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Big Bear Today March 2018


Page 14—March 2018 Recreation Guide Action Tours Zip through the trees on nine ziplines. Segway along Village streets, discovering Big Bear history at the same time on a most unique tour and ride. Learn tree rope climbing skills like rappelling from certified instructors or seasonally snowshoe through the forest. Action Tours has year-round guided mountain adventure for all ability levels! (909) 866-0390 or (909) 866-0830. Alpine Slide Shoot down a tobogan-style ride at Magic Mountain, as a hand lever allows you to control the speed. After an exhilerating run, ride the chairlift back to the top for more fun. $6/ride, 5-ride books $25. There’s also a snowplay area with Magic Carpet uphill ride, plus miniature golf, Go-Karts, family-priced snack bar, video games. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Big Bear Blvd., 1/4 mile west of the Village. 866-4626. Bike Rentals Bear Valley Bikes across from Alpine Slide has a variety of bike rentals. Front suspension $10/hour, $30/4 hours, $40/all day. Full suspension $20/hour, $50/4 hours, $70/all day. Full suspension demo $25/ hour, $60/4 hours, $85/all day. 40298 Big Bear Blvd. Call (909) 866-8000. Goldsmiths Pedego Electric Bike Shop has a variety of electric bike rentals, 42071 NEW WEBSITE Live weather! Photo Gallery! PDF Reader! THE ALMANAC If you can’t pick us up ... then click us up! Monthly! Your Best Source for activities and happenings in the Big Bear Lake Area Summer! Fall! Winter! Lake Activities Boating • Fishing • Hiking Biking & Special Events Follow Us On Facebook! All Things Oktoberfest! Join the Two Month long Celebration with all the insider information. Essential Information about the #1 Ski Resorts in Southern California for All Skiers, Snowboarders & Snowplayers Big Bear's Best Calendar of Events • Lodging • Attractions • Much More! All Available On-line: Big Bear Today Recreation • Dining • Nightlife • And More Road Conditions: (800) 427-ROAD Experience snow-covered trails on guided horseback rides from Baldwin Lake Stables; call (909) 585-6482 Big Bear Blvd. (909) 866-2728. Bingo The Elks Lodge hosts stirring Bingo games each Friday night at 7 p.m. All are welcome ages 18 and over. 40611 Big Bear Blvd. west of the Village, across from Lakeview. (909) 866-3557. Bowling The Bowling Barn offers new lanes with automated scoring for bowling enjoyment. Also arcade games and full-service cocktail lounge with pool. Glow Bowling after dark with black lights, sounds. Bowl 3 games for the price of 2 with coupon in this issue. Open daily. 40625 Big Bear Blvd. (enter on Bonanza).(909) 878-BOWL. Discovery Center The Discovery Center on the north shore, two miles west of Stanfield Cutoff, is a breathtaking facility overlooking the lake and offering informational galleries, self and naturalist guided tours, Adventure passes and wilderness permits, and recreation programs. Open daily (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays). (909) 866-3437. Fishing Catch some fun with Big Bear Charter Fishing on a 22' fully loaded, super comfortable boat with afriendly, expert guide Aaron Armstrong. Open or private charters for individuals or groups of all ages. All gear provided—rods, reels, bait, lures, drinks and snacks. Bass fishing too aboard a Ranger Comanche. At Holloway’s Marina; (909) 866-2240. Cantrell Guide Service at Pine Knot Landing is the lake’s longest running guide service since 1991. Troll for trout around the lake’s 23 miles of shoreline aboard 24' pontoon boat with 18 ‘ roof and enclosure to protect against cold and wind. Professional licensed guides John Cantrell and Cliff Fowler (“Fowler’s Fish Tales”) have 80 years experience. (909) 585-4017. Helicopter Tours See Big Bear from above during new aerial tours by Helicopter Big Bear. See the lake, ski resorts, desert and surrounding