Outdoor Adventure Days

  • 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38
  • , California
  • Location: Big Bear Discovery Center

Join the fun and adventure for the 7th Annual Outdoor Adventure Days on August 20-21, 2022!

This is Big Bear's most diverse festival of outdoor activities, promoting the area’s natural beauty, accessibility, and unique habitats. All events are FREE, but registration is required. Event headquarters is at the Discovery Center, 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, and registration for all activities is on Saturday only, between 9am and 3pm. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so grab your friends, your family and your gear, and come early.

The purpose of the Ecotourism Coalition and the Outdoor Adventure Days is to support local businesses while increasing awareness of the value of Big Bear Valley’s unique natural habitats and species. The priority is creating harmony between individuals, our businesses and our beautiful surroundings. Show you support — join in the adventure and come experience something new! Some of the outdoor activities available include:

— Enjoy the lake on the 45-passenger Big Bear Queen paddlewheel boat ride with guided tour around the lake, or a 2-person kayak paddling experience, or new this year, a water playground!

— Exciting hikes on several local trails, including a secret portion of the Cougar Crest trail, or a naturalist guided hike along the Woodland Trail on the North Shore.

— See amazing bird life with a guided bird walk to spot and identify land birds, or a guided tour by pontoon boat to see and identify our lake bird life.

— Guided bike rides will lead you on either a leisurely road ride or a mountain bike ride. (Bring your own or rent a bike, with discounts available.)

— Eagle family fans can check out Jackie & Shadow’s nest from Dana Point Park with eagle experts on hand, or join other Jackie & Shadow fans for a special celebration on Sunday morning, from 10-12.

Even more to come! For more information, visit