Picture this: You’re hiking along a trail in Big Bear, enjoying our perfect weather and even more perfect views, and just when you think it can’t get any better, it does. You stand perfectly still, barely daring to breathe, and suddenly, a mama doe and her spindly-legged fawn step out from behind the brush. For a long second there’s a staring contest between you, the doe, and the fawn, and just as suddenly, they break into a gallop and disappear into the trees. While we can’t guarantee that this magical moment will happen to you, we can give you hints on where to find the best spots for Big Bear wildlife watching.
While there are no bad places in Big Bear to watch the wildlife, Boulder Bay Park is just about the most perfect place to view wildlife of all types. From the creatures of the sea that you can view from the dock that leads out to Big Bear Lake or the deer, fox, or raccoons visible from the path that leads around the neck, this is just one spot that never fails to please.
Yes, it’s kind of obvious to announce you can see the wildlife at the zoo, but the most obvious answers can sometimes be the best ones. From the bears that put our town on the map to the red foxes, bald eagles, and snowy owls, the Alpine Zoo is a microcosm of the world outside its gates.
Serene and peaceful, this popular picnic spot is located right where our local wildlife makes their homes. Stay quiet and still and watch to see how many come right out to the picnic tables or fire ring where you are sitting. Foxes, deer, and the occasional raccoons know this area is where the food is!
Not just a spot to capture photographs of colorful fish and interesting turtles, Big Bear Lake also attracts the beasts from the woods that surround it. Early in the morning and at sunset are the perfect times to view the shy animals, as their need for food and drink propels them from their daylight hiding places.
Sometimes, all you need to do to see the Big Bear wildlife is sit in absolute silence on the deck of your vacation escape. Feel the cool night air kiss your cheeks as you stare at stars that just aren’t this bright or plentiful in your own hometown and wait for Mother Nature’s creatures to creep out onto your lawn. Contact us today to reserve your own piece of paradise; the magical memories made here will last a lifetime!