mountains aboard a climate-controlled Robinson R44 helicopter with longtime pilot Roy Harding at the controls, departing daily out of Big Bear Airport. The helicopter seats up to four, pilot plus three passengers, and tours start at $35 per person based on two passengers. Group rates and discounts available. (909) 585-1200. Hiking There’s dozens of trails and natural areas to enjoy the rugged beauty of the San Bernardino National Forest. From easy strolls along the lake to stenuous climbs into the mountains, there are trails for all abilities, including families, within a short drive of Big Bear. For information on all trails in the Valley and the required Adventure Pass, visit the Discovery Center on North Shore Dr., about two miles west of Stanfield Cutoff. 866-3437. Alpine Pedal Path is a very easy 3.5 mile (each way) paved trek following the lake on the north shore. Popular with hikers, bikers, skaters, strollers and wheelchairs as it passes Carol Morrison East Boat Launch, Discovery Center, Serrano campground, Solar Observatory and more. Castle Rock Trail is a short but strenuous hike, that ends with a panoramic view of Big Bear Lake. Legend has it that a beautiful Indian maiden, jilted by her lover, took her life by leaping from this towering 100 ft. monolith. It’s reached after a mostly uphill, .8 mile walk past a stream and featuring beautiful views. Located on Hwy. 18 between Boulder Bay and the dam; park on the lake side of the road. Cougar Crest Trail is moderate two-mile (each way) hike. As it winds above the lake’s north shore, it offers up great views of water and the surrounding mountains. Trailhead is on North Shore Dr. about two miles west of Stanfield Cutoff, .6 mile from the Discovery Center where you can park without an Adventure Pass. Woodland Interpretive Trail is a short, scenic family stroll with minimal elevation gain, located on the north shore near Cougar Crest. Free trail maps (available at the trailhead or Discovery Center) identify markers along the route noting local vegetation, wildlife areas, etc. Pacific Crest Trail comes through Big Bear from Onyx Summit through the East Valley to Hwy. 18 and then past Holcomb Valley Rd. and Cougar Crest through Holcomb Valley before continuing its 2,638 mile journey from Mexico to Canada. Call the Discovery Center to find out where to catch this famous international trail. Pine Knot Trail from Aspen Glen picnic area climbs the southern ridge above Alpine Slide three miles (each way) to Skyline Dr. 2N10, through lush meadow and stands of white fir and Jeffrey Pine. Continue another 1/4 mile to Grand View Point for spectacular 180-degree vistas. Holcomb Valley At one time, Big Bear Valley was thriving gold country. The last remaining signs of this historic chapter in Big Bear history are featured in a driving tour through what is known as Holcomb Valley. Totaling 11.6 miles over a dirt road, the tour offers stops at Two Gun Bill’s Saloon, Hangman’s Tree, Pigmy Cabin, Metzger Mine, and more. Free maps available at the Big Bear Discovery Center on the North Shore— call 866-3437. Allow three hours for the drive. Horseback Riding Baldwin Lake Stable is open year-round for horseback riding. Rates are by the hour, offering one, two, three and four-hour rides with longer rides heading along the famous Pacific Crest Trail plus sunset rides. A variety of spectacular mountain trails with horses for all riding abilities. For little buckeroos there’s hand-led pony rides and petting zoo. Reservations suggested for all rides. Big Bear Blvd. east to stop sign at Hwy. 38, go through intersection, veer left on Shay Rd. to 46475 Pioneertown Rd., Big Bear City. (909) 585-6482. Continued on page 15

