.