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Get Outdoors This Fall For An Adventure

Posted: 09/28/15 | By Tina Hauer

The glorious colors of fall have started to accumulate all around in Big Bear Lake! Here are ideas to make the most of your next fall adventure.

Big Bear Lake is home to four glorious seasons - Fall being one of the most spectacular - and if you live in the inner city, it's easy to forget the sheer beauty Mother Nature brings during the season. Start planning your weekend getaway and experience the best Fall has to offer!

Mountain Biking Alpine Pedal Path

Biking! If you're looking for the ultimate mountain biking experience, you'll find it at Snow Summit Bike Park. Downhill trails range from beginner to expert and are open weekends now through October 20. Off resort trails are open year-round. Pick up a trail map from the Big Bear Visitor Center or the Big Bear Discovery Center.

Off-Roading! The ultimate off-roading adventure is waiting for you at Big Bear Lake. Of course, you can bring your own vehicle and discover the back roads via information from the local Big Bear Lake Discovery Center or you can choose to participate in a tour given by local experts and guides of the area. Experience the Big Bear Lake forest like never before on these tours designated for all levels and all experiences. The off-road tours are popular all year round.

Action Zip Line Tours

Action Zip Line Tours

Zip lines! The zip lines available in Big Bear are unlike most in Southern California – situated among the pines, you'll switch between levels of platforms with gorgeous views of the surrounding valley. Action Tours presents zip lines like you've never seen and fall colors like you've never dreamed!

Oktoberfest! Every weekend through Nov. 2, you can check out Southern California's favorite Oktoberfest! Great for every age, this Bavarian festival features more than just high-energy German music, beer and brats – it also offers traditional contests (such as stein-carrying and yodeling), games, dancing and unique local vendors and crafts. Held every year at the Big Bear Valley Convention Center, you can even get a FREE ride home if you've had a little too much fun. Saturday Oktoberfest runs from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight so be sure to buy tickets ahead of time to avoid longer lines. Sunday's fun begins at 12 Noon and closes at 6 PM.

Please remember to drink responsibly and take advantage of the free shuttles both to and from the venue.


Fall Fishing in Big Bear Lake

If you want to get out of bed and into the great outdoors, perhaps you should grab a rod and bait and reel in some adventure! Big Bear Lake covers 22 miles of shoreline which means there are a lot of different areas to fish from! What better way to see the beauty of the Big Bear Valley than by standing at the edge of the water, serene and peaceful, with beauty all around? Even if you don't have your own gear, you can rent your rod and reel from various local shops around Big Bear itself. If you are over 16 years of age, please be sure to purchase a California Fishing permit from a marina or sporting goods store to make sure you abide by county laws. Don't worry, it won't break the bank at around $13 per person for the daily license. There are several recommended areas to fish from around these parts – take a look at the North Shore area, Stanfield Cutoff and Boulder Bay.