Big Bear Today March 2018—Page 15 Magic Carpet lifts mean guests never have Laser Tag to walk back to the top and snowmaking Head to Big Bear Funplex for indoor laser lets the area build features to enhance the tag, arcade, rides and much more. Pizza experience. Heated base lodge and paved and snack bar, pool tables. 40679 Big Bear parking. Motel 6 on the bouleard 1 Blvd. 866-3866. mile east of the supermarkets.Sessions daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 all day pass includes Miniature Golf/Go Karts tube rental. Glow Tubing sessions Fridays, Putt ‘N Around, located at the Alpine Slide Saturdays, holiday periods including March at Magic Mountain, features a landscaped 23-31 from 5-9 p.m., $30 includes tube 18-hole miniature golf course complete rental. (909) 585-0075. with water hazards and breaking greens. Forget Your Snowplay Pants/Jacket? Then there’s an oval-shaped go-kart track Goldsmith’s Boardhouse has them for with high-banked turns, which nine Can rent along with helmets, wrist guards, other Am racers—including four two-seaters— gear. 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 866-2728. with Honda 5.5 horsepowers engines and Snowshoeing an array of safety features zip around. Open till 9 p.m. daily. 866-4626. No lift lines—nor lift tickets to buy— makes snowshoeing one of the fastestgrowing winter sports. A great way to Ski Reports Current, updated ski, weather and road escape the crowds and enjoy the serenity of condition reports are available from Snow Big Bear’s endless hiking trails covered by Summit and Bear Mountain Ski areas. winter’s snow. Get maps, directions etc. Snow Summit: toll-free (888) SUMMIT- from the shop below or Discovery Center. Dig into all-you-can-eat beef ribs Saturday nights at Thelma’s; (909) 585-7005 1 or 866-4621 locally; Bear Mountain: Goldsmith’s Boardhouse has Atlas toll-free (800) BEAR-MTN or 585-2519. snowshoes for $15/day. 42071 Big Bear Blvd. 866-2728. Dining Snow Playing Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain, which Zoo has snowmaking to ensure snow, offers Grizzly and black bears, bobcats, coyotes, Guide great inner tubing, and there’s a Magic mountain lions, deer, eagles, and other Carpet to take riders to the top, too. $35 animals are at Big Bear Alpine Zoo, many Big Bear City buys an all-day (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) pass in the of which are native to the San Bernardino BARNSTORM RESTAURANT— winter wonderland, which includes tube Mtns. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 10- rental and Magic Carpet use. Night tubing 5 Saturday and Sunday with daily animal (5-9 p.m.) Fridays and Saturdays plus presentations at noon and weekend 3 p.m. holiday periods including March 23-31 for “feeding frenzy” tours. Moonridge Rd. to $30. The area also has the Southland’s only Clubview, veer right to Bear Mountain, Alpine Slide and a great outdoor deck, plus and turn left to the zoo. $12 adults, $9 ages the Putt ‘N Around go-karts and miniature over 60 and children 3-10, under two free. golf course. 1/4 mile west of the Village on (909) 584-1299. Big Bear Blvd. 866-4626. Big Bear Snow Play has Southen California’s longest tubing runs. Two After Dark... Big Bear’s Nightlife & Entertainment Guide ALLEY OOPS SPORTS BAR—Family Karaoke each Saturday night at 8 p.m. Glow Bowling at 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Watch the big game on big screen TVs, open to all ages. Happy Hour Monday- Friday 5:30-7 p.m. with 50¢ off all bar drinks (except draft), $1 hot dogs. Bowl 3 games for the price of 2 with coupon in this issue. Inside the Bowling Barn at 40625 Big Bear Blvd. Call 878-BOWL. AV NIGHTCLUB—DJ every night at 9 p.m. Happy hour daily till 6 p.m. with $1 beers. 664 Pine Knot. (909) 866-7377. BARNSTORM RESTAURANT—Live music Saturdays during dinner with popular entertainer Art Harriman. 501 W. Valley Blvd. at the airport. (909) 585-9339. BEST WESTERN CHATEAU—Enjoy Silver Moon in the Tiffany Lounge Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. 