Spring Journey to Big Bear

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As the snow begins to melt away and ski season comes to a close, Big Bear, California comes to life in the name of spring. Putting away the snowboard means picking up the hiking boots when you travel to this destination at the changing of the seasons and enjoying some amazing Big Bear spring activities. Whether you’re passionate about hitting the trails or taking time to enjoy the colorful view, Big Bear California offers up incredible opportunities in the springtime. Here are a few must-stop destinations when you’re putting together your ideal spring itinerary.

Big Bear Spring Activities – Day 1: Alpine Pedal Path Trail

Connecting just over half a mile from the Big Bear Discovery Center, the Alpine Pedal Path Trail is a wonderful, family-friendly destination for a springtime adventure. This well-paved loop circles the northern end of Big Bear Lake and is perfect for walking, jogging or skating through the warmer springtime weather. Picnic areas dot the path when you’re in the mood for a mealtime outdoors. Alpine Pedal Path Trail is also an ideal place for spotting Bald Eagles who generally stay in the area through the end of April. This is one of our most favorite Big Bear things to do in April!

Alpine Pedal Path Trail

Big Bear Discovery Center

40971 North Shore Drive

Fawnskin, California 92333

(909) 382-2790

Day 2: Emingers Mountain Nursery

Spring is a season for growth and new beginnings. No place encompasses this seasonal ideal better than Emingers Mountain Nursery. As one of the oldest nurseries in Big Bear Lake, Emingers is a great place to come and speak with expert staff on plants, flowers and how to care for a variety of foliage that makes up gorgeous landscaping designs. Come wander through the trees, shrubs, and vines for a look at what it takes to create a truly spectacular lawn or garden. Emingers also has a vast collection of garden and yard décor, making it the ideal place to pick up a springtime souvenir while you’re here.

Emingers Mountain Nursery

41223 Big Bear Boulevard #A

Big Bear Lake, California 92315

(909) 878-3381

Day 3: Peppercorn Grille

When spring rolls around, there’s nothing better than sitting outdoors with a glass of something savory in hand. The Peppercorn Grille offers up this scenario to guests on a daily basis in Big Bear. Since opening in 2003, the Peppercorn Grille has served up a vast selection of menu items and is renowned for its heated patio that keeps guests enjoying the fresh-air vibe even when it takes a turn for the crisp. Enjoy everything from calamari to Alaskan salmon with a variety of filet mignon choices in between. Elegant, social and scenic, the Peppercorn Grille is a great place for a meal when you’re traveling through Big Bear in the spring. This is one of the best Big Bear things to do in April!

Peppercorn Grille

553 Pine Knot Avenue

Big Bear Lake, California 92315

(909) 866-5405

A Sensational Spring Getaway

When you’re headed to Big Bear in the spring, let the team at Big Bear Vacations book you into a beautiful vacation rental home or cabin. Our vast portfolio of properties means we can easily customize your stay to your vacation taste and style. We’ll provide a place that offers the comfort, convenience, and luxury you crave! Contact us today to begin planning your next trip!

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