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Top 30 Reasons To Fall In Love With Lake Arrowhead

May 15, 2018

By Paola Zarate

  1. Enjoy the ride up the San Bernardino Mountains on our scenic Rim of the World Drive.
  2. Hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Heart Rock, or the Children's Forest Exploration Trail.
  3. Explore our unique Swiss Alps-like Villages and Shop Local.
  4. Hunt for treasure at our many Antique, Boutique, and Curiosity Shops for an experience you can't find on the internet.
  5. Eat and unwind while taking in beathtaking views at our Lake, Forest, and Valley View Restaurants.
  6. Visit our 4 different lakes, each offering different activities: Lake Gregory Regional Park, Lake Arrowhead, Green Valley Lake and Silverwood State Park.
  7. Travel our picturesque mountain roads for a fun drive or motorcycle ride with no traffic jams.
  8. Hike atop the Pinnacles and get a 360 degree-view of Southern California.
  9. Get your thrills at SkyPark Adventure Park: Mountain Biking, Zip Lining, Bungee Jumping, Rock Wall Climbing and Archery.
  10. Hunt for Pine Cones: we are home to the heaviest Coulter Pine Cone and the longest Sugar Pine Cone. Go to the 12th Annual Pine Cone Festival (October 6).
  11. Discover Native American history and artifacts at Indian Rock Trail, also known as the "The Metate Hike".
  12. Rent Mountain Bikes at Rim Nordic or SkyPark and ride the forest trails.
  13. Experience outdoor water activities at Lake Gregory: Boat Rentals, Kayaks, Fishing, Paddle Boards and Water Bikes.
  14. Explore over 300 miles of ATV Trails, try Jeeping at Deep Creek and work up an appetite on the PCT. On your way back, indulge in a 1950's vintage experience at The Malt Shop on Hook Creek Road, Cedar Glen.
  1. Go Lake Fishing on the shore, docks, or boat.
  2. Walk Bear Springs Road and climb up to the Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Tower for panoramic views. Watch the suset at "Sunset Loop" in Twin Peaks.
  3. Known as Hollywood's backyard playground to the stars, visit Lake Arrowhead Communitites rich film industry history, where over 150 movies were made and stars escape for tranquility.
  4. Bowl with your friends at Rim Bowling & Entertainment Center and grab a cold brew, pizza, and sandwiches.
  5. Take the kids lakeside to Lollipop Amusement Park for Rides & Miniture Golf.
  6. Capture the sights and sounds of Wild Bird Watching. See our native Eagles, Owls, Ducks, Mountain Chickadees, Goldfinch, Hummingbirds, Blue Jays, and more.
  7. Meet our wildlife at Wildhaven Ranch.
  8. Take a guided nature walk at Heap's Peak Arboretum.
  9. Enjoy a 1-hour narrated boat tour on The Arrowhead Queen. Get close-up views of Lake Arrowhead and magnificent estates on the lakefront.
  10. Discover local history at the Mountain History Museum. Attend the Historical Society's unique events: the annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boats & Woodie Cars Show (June 9), Celebrity & History Cruise (Summer 2018) and Tunnel Tours (Summer 2018).
  11. Grab a sack lunch at Jensen's Foods and picnic in the forest at Switzer Park or MacKay Park.
  12. Chill in the fresh mountain air and scents of nature.
  13. Star-gaze one mile closer to the vast night sky.
  14. Enjoy wine and craft beer tastings at Sycamore Ranch Vineyard & Winery, The Grapevine, Bin 189, LouEddie's Pizza & Micro Brewery. It's cooler up in the mountains, attend our tasting events: Rotary Art & Wine Festival (May 19-20) and Brewfest (August 11).
  15. Indulge in the Lake Arrowhead Music Scene: Free Summer Concert Series at Lake Arrowhead Village, The Tudor House and SkyPark at Santa's Village. Attend the annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival (August 2018).
  16. Experience the Lake Arrowhead lifestyle: see our unique architecture, take a boat shuttle to a lakefront estate and walk through our historic mountain homes during the 44th annual Home Tour (September 15). Sample our cuisine and restaurants at the annual Taste of Lake Arrowhead (December 5).

About the author

Paola Zarate

Paola Zarate

Paola Zarate traded in her hometown in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Arrowbear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California several years ago. She now attends college and is pursing a teaching career.

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