42200 Moonridge Rd. (909) 866-6666. BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BREWERY— Live music daily. Craft microbrew beers, food in a cozy atmosphere. Wear your gear, 75¢ off your beer. 40260 Big Bear Blvd. 866-BEER. NOTTINGHAMS—Magic J presents tableside magic Friday and Saturday. 40797 Big Bear Blvd. near Bartlett. 866-4644. THE CAVE BIG BEAR—Your favorite artists up close and personal! See national performers, top tribute bands and more in Big Bear’s hot new intimate concert venue. Good food and full cocktail service including craft beers from Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. (909) 878-0204. THE LODGE AT BIG BEAR LAKE—Singer Nikki Sparks entertains Fridays and Saturdays 5-8 p.m. in the lounge and lobby. 40650 Village Dr. (909) 866-3121 THE PINES LAKEFRONT—Pianist Mike Cross and Bass Mark Cade live Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sundays 4-7 p.m. 350 Alden Rd. (909) 866--5400. WYATT’S CAFE & SALOON—Open at 4 p.m. Wednesdays for country dancing with DJ Evan, Fridays and Saturdays with live music. March 2 Southern Spirit, March 3 Born Country; March 9 Working Poets; March 16 St. Patrick’s Pre-Party with California Celts, March 17 Revelator with Terry McRaven; March 23 Southern Spirit, March 24 country dancing. Great grub and drinks, family-friendly. Convention Center, Big Bear Blvd. at Division. (909) 585-3000. Comfortable dining at the airport. Open daily for breakfast and lunch, dinner Thursday through Sunday with nightly specials and Saturday night entertainment. German food a specialty plus steaks, seafood, chicken, burgers. Ground floor at the airport. (909) 585-9339. THELMA’S TWIN PINES-Homestyle cooking at awesome prices make this a family dining favorite. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. All-you-can-eat beef ribs $19.95 on Saturday nights, and homemade pot pies are big favorites. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner. 337 W. Big Bear Blvd. Call 585-7005. Big Bear Lake BIG BEAR LAKE BREWING CO.— Craft micros brewed on premises and gourmet pub grub and appe-teasers at this new brewery in the Village. Full bars upstairs and down with lakeviews and all NEW WEBSITE Live weather! Photo Gallery! EZ-Flip Reader! Summer! Lake Activities Boating • Fishing • Hiking Biking & Special Events If you can’t pick us up ... then click us up! Fall! Big Bear Oktoberfest All Things Oktoberfest! Join the Two Month long Celebration with all the insider information. sports all the time on big screens. 40827 Stone Rd. (909) 878-0283. BIG BEAR MOUNTAIN BREWERY— Fresh microbrewed beer served with hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads and appetizers in a cozy atmosphere. Weekend live entertainment. 40260 Big Bear Blvd. just west of Alpine Slide. 866-BEER. CAPTAIN’S ANCHORAGE—Historic and rustic, this restaurant, built in 1947 as the Sportsman’s Tavern and once owned by Andy Devine, is a Big Bear favorite with specialties like prime rib, Alaskan King Crab legs, seafood, and steaks. Allyou-can-eat homemade soup and salad bar, romantic seating, and cocktails in the Andy Devine Room. Open for dinner daily from 4:30 p.m. Moonridge Rd., just off Big Bear Blvd. (909) 866-3997. DYNASTY—Authentic Szechuan cuisine with an array of specialty dishes. Mongolian BBQ too and great cocktails. 40989 Big Bear Blvd. 866-7887. OLD COUNTRY INN-Family-style home cooking at this local’s favorite with breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Steaks, German and Italian specialties and much more with great weekday specials. 41126 Big Bear Blvd., east of Pine Knot. Call 866-5600. Monthly! Your Best Source for activities and happenings in the Big Bear Lake Area • Lodging • Attractions • Much More! Winter! Essential Information about the #1 Ski Resorts in So. California for Skiers, Snowboarders & Snowplayers Big Bear's Best Calendar of Events All Available On-line:

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