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Big Bear Lake’s Halloween in the Village

Big Bear Lake celebrates Halloween throughout the Valley. Not only can you see decorations by locals, Mother Nature also competes for attention. One trip down Foxfarm and you’ll think you’ve changed coasts. We have beautiful yellows, brilliant oranges and a few reds. The more adventurous people head off-road to see the Aspens turn yellow. The Aspen Glen at Fish Creek usually puts on a spectacular display. The best known mountain-top Halloween event is Halloween in the Village. It’s sponsored by the City of Big … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Feels Like Home

Every Halloween the City of Big Bear Lake throws a great party in the village. The streets are blocked off and hundreds of costumed kids of all ages walk business to business and collect candy from local businesses and vendors. It’s really a blast. Some parents dress up right along with their kids. In fact, I saw Tyler Wood and son decked out head to toe in matching fly-fishermen outfits, looking like they just walked out of The Banana Republic. This was my first “Halloween in the Village” in several years. My … [Read more...]

The Big Bear Gourmet

Restaurants in the mountains have long been known for their piles of pancakes and American cuisine. But recently, new Big Bear Lake restaurants serve a variety of ethnic flavors and gourmet ingredients to this community. When we first moved to Big Bear from Los Angeles sixteen years ago, we used to joke about the lack of restaurant ambience. At that time, few restaurants even used linen service. The Iron Squirrel, Fred & Marys, Madlons and Stillwells at Northwoods were among the best choices. While Madlons (Big … [Read more...]

How Big Bear Lake Spent The Summer Vacation

Labor Day weekend has come and gone and the first hint of fall is in the air. So its a great time to reflect on the summer of 2011 and remind ourselves why we love our mountain paradise. Here's a look back at some of our more popular summer events. Big Bears' summer of 2011 began with the first fishing tournament of the season, the May Trout Classic, with over 400 participants competing for cash and prizes. This years winning fish weighed in at 9.10 pounds and was caught by Jack Storti of Westlake Village. In … [Read more...]

Big Bear Lake Events

Big Bear Lake Antique Car Show Most of the roads leading into this mountain community are known for their steep, tight curves. Highway 18 from Lucerne Valley has notorious hair pins. Driving these mountain roads in an antique car can be both challenging and exciting. The Antique Car Club is expected in Big Bear next month. Their event is from August 12th through the 14th. Located in the Village of Big Bear Lake, the event is not to be missed. We suggest that you park in one of the public parking lots to the south … [Read more...]