Year Round Activities
Big Bear Lake is a great destination for year-round activities, no matter the season. From biking and slides in the summer to skiing and sledding in the winter.
The Alpine Pedal Path offers breathtaking views of Big Bear Valley as you bike along this easy 3.5 mile route around the lake. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain is a thrilling ride down over 3,000 feet of twists and turns – perfect for those adrenaline seekers!
Animal lovers will be sure to enjoy a visit to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, where they can get up close with some of their favorite critters. For those who crave competition, Big Bear Bowling Barn has plenty of lanes and arcade games to keep everyone entertained.
History buffs can explore the Big Bear Historical Museum, which showcases the area’s rich history of mining and logging. Boulder Bay Park is a great spot to take in some beautiful scenery and enjoy picnic lunch with family or friends.
For a truly unique experience, Helicopter Big Bear offers breathtaking aerial tours of the lake and surrounding mountains – an absolute must for anyone visiting the area! Those who wish to have more hands-on fun can try out the Big Bear Jeep Experience, or take a stroll around Stanfield Marsh Wildlife & Waterfowl Preserve to take in all of nature’s beauty.
No matter what season you visit Big Bear Lake, there are plenty of exciting activities to choose from.
Alpine Pedal Path
The Alpine Pedal Path in Big Bear Lake is a great spot for a leisurely stroll along the lake. You’ll be stunned by the beauty of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit across the lake, framed perfectly by the sky blue water.
The path itself is paved and easy to walk on, so you won’t have to worry about tripping or stumbling over uneven ground. Whether it’s a romantic evening stroll or just an afternoon out with family and friends, this path provides plenty of opportunities for relaxation and reflection. So if you’re ever near Big Bear Lake, don’t forget to take some time to enjoy the Alpine Pedal Path.
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Visiting Big Bear Bar Alpine Zoo is a great way to get up close and personal with many of the native species of Big Bear Lake.
The zoo specializes in rehabilitating Alpine species, which is why it makes for a great day out for the whole family. As well as the zoo has a permanent collection of animals that are on display for everyone to enjoy.
Kids will love getting a chance to see rare and exotic creatures like lynx, mountain lions and wolves. You can also take part in educational programs during your visit, learning about the different animals and their habitats. Big Bear Alpine Zoo is an incredibly unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else – perfect for making unforgettable memories with the ones you love.
Big Bear Bowling Barn
The newly renovated Big Bear Bowling Barn offers a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found anywhere else.
From the moment you enter, you’re greeted with a friendly atmosphere and surrounded by modern amenities that make bowling even more fun. The lanes are well-maintained and the automatic scoring systems mean that you don’t need to worry about keeping score or making calculations. And Glow Bowling is always a blast.
With its snack bar, arcade, and bar with pool tables, Big Bear Bowling Barn caters to both adults and children, ensuring a great time for everyone. Plus, the staff is always on hand to help if needed! Whether you come for an evening of competitive bowling or just want to spend some quality time together with family or friends, Big Bear Bowling Barn is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Big Bear Discovery Center
The Big Bear Discovery Center is a unique museum and a great way to learn more about the natural history of the area and its inhabitants. Kids will love exploring the interactive exhibits and learning about the local wildlife. Adults can take advantage of the educational programs on offer or take a guided tour through the Discovery Center’s trail system.
The trails are perfect for those of all ages and abilities – so no matter your level of experience you can still enjoy what Big Bear has to offer All-in-all, it’s an educational and fun experience for everyone. Kids will have plenty to do while adults can relax in the outdoor amphitheater or take some time exploring the nature trail. So if you find yourself in Big Bear, make sure you stop by the Big Bear Discovery Center; you won’t regret it.
Boulder Bay Park
Boulder Bay Park in Big Bear Lake is an ideal destination for outdoor fun with friends and family. Summertime brings tranquil waters, perfect for a refreshing kayak ride or picnic by the lake. During winter months, sledders can zip down the small hill while admiring views of nearby mountains (while the water is low). Keep in mind that this park isn’t huge and filling up quickly so get there early to take advantage of your day next to beautiful Boulder Bay.
Helicopter Big Bear
Helicopter Big Bear is truly a breathtaking experience. The majestic beauty of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding valley can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air. On their helicopter tours, you’ll get to see all the stunning landscapes in a way that isn’t possible on land or with any other view.
The feeling of soaring over the lake and its majestic mountain backdrop is indescribable – it’s like you’re flying through paradise. Their experienced pilots will take you for an unforgettable journey around Big Bear as they point out unique sights such as old growth forests, historic sites, landmarks, and wildlife. You’ll even get to take photos for memories that will last a lifetime. We highly recommend that you check out Helicopter Big Bear.
Big Bear Jeep Experience
The Big Bear Jeep Experience is an amazing place to book an adventure through. They’ll help you visit and explore the great outdoors in a way beyond amazing. The staff is all incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, always happy to provide helpful tips and advice on how to drive safely in any terrain. With a huge selection of Jeeps and 4x4s available for hire, you can tackle even the toughest off-road challenges, while taking in the stunning views all around. Your experience will be unforgettable. Whether you’re driving through rugged trails or tackling steep inclines, you’ll find something to keep your adrenaline pumping. And with plenty of breathtaking sights all around, you won’t be able to help but feel awestruck at the natural beauty of it all. Check out Big Bear Jeep Experience.
Stanfield Marsh Wildlife & Waterfowl Preserve
If you’re looking for a peaceful and tranquil escape, Stanfield Marsh Wildlife & Waterfowl Preserve is the perfect destination. Located at Stanfield Cutoff and Big Bear Blvd, this stunning preserve offers visitors a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and explore nature at its finest. The boardwalk takes you through lush wetlands where you can observe wildlife in their natural habitat. You may even spot some rare species of birds or other animals that call the marsh home. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or just looking for a relaxing stroll, this is a great spot for the entire family.