Big Bear Lake beckons to provide wonderful outdoor experiences, endless activities and incredible dining. As we reach the end of summer, your timing is perfect to consider a memorable day visit, a spectacular weekend or a delightful one week vacation in our fully accessible mountain community. There truly is something for everyone in Big Bear Lake to thoroughly enjoy.

A small sampling of our resort community’s offering are provided below and contained on our local website:

Beautiful View Sites

Picnic or kayak at Boulder Bay Park’s Majestic Rock in the Lake; ride the Scenic Sky chair on your way to a great outdoor lunch at 8,000 feet; hike up to breathtaking views on Castle Rock; walk through the rare Pebble Plain natural botanical preserve.

Open Air Big Bear’s Athletic Endeavors

Tour de Big Bear 25 to 100 mile Road Cycling races; Big Bear Yoga Festival; Northshore Half Marathon/10k/5k.

Bicycles, Road Cycling and Mountain Biking

Toddlers enjoy the new Knickerbocker Creek Trail. Families of all ages gravitate to the Alpine Peddle Path. Recreational and competitive road cyclists have a full slate of options ranging from weekly community bike rides to the annual Tour de Big Bear race. And finally, serious mountain biking has blossomed with numerous beginner trails to advanced single track trails near and around Snow Summit Ski Resort.

Events for all Ages and Interests

Antique Classic Car Fun Run competitive show with over 500 vintage & classic cars: Big Bear Airport Air Faire with every type of aircraft from Piper Cubs, to Warbirds to the most contemporary aircraft.

Lake Activities and Fishing Competitions

Enjoy a day at one of several full service marinas renting all forms of motorized and non-motorized vessels, and providing tour boats for all ages. Learn the best kept secrets to catching bass and trout with one of our expert fishing guides. And use your skills to compete in the Aaron’s Big Bear Lake Fishing Tournament.


Big Bear Discovery Center Outdoor Amphitheater, The Cave Entertainment Center, and Wyatt’s Saloon at the Convention Center offer a diversity of genres ranging from Rock and Jazz to Country or Alternative Music.


The full spectrum of art is on exhibit, or in the upcoming weekend shows: Art on the Lake and Art on the Corner over Labor Day weekend. I hope you take the opportunity to learn more about Big Bear Lake when you visit. Visitor information is provided daily at the Big Bear Visitors’ Center located in the Village at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake or call (909) 866.7000.


Best wishes for
your upcoming visit
to Paradise!
Jeff Mathieu
City Manager


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